Stewed Peaches

Stewed Peaches on Pound Cake

An easy preparation for ripe peaches. Peaches are peeled, sliced, and boiled in their own juices to create a delectable topping for just about any dessert!


  • 4 - 5 ripe peaches (to equal 4 cups when cut into wedges)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • pinch of cinnamon


  1. Peel the peaches* and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the pit, then cut each half into 3 wedges (for 6 total wedges per peach). Measure out 4 cups of the peach wedges.
  2. Place the peach wedges, along with the sugar, water, lemon juice, and cinnamon into a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture up to a boil, stirring gently with a silicone spatula to help the sugar begin to dissolve in the liquid.
  3. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle boil. Cook for 5 - 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the peaches are very soft but still hold their shape, and the liquid released from the peaches has begun to thicken.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the stewed peaches to cool slightly before serving. The syrup from the peaches will continue to thicken as it cools.


*I like to use a sharp paring knife to peel the peaches, but feel free to use your favorite method.

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