Recipe: Fresh Peach and Thyme Compote

May 23, 2024

I’m excited to share my latest culinary adventure with the freshest Sweet Georgia peaches from Kroger! Today, we whipped up one of my signature Dutch baby pancakes topped with a fresh peach and thyme compote. It’s a perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors that scream summer! Dive into this seasonal treat with me and discover the freshness of Kroger’s peaches firsthand.

Fresh Peach and Thyme Compote


  • 4-5 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (adjust based on sweetness of peaches)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Peel the peaches using a sharp knife and remove the pits. Slice some of the peaches into thin slices and leave some in larger chunks or wedges. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sliced and chunked peaches with the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, thyme leaves, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.
  4. Let the compote simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the peaches are tender and the mixture has thickened slightly. If the compote seems too thick, you can add a tablespoon or two of water during cooking.
  5. Remove the compote from heat and let it cool slightly. 
  6. Serve warm or chilled as a topping for yogurt, ice cream, pancakes, or waffles.


Store any leftover compote in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Enjoy your delicious peach-thyme compote with the perfect balance of sweet peaches and aromatic thyme!

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