Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poached Peaches with Cream Cheese Filling

A nice summer dessert! Make sure you cool completely before peeling and halving peaches.
This recipe comes from Taste of Home's "Healthy Cooking".
serves 4 ( 3 points)

4 c. water
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 medium peaches
3 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
2 T. powdered sugar
2 T. miniature chocolate chips
1 T. orange juice

In a large saucepan, combine water with sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Add peaches, whole. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, discarding cooking liquid. Cool completely to room temperature. Peel and halve, removing pits. Chill halved peaches.
Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and orange juice. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the center of each peach half. Top with mini chocolate chips.

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