Boozy Peaches and Honey Cream Shortcakes

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    It’s Friday and the last day of peach week! Of course we’re going to finish out the week with a boozy treat – it’s Friday, after all :)

    Ok, so when you’re watching a show you’ve recorded and you’re fast forwarding through the commercials, do you ever make it a game to see how close you can get to stopping the fast forwarding to the start of the next scene? I always get so anxious doing it and I swear I always press the play button way too early. It’s kind of a fun/quirky challenge that I do when I watch a marathon of recorded episodes of my favorite shows. Please tell me you do the same?

    Let’s talk about this boozy peach and honey cream shortcakes. The biscuits are different from any other biscuit I’ve ever made. They’re more of a sweet biscuit (makes sense because it’s a dessert) but they’re also super soft and pillowy. They were perfect for this delicate dessert. I loved the syrup that the peaches were marinated in – I mean, peaches & amaretto, there’s nothing better! The honey whipped cream is light and airy with the just the right amount of sweetness that doesn’t put this dessert over-the-top sweet.

    I hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for tuning into peach week! :)

    Boozy Peaches and Honey Cream Shortcakes

    This boozy peaches and honey cream shortcakes dessert is irresistible!
    Prep Time: 30 mins
    Cook Time: 16 mins
    Total Time: 46 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 12
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    For the biscuits:

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
    • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 1 cup plus 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
    • 2 tbsp sparkling sugar

    For the boozy peaches:

    • 4 large peaches, peeled and sliced (video tutorial on how to do this easily)
    • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    • 2-3 tbsp amaretto

    For the honey cream:

    • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
    • 5 tbsp honey


    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
    • In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the boozy peaches. Toss to coat well then place in fridge to cool.
    • Put the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to combine. With the food processor on low, drop the cubed butter down the feed tube and process until ingredients are like large breadcrumbs.
    • Turn on the food processor again and add 1 cup of heavy cream through the feed tube until the ingredients are just moistened.
    • Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and pat the dough into a 3/4" thick circle. Dip a large biscuit cutter into flour and then cut straight down into the dough. Do NOT twist. This seals the edges and prevents the biscuits from rising nicely. Re-roll dough together to get more dough to cut more biscuits.
    • Transfer cut biscuit dough to prepared baking sheet and with a pastry brush, brush the remaining 3 tbsp. of heavy cream on the tops of the biscuits and top with the sparkling sugar.
    • Bake biscuits for 14-16 minutes. Let cool completely before assembling.
    • In the meantime, in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream and honey together until soft peaks form.
    • Once the biscuits have cooled and you're ready to assemble the shortcakes: slice the biscuits in half, place 1/4 cup of the peaches on top of one biscuit, top with the honey cream, then top with the other biscuit half. Repeat for the rest of the shortcakes.
    • This is best eaten the day of because the liquid from the peach mixture will make the shortcake biscuits soggy if they sit for too long.


    Source: Fine Cooking

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  • Kathryn says:

    Love this boozy treat! Such a perfect way to end peach week. And I totally do the same with the adverts on TV, sometimes I like to award myself/my boyfriend points based on how well we did.

  • Tieghan says:

    Umm… best end to peach week! Boozy peaches and honey whipped cream? Yes please! These babies are incredible, Julie!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    How amazing are these?! Love!

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    Boozy indeed! These look super yummy Julie and so full of flavor.

  • Maria says:

    Fabulous summer dessert!

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health says:

    i like how you ending this post on a boozy note <3 Have a great weekend.

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    How pretty, and sound absolutely amazing!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    Julie, these are GORGEOUS!!!! And with amaretto? Count me in. :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    So pretty, and who doesn’t love peaches with amaretto?!

  • Jackie {The Beeroness} says:

    Adding booze to food? Who would do such crazy things?! Totally love it, looks fabulous lady.

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Your biscuits look so soft I just want to fall asleep on them! I love the idea of adding honey to the whipping cream too, yum!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    LOL you are so funny Julie. Although I totally do that too ;) And I am in love with these shortcakes, because, um, booze rocks!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Why didn’t this magically appear before me earlier when I needed it most?!

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque says:

    You’re speaking my language! Fruity summer desserts piled high with cream are my favorite. ;)

  • Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says:

    This is my kind of dessert. Fruit, biscuits and cream. Yes please! I pinned it.

  • kelley {mountain mama cooks} says:

    You had me at boozy peaches! And honey whipped cream? Yes and yes. Gorgeous, Julie!!

  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says:

    Looks so dreamy, I’m swooning over this! Delicious!

  • Quyen says:

    There is nothing better in the world than peaches and cream!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Peaches just go with boozy, don’t they? Loving the recipe, Julie…just perfect for a lovely late summer dessert. Pinning!

  • Gaby says:

    boozy peaches?!?! heck yes! I’d totally eat a boat load of these at any given time!

  • [email protected] N Cookies says:

    Yum! I look strawberry shortcakes, but never thought to swap the strawberries with peaches. And I love any excuse to use liquor in a dessert!

  • Tracey says:

    That syrup the peaches were marinated in sounds so amazing! Topped with the fluffy whipped cream, summer dessert doesn’t get any better in my book!

  • marla says:

    Love that these are boozy peaches ;)

  • Sandy Coughlin says:

    I love peach season! I’ll definitely have to make this for a dinner party while the fruit is in season.

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    Boozy peaches. :) I love it! I have the same white plate from pier 1. It’s beautiful if your pics!

  • Ashley says:

    These are gorgeous! I always think of strawberry shortcakes, but peach is such a great idea!

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