Bourbon Grilled Peaches
Nothing brings to life Southern summer flavors like Georgia peaches glazed with a sweet Kentucky bourbon butter.
¼ cup Jim Beam® Bourbon
1 stick softened butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 lemon juiced
½ cup water
4 ripe peaches, cut in half, pits removed
Vanilla ice cream or lemon sherbert to top
Mint sprig for garnish
Chopped, toasted pecans for garnish
Set the outdoor gas grill on low heat. Chop and toast pecans in a toaster oven, watching carefully not to burn them. Set aside.
In a saucepan, add the bourbon, butter, brown sugar, lemon juice and water. Stir and let it boil softly on the stovetop for about a minute, until the sugar is dissolved and the alcohol has burned off. Turn the heat to simmer and let it softly buble for about 5 minutes. Place the halves in a baking dish and pour the syrup over them, using a pastry brush to paint the glaze on evenly. Let them sit covered in the glaze at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Using tongs, place the peach halves on the grill, cut side down, and cook them for five minutes or until they caramelize but don’t burn. Flip them over and cook the reverse side for five minutes, or until they soften and brown. Serve each person two halves on a scoop of ice cream and sprinkle on toasted pecans.