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.