Makes about 2 cups
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
4 (8- to 9-ounce) peaches, peeled, halved, pitted and sliced
¾ cup water
½ cup sugar
½ to ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom
2 – 4 tablespoons crushed pistachios
Ice cream, crème fraiche, ricotta or peach sherbet if desired.
1.Place the sliced peaches in a medium bowl.
2.Mix the lime juice and the zest together and drizzle over the peach slices. Toss gently to be certain all slices are coated.
3.In a small saucepot, mix the water, sugar and cardamom over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat until the syrup begins to boil. Reduce the heat to a steady simmer. Continue to cook until syrup is reduced by 1/3, about 10 to 12 minutes.
4.Cool syrup slightly
5.Arrange peaches for serving. Top, if desired, by choice of ice cream, crème fraiche, ricotta or peach sherbet. Sprinkle with pistachios. Drizzle with warm syrup and serve.
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