The Madness of March has come and gone. This weekend is the Final Four! Either Louisville, Wichita State, Syracuse, or Michigan will walk away Monday night with a national title. I picked Louisville to win it all in my bracket, but being a Big 10 alumnus, I find myself looking for a win from the Maize and Blue.
Like the end of a delicious meal, the end of the tournament needs a dessert. Did you know that Georgia is known as the Peach State? With the Final Four in Atlanta, it is only appropriate to have a peach themed dessert to end the tournament. For this Peach Bourbon Sundae Sauce, you will need the infused peach bourbon I brought you a few weeks ago. If you are still in pain over your busted bracket, then make sure to make yourself a Bracket Buster Cocktail this weekend as well.
You can use any ice cream flavor that you like. For this one, Sally selected a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Peach Cobbler ice cream. For an easy serving method, dump the pint of ice cream into a bowl. Scoop on a few heaping spoonfuls of warm Peach Bourbon Pecan Sundae Sauce and serve with a few spoons. I would like to say this serves 4, but let’s be honest my fiancee and I can easily take down a pint of ice cream between the two of us. So let’s say it serves two. Speaking of my fiancee, Sara and I will be getting married on the 13th, so next week there will be a wedding-inspired post before I take a little time off. Have a great Final Four Weekend!
Peach Bourbon Pecan Sundae Sauce
makes about 2 cups
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup diced dried peaches
1/4 cup white corn syrup
1 tablespoon peach bourbon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the pecans and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. The butter should begin to brown but not burn.
Add the sugar, cream, peaches, corn syrup, bourbon, vanilla and salt. Stir. Cook, stirring, over medium heat for 4 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and cool 5 minutes. Pour warm sauce over ice cream.
Photography ©Taylor Mathis Recipe ©Sally James