By Marge Perry and David Bonom
The topping may be doubled or tripled and used on yogurt, ice cream or waffles throughout the week.
1 tbsp unsalted butter
3 cups sliced fresh nectarines or 2 cups thawed frozen peaches
1 cup ruby port
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
4-6 tsp unsalted butter
8 slices sourdough bread 1/2-inch thick
- To make the topping: melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the foam subsides add the nectarines and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is tender but still holds its shape, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Bring the port, pomegranate juice, and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Cook until mixture is syrupy enough to coat a spoon and is reduced to about scant 2/3 cup, about 20-22 minutes. Stir in the nectarines and cook 2 minutes; remove from the heat.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, almond extract, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.
- Preheat the oven to 200°F.
- Wipe out the skillet and return to the stove over medium heat. Melt 2 teaspoons of the butter. Dip three to four slices of bread in the egg mixture and add to the skillet. Cook until golden about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with remaining butter and bread slices. Serve warm topped with port mixture
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