Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Yields: 4 Servings
The Peach Melba dish was invented in 1892 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier in honor of Australian soprano, Nellie Melba. It combines two favorite summer fruits: peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream. The original recipe calls for poaching the peaches in syrup, but this version gives a summer flair to this classic dessert.
4 medium peaches, washed, halved and pitted
¾ cup plus 1 tbsp sugar, divided ¾ cup water 2 tbsps freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided 1 vanilla bean, halved, scraped and seeds reserved 1 (8-ounce) bag frozen raspberries, thawed
vanilla ice cream, for serving