A Peach Flambé Dessert Recipe

peaches on wooden background
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Ratings (7)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
343 Calories
15g Fat
42g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A little flambe makes this peach dessert extra special. Read this flambe tutorial for tips on how to master this technique. 


  • 2 peaches (ripe but still firm)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum

Steps to Make It

  1. Take 2 ripe, peaches, cut in half, then slice in about 4 or 5 slices.

  2. Melt a few tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a heavy, deep skillet with a long handle.

  3. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of brown sugar; stir. Add peaches. Cook until fairly warm and starting to soften, about 1 minute.

  4. Flip the peaches and let them cook an additional 30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat and add rum (light or dark; dark has more flavor) to taste, and swirl in pan a bit.

  5. Put the pan back on the heat. Light a very long match and pass over pan. Stand back and avert your face. Allow flame to die down and sauce to thicken slightly

  6. Remove from heat and serve over ice cream.