Macerated Peaches with Ancho-Cinnamon Sugar

Macerated Peaches with Ancho-Cinnamon SugarRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Spoon this incredibly versatile and saucy condiment over vanilla ice cream for an easy summer dessert. Or use it as a topper for pound cake or oatmeal or as the filling for a cobbler or tart. Bonus: It's also a flavorful accompaniment to grilled meats.


Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes


2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh mint
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon honey
Pinch of kosher salt
2 teaspoons lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 pounds fresh peaches, unpeeled and quartered


Stir together first 9 ingredients in a large bowl. Add peaches; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour.