Serves 4

Catahoula Peaches Patty Ann

A traditional Cajun dessert, the peaches have a wonderful cinnamon aroma with a flavor boost from the peach liquor. This version adds candied ginger and peach ice cream rather than vanilla as an extra peach dimension. While consisting of six Flavor Tiers, it is actually a simple dish to create.  The perfect summer dessert during peach season, canned peaches may be substituted when fresh peaches are not available. Homemade peach liquor, such as Calhoun County Peach Rum Liquor, is easily made but does take 4 weeks to mature. Try making the Ginger Peach Ice Cream for a special Flavor Tier.

2 medium fresh peaches
1 ½ T cinnamon
¼ t fresh grated nutmeg
2 T brown sugar
2 T unsalted butter
2 oz peach liquor, Peachtree Peach de Kuyper or homemade
1 T candied ginger, chopped
Peach Ice Cream
2 T dried peaches, chopped

Flavor Tier 1

Wash, peel and slice peaches into small bowl. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to peaches. Stir and let sit for 30 minutes.

Flavor Tier 2 Continued

In a small cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium low heat. Add brown sugar and cook for 3 minutes stirring constantly. Add peaches and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Flavor Tier 3

Remove from heat and stir in peach liquor. Let sit until room temperature.

Flavor Tier 4

Stir in the chopped candied ginger

Flavor Tier 5

Pour heavy whipping cream into small bowl. Beat at high speed until soft peaks form about 2 minutes. Add powdered sugar and peach liquor. Beat until stiff peaks form, 1-2 minutes.

Flavor Tier 6

In four dessert bowls, place two medium scoops of ice cream. Evenly divide peaches between bowls. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Evenly divide dried peaches between the four bowls.