Spiced Ruston Peach Topping for Ice Cream
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes

Ruston peaches, although smaller than those big Georgia or California peaches, sure have a fantastic flavor. Most people don’t associate peaches with Louisiana. However, the town of Ruston in the northern part of the state is the peach capital of Louisiana. There’s even a peach festival held in its honor. Try this simple topping with vanilla or praline ice cream.


  • 4 fresh peaches
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 2 ounces brandy

Peel peaches and slice 1/2-inch thick. In a 10-inch sauté pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add peaches and sauté until tender. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Stir until brown sugar is melted and creates a smooth sauce with the butter. Remove skillet from heat and pour in brandy. NOTE: Be extremely careful as brandy will flame up when placed back onto the fire. However, it will extinguish itself quickly. Serve sauce over ice cream.



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