Peaches and Nectarines with Rosemary and Honey Syrup

Slices of peaches and nectarines with rosemary and honey syrup and a sprig of rosemary in a glass.

A quick syrup flavored with fresh rosemary transforms simple slices of peaches and nectarines into an elegant dessert.–Irit Ishai

Peaches and Nectarines with Rosemary and Honey Syrup

  • Quick Glance
  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • Serves 6
5/5 - 1 reviews



Combine the honey, sugar, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.

Add the rosemary and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 7 minutes to let the rosemary infuse. Strain through a fine sieve, let cool, and refrigerate to chill completely.

Just before serving, halve and pit the peaches and nectarines. Cut the fruit into 1/4 inch slices and put them in a large serving bowl. Pour on just enough of the rosemary syrup to lightly coat the fruit, about 6 tablespoons. Garnish the peaches and nectarines with fresh sprigs of rosemary, if you like.

Recipe Testers' Reviews

Rosemary pairs so nicely with so many things, so I was excited to try it with peaches and nectarines. Well, it works! The sweet honey syrup with a hint of rosemary is delightful. This opens up all sorts of other possibilities, including infusing the syrup with lavender, basil, or lemongrass. My husband and I are going to have it with blueberries later this evening, as blueberries love rosemary. I would think guests would really enjoy this for breakfast, perhaps with some Greek yogurt and toasted hazelnuts.


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  1. 5 stars
    This is a stunning little dessert. It is summer. The syrup is simplicity itself, both subtle and elegant, and I suspected it was flexible, too. It worked beautifully and deliciously to sweeten iced tea. The next time I made the syrup (a double batch!), I added three strips of orange zest (because I had some and I hate to waste) and a few whole allspice berries. This was drizzled over some not-sweet-enough fruit crostini. It was the perfect boost. And just yesterday, I decided to enhance white sangria with the syrup…yes, please! Oh, the possibilities….

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