Warm Peaches with Whipped Cream
6 ripe yellow peaches
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cut each peach in half, then cut each half into 4 slices.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Reduce heat to medium-low, sprinkle the sugar over the butter, and stir until dissolved, about 1 minute.
Add the peaches, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring frequently, until the peaches are softened and coated with a thin sauce, about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat the cream and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
Spoon the peaches and sauce into bowls, and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
Yield: 4 servings