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Caramel Peach Poutine

Contributed by: News Canada

(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 www.ontariotenderfruit.com

Don't forget to double the recipe for seconds!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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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