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Peaches Foster

What do you get when you take a classic dessert like bananas foster and swap out tree-ripened Georgia peaches? Three guesses. Peaches Foster, of course!!

It’s an easy yet elegant dessert that takes about 15 minutes to make!

A closeup vertical image of peaches foster in a pretty china bowl  sprinkled with chopped pecans and cinnamon.

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.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making peaches foster is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.


A vertical photo of peaches foster in a bowl with chopped pecans, cinnamon, and a title text overlay graphic

The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

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?

Only minutes!

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.

An offset horizontal photo of bowl filled with peaches foster, chopped pecans, and a silver spoon.

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:

A vertical photo of an iphone taking a video of peaches foster in a silver skillet.

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?

Sure thing!

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

An overhead photo of a caramelized nectarine upside down cake on a square platter with fresh mint.

*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!

An offset photo of a double chocolate cherry bundt cake with fresh cherries piled in the center and mint.

*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. 

A tray filled with chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs with fresh strawberries as garnish

*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!

A bowl and a couple of mason jars filled with no-churn peach and pecan ice cream with peaches on the side and pecans on the table

*Peaches Foster (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A closeup vertical photo of a bowl of peaches foster with chopped pecans and a spoon with title text overlay graphic.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy no-bake fruit dessert of Peaches Foster.

An offset photo of a bowl filled with peaches foster with chopped pecans over top.

Peaches Foster

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine no-bake fruit dessert
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1215 kcal


  • 3 ripe peaches pits removed and sliced (may peel if desired)
  • 1 stick butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup peach brandy
  • pinch ground cinnamon or to taste
  • pinch salt
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • 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 a pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg to the peaches along with the chopped pecans.
  • 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.



Always use caution when using alcohol and an open flame.
Never pour the alcohol directly from the bottle when using and open flame.
This recipe can be made without alcohol, but it will not be flammable.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 1215kcalCarbohydrates: 122gProtein: 6gFat: 78gSaturated Fat: 44gPolyunsaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 471mgFiber: 6gSugar: 116g
Keyword easy fruit dessert, no bake peach dessert, peaches flambé, peaches foster, quick peach dessert
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Recipe Rating


Sunday 26th of July 2020

Holy Moly, this was so delicious! It was the perfect way to showcase the first ripe peaches of the season!