Balsamic Blueberries and Peaches

"Found on Sounds like a unique twist to me........... Used for ZWT 3 with Midwest and South as the regions, blueberries in Michigan and peaches in Georgia."
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  • 3 tablespoons sugar, additional to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups blueberries, about 1 pound (divided)
  • 1 lb peach, sliced (can sub nectarines)
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper (optional)


  • In a 1 to 1 1/2 quart heavy saucepan, bring 3 Tablespoons sugar with vinegar and 1 cup of the blueberries to a boil while stirring constantly.
  • Boil 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Combine remaining 2 cups of blueberries with peach slices in a large bowl.
  • Toss with hot blueberry syrup and black pepper.
  • Add additional sugar, if desired.
  • Let stand 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.

Questions & Replies

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  1. tannietown
    Can I use canned peaches?


  1. justcallmetoni
    So simple in its construction and divine in flavors, this is one you are left wondering "why didn't I think of that?" I love the sharp contrast of fruit with balsamic and often enjoy it with strawberries or oranges. I am planning to make this as an elegant dessert for a BBQ grilling the peach halves and pouring the blueberries and sauce on top. Yummy!
  2. Jonathan Melendez
    Such a great complex dish with lots of flavor. The fruit with the balsamic was incredible. Served it with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. It was perfect!
  3. FLKeysJen
    Chef Kate is right...this is a "10 star" recipe, especially with peaches fresh from the tree and served with vanilla frozen yogurt. Ellie Krieger has a similar recipe using cherries instead of blueberries.
  4. threeovens
    I just "lifted" the blueberry portion of this recipe because I wanted a blueberry sauce to pour over a store bought cake. This was easy and oh so delish-i-ous. I am thinking, next time I will grill some peaches and pour this blueberry sauce over.
  5. Starrynews
    Amazing! I love the combination of fruit and balsamic vinegar, and this is a real winner! I used a little less sugar, and it was perfect. Served it at the end of a large meal, so this actually fed 8 people for me. I added a little dollop of whipped cream on the side- excellent. Thanks for this keeper... I'll be using it a lot while blueberries are in season.


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