Caramelized Skillet Peaches


Deliciously caramelized and juicy peaches with a hint of cinnamon and bourbon (or rum) make the dreamiest ice cream topping. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 505.


  • 4 peaches, halved, pitted, and sliced into ½-inch-thick wedges

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup packed light-brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon or dark rum (optional)

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together peaches, lemon juice, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.

  2. Melt butter and sugar in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peach mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 5 minutes. If using bourbon or rum, add to skillet, and cook until reduced, about 1 minute.

  3. Serve immediately over ice cream, if desired.

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