Fort Peaches Recipe - A Delicious Dessert with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Fort Peaches

Fort Peaches Recipe - A Delicious Dessert with Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Fort Peaches
Fort Peaches

Fort Peaches is a delicious and indulgent dessert that combines the sweetness of peaches with warm spices and a touch of peach liqueur. This recipe is perfect for those looking for a comforting and satisfying treat.


The origins of Fort Peaches are unclear, but it is believed to have been created as a way to showcase the natural sweetness of peaches in a simple and elegant dessert. This recipe has been passed down through generations and has become a favorite among those who enjoy the flavors of summer fruits.


How to prepare

  1. Melt the butter, then add the sugar and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Strain the peaches and add the juice to the sugar mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and peaches. Simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add the peach liquor and serve over ice cream.


  • Add a splash of bourbon or rum for a boozy twist.
  • Top with chopped nuts or whipped cream for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use ripe peaches for the best flavor in this recipe.

- Adjust the amount of sugar and spices to suit your taste preferences.

- Serve the Fort Peaches warm over ice cream for a delicious contrast in temperatures.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fort Peaches warm over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious and indulgent treat.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to simmer the peach mixture gently to allow the flavors to meld together.

- Stir the mixture frequently to prevent burning.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use canned or fresh peaches depending on availability.

- Substitute peach liqueur with peach juice or syrup for a non-alcoholic version.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the peach mixture ahead of time and reheat before serving for a quick and easy dessert option.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fort Peaches in individual bowls or glasses for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Fort Peaches with a glass of sweet dessert wine or a cup of hot tea for a delightful end to a meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fort Peaches in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fort Peaches contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Fort Peaches contains approximately 40 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fort Peaches contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of Fort Peaches contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fort Peaches is a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, thanks to the peaches used in the recipe.


Fort Peaches contains dairy and alcohol, so it may not be suitable for those with lactose intolerance or alcohol sensitivities.


Fort Peaches is a decadent dessert that is high in carbohydrates and fats, but also provides some essential vitamins and minerals.


Fort Peaches is a delightful dessert that combines the natural sweetness of peaches with warm spices and a touch of peach liqueur. This recipe is perfect for those looking for a comforting and satisfying treat that is sure to impress.

How did I get this recipe?

I have a clear memory of the first time I saw this recipe for Fort Peaches. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my Aunt Martha in her cozy little cottage by the lake. Aunt Martha was known for her delicious homemade desserts, and she had promised to teach me how to make one of her specialties that day.

As we sat at her kitchen table, surrounded by the sweet scent of peaches and cinnamon, Aunt Martha pulled out an old, tattered recipe card from her recipe box. It was stained and faded, with handwritten notes scribbled in the margins. She explained that the recipe had been passed down through generations in our family, originating from a small fort in the countryside where my great-great-grandmother had once lived.

The Fort Peaches recipe was a labor of love, requiring patience and attention to detail. Aunt Martha carefully guided me through each step, from peeling and slicing the ripe peaches to mixing the buttery crust. As we worked together, she shared stories of her own childhood spent in the fort, learning how to cook from her own grandmother.

I listened intently, soaking up every detail of the recipe and the history behind it. I could feel the connection to my ancestors growing stronger with each spoonful of sugar and pinch of cinnamon added to the mix. By the time the Fort Peaches were ready to go in the oven, I felt like I had been transported back in time to the days of the fort, surrounded by the warmth and love of my family.

When the dessert emerged from the oven, golden brown and bubbling with sweet peachy goodness, Aunt Martha and I shared a slice together at the kitchen table. The flavors were rich and comforting, a perfect blend of nostalgia and tradition. I knew then that this recipe would become a treasured part of my own culinary repertoire, to be passed down to future generations just as it had been passed down to me.

Years have passed since that day in Aunt Martha's kitchen, but the memory of making Fort Peaches with her still lingers in my heart. Whenever I bake a batch of the sweet, peachy dessert, I am transported back to that warm summer day, surrounded by love and laughter. And as I share the recipe with my own grandchildren, I know that the tradition will live on, just like the fort itself, a testament to the enduring power of family and food.


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