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Seared Figs and White Peaches with Balsamic Reduction

Meal Type Dessert
Website Cooking is my life

 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons butter (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme (chopped and divided in half)
  • 4 ripe white peaches ((about 1 3/4 lbs.) halved and pitted)
  • 8 ripe Black Mission figs (halved lengthwise (about 1 lbs.))
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1
Cook peppercorns in a small skillet over medium heat for 6 minutes or until fragrant and toasted. Cool. Place peppercorns in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal. Crush peppercorns with a meat mallet or rolling pin; set aside.


Step 2
Melt 1 tsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; stir in 1 tsp. thyme. Add peaches, cut sides down, to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan. Place 1 peach half, cut sides up, on each of 8 plates. Melt remaining 1 tsp. butter in pan; stir in remaining 1 tsp. thyme. Add figs, cut sides down, to pan; cook 2 minutes or until browned. Place two fig halves on each plate.


Step 3
Add balsamic vinegar to pan; cook over medium-low heat until reduced to 3 tbsp. (about 3 minutes). Cool slightly. Spoon about 2 tsp. crème fraiche into the center of each peach half, drizzle about 1 tsp. vinegar mixture over each serving. Sprinkle each serving with about 1/8 tsp. pepper. Sprinkle evenly with salt.

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