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Close up overhead view of poached nectarines in red wine, topped with mint sprigs and cloves, in a cast iron skillet.
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5 from 1 vote

Poached Nectarines

A simple, elegant recipe that is delicious and light. Serve it alone or over ice cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 383kcal


  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 7 cups ripe medium nectarines with skins pitted and sliced into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Chamomile flowers or other edible flowers


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, place the wine and bring it to a boil. Add the coconut sugar. Stir until dissolved.
  • Add the nectarines and whole cloves. Stew for 15 minutes over medium-low heat or until the wine reduces down to form a glaze.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cinnamon and lemon juice. 
  • Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and garnish with the edible flowers.


Recipe reprinted with permission from The Plantpower Way: Italia by Julie Piatt and Rich Roll; Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
*Note from Veggie Inspired: I couldn't find edible flowers, which is why you don't see them here in the photos. This recipe was plenty delicious without them. Also, be sure to get a red wine that you love to drink. When it reduces down, the flavors will become stronger.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg