Whiskey Caramel Peaches

Add a sprinkling of Maldon sea salt for that salty-sweet caramel flavour combination that everyone seems to love.


  • 4 to 6 freestone peaches (about 1 lb), halved and pitted
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp whiskey, amber rum or bourbon, optional
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Maldon salt flakes, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together peaches, lemon juice, salt and cinnamon. Set aside for 1 hour to draw out some of the peach juices.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter and sugar over medium heat. Add peach mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 5 minutes. If using whiskey, add to the skillet and cook until reduced, about 1 minute.Serve immediately over vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle each peach with a few Maldon salt flakes if desired