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.