Bourbon Poached Peaches
This is one for the grown-ups. Bourbon Poached Peaches is a dessert that is impressive enough to serve for a dinner party and takes almost no time at all.
Ripe peaches are poached in bourbon and sugar, the sauce is then cooked and reduced to a luscious sauce that is drizzled over the peaches and topped with vanilla ice cream and fresh mint.
We are in peach season and they are a beautiful sight to see in the supermarkets and Farmers markets. Last Saturday I sampled the juiciest and tastiest peaches at our local Farmers Market and I bought as many as I could carry on 1.2 mile walk home.
On the way home, my husband wanted to stop off and buy some bourbon. He’s a Scotch drinker, but enjoyed Maker’s 46 with a friend the weekend before and wanted to treat himself. I convinced him to let me take some and the bourbon poached peaches were born. Of course there wasn’t much convincing since he got to enjoy them Saturday evening and he was a happy man
These bourbon poached peaches are a really easy dessert dish that will be sure to impress. The peaches can be poached ahead of time and then just serve when you’re ready. The poaching liquid is reduced to make a lovely thick Bourbon sauce and then I topped the peaches with a creamy vanilla ice cream.
How to poach peaches
This recipe is a little special because bourbon is used as the poaching liquid. Peach halves are cooked in bourbon and sugar. The liquid is reduced and thickened then poured over the finished fruit.
This recipe would also work well and be delicious using pears in the fall and winter.
Go ahead, make them this weekend and impress your friends and family. They will think they’re eating at a fine restaurant.
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28 Comments on “Bourbon Poached Peaches”
Have a double batch on the stove right now – you should smell my kitchen!!
I’m jealous Lisa. I hope you enjoy 🙂
Your photos are stunning Janette! It’s peach season here and we just got two dozen at Costco yesterday. We’ve been discussing how to use them. Many many thanks for this recipe. Love the booze infusions! Can’t wait to try out soon 🙂
I’ve got 20 lb. of peaches that I bought the other day and a bottle of bourbon in my liquor cabinet … I think it’s meant to be. 🙂
Yes, it is meant to be Kristen. Enjoy 🙂
What a deliciously simple dessert! I’d love to dig right in.
Janette…what a stunning presentation and your peaches look absolutely mouthwatering!
This is a perfect summer dessert idea for entertaining, Janette! I would be extremely impressed if you served me this and, I must say, your photos are just gorgeous!
Peaches AND bourbon? Two of my favorite things! Am making this for sure.
Thank you Kim, you’ll love them. Let me know how you like them.
I love anything with peaches! This dessert sounds wonderfully delicious 🙂
Impressive for sure! Wow, Janette – these look INCREDIBLE! I love peaches, but then you went and poached them in bourbon and took them to a whole new level! A-MAZ-ING!
What a gorgeous use of peaches, bourbon, and summer! Beautifully done, Janette!!
I love peaches! This looks like a great sweet treat! Great pictures 🙂
This is such a classy dessert, and so beautiful too! Love the photos.
An elegant, stunning dessert! This looks wonderful!
These are gorgeous! Love that you have used bourbon – what a wonderful peach dessert, Janette!
Your presentation and photographs are magazine quality! Love this to no end!
Simple yet elegant! I love it!
How delicious, I love any-type of poached stone fruit recipe… especially if it’s accompanied by a delicious alcohol like Bourbon. I just wish it was Peach season here in Australia!
WOW Your poached peachese look delicious and is the perfect summer snack for me!
I love this simple and yummy dessert!
Oh my , these look incredible! Nettie
Your peaches just jump off the page. So simple yet so elegant. I love this recipe.
I think grown-ups need treats once in a while. This is a great recipe for a midnight snack. I will have to try this over the weekend.
This looks awesome! Peaches are my favorite summer fruit! I think I like them so much because you can only get them for a few months. This looks amazing! I wish I had some now. MMM, peaches and bourbon are classic.
OMG this is AWESOME!!!! I am using bourbon poached peaches for my next ice cream adventure 🙂 I love these pictures!!!
I swear, these photos look like they were painted by the Dutch masters!