I bought the yummiest cherries and peaches this week, and when I was looking for a side dish to bring to a family get-together, these came to mind.
I made a super simple, healthy and yummy dish. The original recipe called for tossing with the peaches, but I chose to cook them a bit in the mixture to get them nice and soft and syrupy.
I had this as a side dish, and also want to make it again to serve over chicken. I think it'd be great on top of pancakes, too. It's a dessert in and of itself, so if you're looking for a low-cal option, try this!
Cherry Glazed Peaches
1/2 pound fresh cherries, pitted
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (this will NOT make it vinegary. When you cook it down, it becomes syrupy)
1 pound fresh peaches, sliced (nectarines also work)
In a large saucepan, mix the cherries, sugar and vinegar. Bring to a boil then simmer until syrupy, about five minutes. Add the peaches, and simmer another three to four minutes, just enough to soften the peaches slightly. Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle with additional sugar if needed (all depends on how sweet your peaches are).
That's it! Easy, and yummy!