Dulce de Durazno y Habanero

Fresh peaches in spiced habanero sauce

Serves 4-6

6-8 peaches, peeled t-scored

1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup water
1 Mexican cinnamon stick
2 cloves
3 allspice berries
1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
1/8 tsp. Habanero chile pepper, seeded, deveined, minced

Mint leaves for garnish

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice berries, ginger and Habanero chile pepper. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce the heat to low and strain.

Return the flavored liquid to the saucepan and simmer until thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes.

Add the peaches to the syrup and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.

Serve at room temperature and garnish.