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This is how every Friday in August should end.
Bourbon, peaches, ice cream and toasted meringue? I mean, it really does not get better…or sweeter.
Like I said, it’s what every Friday night in August NEEDS. Well really, I wish every summer night could end with these…oh the deliciousness. I also wish that summer nights would never end (and 80 degree weather)…
I have always loved peaches, ever since I was a kid. I’ve also probably eaten two a day every single summer since first trying them. But until last week I had yet to have a really delicious peach this summer. All that changed, and basically my life was made right, when I bit into a sweet Colorado fresh peach last week. Oh my, YUM! All you kind commenters who left comments on this post saying how you love Colorado peaches, well I am happy to report that I finally found some AMAZING ones, and they have been making an appearance at all snacks and meals ever since. SO GOOD.
Clearly I’m a little excited about this whole peach situation, so in turn, I had to make something amazing with my perfectly ripe and perfectly sweet peaches.
I knew bourbon needed to be involved.
And some butter pecan ice cream.
And then well, the whole Baked Alaska thing went running through my brain and I was sold. Done and done.
Truth: I have actually been dreaming about this dessert since last August. Yeah, like a year ago. See, I was all excited to make this last year when the idea first came into my head, but I don’t know, something happened and then summer was over and all the sudden everything was pumpkin this, pumpkin that, and I forgot all about the recipe. Then when I was hiking the other day (all good recipe ideas happen on hikes) I basically went through the very same thought process I did a year ago, AND then I realized it wasn’t a new idea at all, it was the very same idea I had last year.
Man, you would think that by now I would learn to write all my ideas down on paper so I don’t forget them. My head is really not big enough to store all my thoughts, let alone all my recipes ideas.
UGH. When will I ever learn?!
Anyway, I was pretty much jumping up and down with excitement, I was finally going to get to make this dessert! No literally, I was squalling like a kid on Christmas morning.
What? Yep, fun (not to mention delicious) recipes like this REALLY get me excited.
SIDE NOTE: Speaking of exciting things, I got the best surprise in the mail the other day. A dress! Not just a dress, but a super cute dress that I had never seen. I thought it was adorable and had not a clue who the heck sent it. I sure as heck did not order it, so how did it arrive on my doorstep with my name on the bag and no note?
I wondered, and wondered, but after a good minute I figured out who sent it. There’s only one person I know that would send me a dress, and a cute one too…my younger brother Malachi’s girlfriend, Caitlin. I still have no idea why she sent it (but THANK YOU). She says there’s a note on it’s way. Guess I have to wait for it to find out.
Ahh, is she not the best or what? My brother knows how to pick um!
Caitlin she should probably be a personal shopper, cause she would pretty much KILL it. I’m telling ya, she’s good guys.
Ok, ok, ok, Side note over. Let’s get serious here.
So back to these mini bourbon caramelized peach baked Alaskas. They start off with the easiest no churn butter pecan ice cream, which yes, could definitely be it’s very own recipe. This ice cream is the best, and SO easy! Of course, if you want to skip this step and use store-bought ice cream, that works too, but homemade is where it is at. Once you have the ice cream frozen, you scoop out six large balls and place them in the freezer while you make a swiss meringue (YUM!). You then coat the ice cream in the meringue and place them back in the freezer to chill out a bit.
Once the ice cream has been in the freezer for an hour or so, you are good to start caramelizing those peaches (maybe even sneak in a shot of bourbon too… wink, wink).
Alright, so you have your warm bourbon and caramelized peaches that you place in individual bowls. Next you add the ice cream to the bowls and top with that delicious meringue coating and then… you fire away. YESSS. This is the best part, and ok, it is pretty fun. You will need a torch of some kind to toast the meringue. I stole my dad’s torch from the garage a few years ago and honestly you guys, I use it DAILY. Best food photography prop ever. And yes, it makes a KILLER meringue too.
So you torch the swiss meringue, sprinkle on the butter pecan oatmeal crumble (that you will make while the ice cream is freezing), grab a spoon and EAT. Don’t let it sit and melt! Eat that thing in all it’s glory and then lick the bowl clean!
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Cause really, does that look like something you want to be missing out on?? NOPE.
This looks absolutely delicious! I have never had peaches made that way.
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OH man – it’s embarrassing how many ideas I’ve come up with and then not been able to make them before the changing seasons. I always write ideas in my phone and then completely forget about them…
Right?!? That happens way too much and I do the same thing with my phone!
Thanks Shelly!! Hope you are having a great weekend!
Omg, yum!! I’ve never tried making baked alaska before, but this sounds too incredible not to attempt! Well done, Tieghan!
This baked Alaska looks to die for. Butter pecan is my favorite!!!
>>>>> Show us a picture of the dress!!!!!<<<<<
Haha! Thank you! 🙂
Plus your pictures are always the best!
Ok, yesterday I was thinking to myself, wow! brown butter lobster risotto, how is Tieghan gonna top that tomorrow?? Why did I even question that???
Awe! THANK YOU!
I love your recipe and photos! I simply love meringue and ice cream. With peach is simply perfect. Have to try this
Thank you so much, Matteo!!
Wow! This is a showstopper. That big dollop of Swiss meringue is what life is about! I love how you used those teeny tiny baby flowers too. The little skillets looks as sweet as your dessert. I am so game to try this beauty!
TIEGHAN! My mouth dropped open when I saw these. They’re so gorgeous!!!!
Also, I lived in Denver for a brief 6 months and got hooked on Colorado peaches then. I still miss them so much!!!
Also, how long ago was this?!? So sad I missed you! 🙁
I’m still waiting for the peaches to be perfect here! Jealous! BUT, they’re still fabulous when cooked a little bit, and these baked Alaskas, just whoah.
Tieghan, what are you doing to me??? I am so doing this, this weekend, even though I do not have a blow torch, I just have to ! And by the way, your pics are stunning. Have a good weekend 🙂
YUMMY!!! I have only baked now with brownie but the peach sounds great. Would leave the bourbon out though.
I am DROOLING over these photos, Tieghan. Especially the shot of the ice cream, I love it when you can see the texture up close like that!! And the whipped cream on the whisk, ugh. So luscious.
Everything about this is on point. Right from the combination of flavours to the presentation! Awesome Friday recipe!
I had to make a Baked Alaska in high school in home economics class.
Big disaster so I haven’t made one since but this looks so good!