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A dessert of ice cream and peaches with Melba sauce.
- ‘There's a gourmet blueberry cobbler served in a little white ramekin, and a light version of peach Melba, flecked with almonds.’
- ‘The most famous peach dessert, peach Melba, was created by Escoffier in 1893 to honour Dame Nellie Melba.’
- ‘The desserts were a mix of old and new, like peach Melba and the chocolate plate, containing a quite tasty amalgam of all the latest fashions in chocolate.’
Named after Dame Nellie Melba (see Melba, Dame Nellie).
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