At the beginning of summer I worked overtime to create fun and delicious recipes to post while I was on vacation. Clearly, I ran out of steam and never actually ended up posting them! So before summer is officially over and we dive into pumpkin spice galore, I wanted to share one of our favorite recipes.
These Bourbon Glazed Peach Fritters are the best kind of dessert, breakfast, or hide in your closet late night snack. The sweet fried dough that is studded with freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon is the perfect pillow for brown sugar fried peaches. The bourbon glaze adds another depth of flavor that meddles consummately with the other flavors.
While there are other recipes that require less time and just making a soft dough that does not require yeast, this is my personal preference. Making the sweet donut dough may require some resting time to raise, but your results are similar to that Apple Fritter that you used to get when you were younger at the corner donut store!
The fresh peaches are chopped coarsely then fried in a dollop of butter and a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon. Once cooled, they are gently folded into the dough and dropped into the fryer to puff and golden. It is pure bliss! Or, maybe I am just really amused by the simple things!
I finished my fritters off with the bourbon glaze and a sprinkle of Bourbon Sea Salt (totally not sponsored). Not necessary, but if you like flavored salts I would highly recommend this salt. I can’t wait to use it on caramels.
Serve the fritters warm or at room temperature with a hot espresso, sweet tea, or bourbon on the rocks! Enjoy!