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Two bowls of ice-cream topped with peaches foster shown with two white spoons and some peaches and a bottle of rum in the background.

Peaches Foster

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: American


Peaches foster is a delicious variation on the classic bananas foster – ripe peaches get caramelized in butter, brown sugar, and rum then served over vanilla ice-cream.


  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark is fine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons peach schnapps
  • 4 large ripe peaches, peeled and cut into thick wedges
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • Vanilla ice-cream, for serving


  1. Make the caramel sauce: Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. When butter is mostly melted, add the sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, 4 minutes.
  2. Cook peaches: Carefully add peach schnapps (it will splatter) and peaches. Turn up the heat so mixture is at a low simmer. Cook until peaches are soft and slightly caramelized, 3-5 minutes. Carefully add the rum. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot. Then ignite the rum with a long match. When flames die down, stir the sauce to ensure that all of the alcohol cooks out. Let cool 5 minutes.
  3. Serve: Serve cooked peaches over ice cream and top with the caramel sauce in the pan.


Keywords: peaches foster, fresh peaches, peach schnapps

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