Whiskey Peach Sauce Recipe

whiskey peach sauce with ice cream
Photograph: Lucy Baker

This simple, boozy peach sauce makes a perfect dinner party dessert for those nights when it's too hot to even think about turning on the oven. Try swapping some of the peaches for apricots, or use bourbon, peach schnapps, or dark rum in place of the whiskey. Serve it over ice cream, pound cake, or French toast.

Adapted from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

Recipe Details

Whiskey Peach Sauce Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 20 servings
Makes 2 1/2 cups


  • 3 cups coarsely puréed very ripe peaches (about 5 small or 3 large)

  • 1 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 6 tablespoons whiskey

  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest


  1. Combine peaches, brown sugar, granulated sugar, whiskey, and lemon zest in a large, heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Remove pot from heat. To preserve sauce, ladle it into hot sterilized jars and process them in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Otherwise, store sauce in refrigerator for up to a month.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
84 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 63mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)