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Recipe ReDux: Bourbon Baked Peaches

It's time for another Recipe ReDux!  It's also time for some celebration!  You see, this week marks The Inventive Vegetarian's third birthday!  I can't believe it's been so long, and I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has stopped by to read, comment, and say hi.  This experience has gone above and beyond anything I could have imagined.

This month's Recipe ReDux theme is all about using spirits in the kitchen, which I think fits in nicely with our birthday festivities.  So for this month, I decided to make us all a little treat - something that is ridiculously easy to prepare, feels decadent, and is small enough that we can keep it all to ourselves.  I made bourbon baked peaches!

I always associate bourbon and peaches and have used them together many times over the years.  They just balance each other so nicely!  So when I wanted to make a "spirited" and celebratory dish, I immediately thought of bourbon and peaches.  But right now my refrigerator is full of leftovers, so I didn't want to make something big.  Instead, I made a single serving that is more satisfying than a pie or a cobbler could ever be. 

We start with one plain peach.  I'm so lazy, I don't even bother peeling it.  Next we mix together some brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and bourbon, and pour it over our peach.  Stick it under the broiler for 8-10 minutes until everything is starting to brown, and add a scoop of your favorite ice cream.  Voila!  Dessert is served!

How do you celebrate?

Bourbon Baked Peaches
Serves 1 (or 2 if you're really nice)


1 ripe peach
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash cinnamon
1 dash salt
1 tablespoon bourbon

Optional: 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Turn your broiler on high

1.  Cut the peach in half and remove the pit.  Place peach halves on a parchment lined backing sheet, cut side up.

2.  Mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl.

3.  Pour the mixture over the peach halves.

4.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the tops of the peaches caramelize.  Allow to cool slightly, then top with a scoop of ice cream if you desire, and serve warm.


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