My all time favorite dessert, except for maybe the perfect brownie, is bananas foster. Last week our local farmers market had fresh, sweet, and juicy peaches from Alabama. I needed a last minute dessert for guests on Saturday night and thought what could be better and any easier than peaches sautéed in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon with a splash of bourbon. Top this warm caramelized fruit mixture with vanilla ice cream and voila, instant and impressive dessert!
Published on July 4, 2019 | By surleplat |
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- 6 ripe peaches, peeled, sliced and pitted
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- Slice the peeled peaches and remove the seed. Set aside in a small bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon and a small squeeze of lemon juice to keep the peaches from turning brown. Mix well.
- Melt the butter in a skillet, add brown sugar and cook over low heat stirring into a thick paste. Add vanilla and bourbon (you can carefully ignite at this point if you wish), and cook for a couple of minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and well combined. Add sliced peaches and stir and baste carefully with sugar and butter mixture.
- Place 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in each bowl. Spoon warm peach caramel mixture over ice cream and serve immediately...with a big spoon! Try not to slurp.