Quick and Easy Peach Dessert Sauce

Easy Peach Sauce

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 13 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
101 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 1g
Calcium 8mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serve this heavenly sauce over pound cake, shortcakes, or peach or this buttermilk ice cream. As you can see in the photo, we added a few sliced strawberries and a handful of blueberries to the finished sauce. We loved the fresher flavor and the added texture from the firm berries. 

Feel free to replace the Peach brandy or Schnapps with more peach juice or peach nectar.


  • 1 (15 ounces) can diced or sliced peaches in natural juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons peach brandy, peach schnapps, or peach nectar or more juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Optional: dash nutmeg or cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Drain peach juice into a bowl. Dice the peaches and set aside.

  3. In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup peach juice,* the sugar, cornstarch, and peach brandy or Schnapps (or more juice). Cook, stirring, over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

  4. Add the peaches, flavoring, and spices, if using. Stir to blend and heat through.

  5. Serve the sauce with ice cream, shortcake biscuits, or over pound cake or angel food cake along with some whipped cream or whipped topping.

  6. Enjoy!


*If you don't have 1/2 cup of juice after draining the peaches, add a little water or peach nectar.