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Caramel Peach Poutine

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(NC) - Running from mid-July to early September, Ontario peach season is an annually anticipated event. Packed in their signature baskets, the sweet and juicy fruit are a perfect addition to summer desserts. This Caramel Peach Poutine adds a sweet twist to a savoury French Canadian favourite.

Caramel Peach Poutine
Instead of fries, cheese curds and gravy, make a traditional poutine with sweet Ontario peach slices, decadent Mascarpone cheese and a golden caramel sauce. For more recipe ideas visit

Don't forget to double the recipe for seconds!


  • 6 Ontario peaches, sliced 6
  • 2 tbsp Cointreau 30 mL
  • 1 cup Mascarpone cheese 250 mL
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar 50 mL
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 mL
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 mL
  • 1 cup vanilla caramel squares 250 mL
  • 1/4 cup 35% whipping cream 50 mL
  • 2 tsp vanilla 10 mL
  • 2 tsp butter 10 mL


In bowl, gently toss peach slices with Cointreau. Let sit for 30 minutes.

In bowl, combine Mascarpone with sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and nutmeg. Set aside.

In heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt caramels with whipping cream. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla.

In non-stick skillet, heat butter over medium high heat. Add peaches and saute just until heated through and lightly golden.

Arrange peaches over 4 dessert plates. Sprinkle with cheese mixture. Drizzle with hot caramel sauce. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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