Peach in syrup without sugar looks like a contradiction. But I couldn’t explain it otherwise. We’re talking about peach in syrup prepared with no sugar added, neither any other sweetener.
As soon as I discovered this way to prepare peach syrup without sugar (I did it reducing sugar amount at each time), I began to think about why people use sugar to prepare something that is already so sweet by itself.
The only answer I could find was …the tradition. I mean, “things continue to be done the same way they have always been done” and that sugar is a preservative.
As I am a bit rebel regarding traditions, I leave you with a joke (even if it is more a life lesson than a joke) 🙂
“A young woman is preparing a ham for Christmas Eve, following the family’s recipe. AT a certain point, she asks herself: “Why do I have to cut it in half?” And decide to call her mother to ask the reason. Her mother answers her: “Oh, dear, I don’t know. We have always prepared it that way. Call your granny and ask her about it.” The woman called her grandmother who answered the same as her mother, but decided to ask her mother, the great-grandmother, who answers: “Oh, dear daughter, I use to cut it because it didn’t fit my oven!”
Let’s meditate on a little before repeating behaviors that maybe don’t have any sense for us.
With this wish, I leave you with this peach in syrup without sugar recipe, perfectly according to a present and healthy nutrition.
- ripe peaches
- Wash and peel the peaches, then cut them in wedges.
- Put them into a slightly high pan.
- Cut a square of parchment paper, a little bit larger than the pan diameter.
- Fold the paper in two, then in 4 and then into a triangle (if you don’t understand me, watch the video).
- Cover the peaches with this paper, adjusting it over the fruit, and put the pan on very low gas.
- Depending on your gas and on how ripe are your peaches, you may need to add little water during cooking.
- Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once in a while (always putting the paper tap back over the peaches), until the peaches are soft and cooked.
- Buon appetito!