What do you get when you take a classic dessert like bananas foster and swap out tree-ripened Georgia peaches? Peaches Foster, of course!! It's an easy yet elegant dessert that takes only about 15 minutes to make!
Peaches Foster are peach slices bathed in a light and flavorful caramel sauce. This fast and easy peach dessert is sure to be a feast for your eyes, as well as your taste buds.
- The ingredient list:
- Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- How this recipe came to be:
- How long does it take to make peaches foster?
- Can canned peaches be used for this recipe?
- Can the alcohol be left out of this recipe?
- Does flambéing burn off all the alcohol?
- How to carefully and properly flambé:
- Should the peaches be skinned before making peaches flambe?
- How to easily remove the skin from peaches:
- Can nectarines be used in place of peaches for this recipe?
- Additional fresh fruit dessert recipes:
- Printable Recipe Card
The ingredient list:
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- peach slices
- brown sugar
- heavy cream
- peach brandy
- chopped pecans
- ground cinnamon
- grated nutmeg
- ice cream (optional and not shown)
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- large skillet
- measuring cups and spoons
- chef's knife (for slicing peaches)
- cutting board
- large bowl
- slotted spoon
- microplane (for grating nutmeg)
- nut chopper (optional)
- long-handled lighter (for flambéing)
How this recipe came to be:
I had a lot of peaches to use up after I'd purchased 25 pounds of fresh tree-ripe Georgia peaches.
Time was of the utmost importance when the idea of Peaches Foster flashed through my brain, and I'm SO glad it did!!
How long does it take to make peaches foster?
From the time you heat your skillet, until the time you're enjoying the delicious flavor of warm peaches bathed in light caramel sauce, it will be approximately 15 minutes.
Can canned peaches be used for this recipe?
Sure. In a pinch, why not?
I recommend using canned peaches in peach juice (not heavy syrup) and draining them well before adding them to the skillet.
Can the alcohol be left out of this recipe?
Yes, if you'd like peaches in caramel sauce alone, that is never a bad thing.
However, please know that by not using the alcohol you will NOT be able to flambé the peaches.
Does flambéing burn off all the alcohol?
With such a short flambé time (as with this recipe), only about 75% of the alcohol content of the peach brandy will actually be burned off.
This recipe (as written) is NOT recommended for children or people with alcohol concerns or restrictions.
How to carefully and properly flambé:
In the featured peaches foster video I made, you'll notice that I didn't get much flame going on my flambé.
The reason being is that, for the purposes of video production, I was using an induction burner that does not supply an open flame such as a gas stovetop burner would.
No open flame = no jaw-dropping flambé presentation. Oh well, you get the idea...
Should the peaches be skinned before making peaches flambe?
It's totally your call. I chose not to.
How to easily remove the skin from peaches:
Can nectarines be used in place of peaches for this recipe?
The flavor will be very similar to a peach foster except that you won't have to deal with any peach fuzz skin if that's an issue for you.
Additional fresh fruit dessert recipes:
*Caramelized Nectarine Upside Down Cake (pictured below)
Summertime’s delicious bounty of fresh and juicy nectarines comes alive in this recipe for caramelized Nectarine Upside-Down Cake.
*Double Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake (pictured below)
This Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake is a chocolate and cherry lover's dream come true! It’s a rich, dense cake with a brownie-like consistency, and you have my promise that the chocolate and cherry taste will make you swoon with delight!
*Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs (pictured below)
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs may look intimidating to make, but trust me, they’re not! As long as you follow a few simple steps, you’ll be noshing on one (maybe two) of these beauties in no time.
*No-Churn Peach and Pecan Ice Cream (pictured below)
No ice cream maker? No problem! This no-churn peach pecan ice cream is just like biting into a fresh and juicy summertime peach!
*Peaches Foster (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
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Printable Recipe Card
- 3 ripe peaches pits removed and sliced (may peel if desired)
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter salted or unsalted
- 1 cup brown sugar light or dark
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup peach brandy
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste
- pinch salt
- ⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg or to taste
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the brown sugar. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the brown sugar melts.
- Bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce the heat to low and stir in the heavy cream. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer before adding the peaches.
- Once the peaches are added, add a pinch of salt, and stir gently to coat.
- Add the brandy to the skillet and use a long-handled lighter to carefully flambé the peaches. *Note - make sure to stand back from the skillet during the flaming process, and that there are no flammable items like sleeves or drapes close to the skillet when doing so. The flame will extinguish itself after a few seconds.
- Add the ground cinnamon and nutmeg to the peaches along with the chopped pecans. Stir to coat.
- Use a slotted spoon to serve the peaches in a bowl, or over ice cream or pound cake (not shown), and spoon the sauce over top.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's fast and elegant fruit dessert recipe as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!
Thank you so much for visiting me today in my Kudos Kitchen. I hope you found something you'll love and that you'll come back and visit me often. There is always room for you around my table!
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!!