My sister Marci and I have 2 things in common. 1) Our parents and 2) Our love for peaches. Please welcome her and her pressure cooking skills back today, sharing this yummy Pressure Cooker Peach Compote, used for topping off desserts, warm breakfasts, smothered on yogurt, etc. – or simply stuffing in your face. Then we’ll have a nice chat about what we don’t have in common, such as; metabolisms, husbands, posterity likeness, personal interests and hobbies . . .
Life is made rich by moments that are rare. First kiss, birth of a child, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, a peaceful nap, and peaches. Yes peaches. I love them so much I’m putting them on the same level as the birth of a child! In my home, they are the number one fruit and for the very short time that they are in their prime, we eat them on everything! Think yogurt, pancakes, salads, salsa or simply sliced up with a sprinkle of cinnamon, it doesn’t matter, they’ll be heavenly however you eat them. However, I’ll admit, I seriously questioned my son dipping them in ketchup, but who knows, maybe he’s on to something.
My family recently bought a new home and while the house is in a beautiful location, has 2 ovens (yay!), and has enough rooms for all my kids to have their own bedroom (twin boys in one room = disaster), the thing that sold me was 2 blooming peach trees! So we negotiated…how much do you want, great take another ten grand, I don’t care I just need those peach trees! So I’m now the proud owner of peach trees! Oh my, the possibilities!
For this recipe I debated back and forth about dressing them up in cinnamon. But after 2 batches of glistening orange peach compote, I knew this recipe was meant to be all about the peaches. No sweetener, no spices, just let that peach flavor concentrate and shine with the magic of the pressure cooker!
The compote will thicken a bit as it cools, but since I like it best hot, I use a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up-completely optional. Another option is to stir in a tablespoon of chia seeds while it’s hot and cover for 5 minutes. This stores well in the fridge and it can also be frozen. The texture of the peaches will be a bit different after freezing, but it’s still delicious. Now go and enjoy the rich, rare moment that is peaches and eat some while watching a beautiful sunrise, because eating them while giving birth would be weird…amazing, but totally inappropriate.
For our favorite way to use up our peach compote, find our Peaches and Cream Steel Cut Oats with Cinnamon Maple Drizzle recipe here.
To sweeten the deal, today’s recipe is brought to you by the amazing people at Fagor who have offered to give away a Fagor Lux Multi-cooker to one of you lucky readers!
All you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this post and share with us why you love your electric pressure cooker or why you really really want one. We’d love to hear!
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I LOVE my Fagor Lux and it’s a rare moment that it ever leaves my counter top. The Fagor Lux is very user friendly, beautiful (we especially love the white one), and includes functions such as brown, simmer, saute, slow cook, pressure cook and steam. It also comes with presets for white rice, brown rice, and risotto. There’s an option to delay cook time for up to 6 hours and after your food is cooked it will keep it warm up to 12 hours, if needed.
Which brings me to my next point to emphasize, the Fagor Lux can function as a slow cooker and/or pressure cooker, which could essentially replace the need to store extra appliances such as rice cookers or crock pots in the kitchen. Be sure to catch our Peaches and Cream Steel Cut Oats recipe where either the slow cook or pressure cook functions can be used in the Fagor Lux for my family’s favorite way to use this compote. I don’t want to give it away, but let me just say, you’re about to be amazed, exhilarated, and energized for the rest of your day. I may be overselling it…but I guarantee you won’t be disappointed if you have a batch of Peach Compote sitting ready in your fridge 🙂
Last but not least, one of my favorite functions of all is for yogurt. Rich, creamy, smooth yogurt that doesn’t require much more than stirring and pressing a button. Using a gallon of milk, I get over 3 quarts of yogurt with this amazing appliance, but that’s for another post, another day.
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