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!
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.
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!!
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.
- 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 Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 1215Total Fat 78gSaturated Fat 44gTrans Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 29gCholesterol 189mgSodium 471mgCarbohydrates 122gFiber 6gSugar 116gProtein 6g
The nutritional information and calorie count provided is intended as a guideline only and has been provided by third-party software.
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