Here is a wonderful recipe for Bourbon-Nectarine Ice Cream Sundae w/ Pound Cake Croutons.  Yes, it is winter but its never too cold for a nice warm bourbon-infused treat.

It has been a while since I have had this dessert because of my current dietary regimen, but I only have eight more days left and this may have to be one of the first desserts that I (followed by my sweet potato pie).

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounce(s) all-butter pound cake, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 firm, ripe yellow nectarines, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup(s) light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup(s) bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pint(s) vanilla ice cream

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the pound cake and toss to coat. Spread the cubes on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until toasted.
  2. Meanwhile, wipe out the skillet. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and the nectarines and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the nectarines are slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add the brown sugar and stir to melt. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the bourbon and lemon juice. Tilt the pan slightly and carefully ignite the alcohol. Cook over moderate heat until the nectarines are softened and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Scoop the ice cream into bowls and spoon the nectarines and sauce on top. Garnish with the croutons and serve right away.

Please let me know if you try this dessert.  I would love to see how many other people enjoyed it as much as I did.

Make It Memorable!