Instant Peach Brûlée

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Total Time
5 mins
3 mins

Fresh marinated peaches, whipped cream and brown sugar is broiled until the cream is bubbling and the brown sugar has melted and created a thin crust. Not an authentic crème brûlée, but it has all the elements. A fast dessert that tastes like heaven. From Lucy Waverman at Food and Drink.

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  • 4 cups sliced peaches
  • 2 tablespoons peach schnapps or 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 12 cup whipping cream
  • 13 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Toss peaches with schnapps or brandy.
  3. Whip cream with 2 tbsp sugar until it holds stiff peaks. Divide cream between 4 individual gratin dishes. Top with sliced peaches and sprinkle each dish with 1 tbsp sugar.
  4. Place under broiler and broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar has melted and cream is bubbling. It will bubble up over the peaches. Serve at room temperature.