We are in the tail end of peach season, but the grocery stores here are still over flowing with peaches and I am eating up every last minute of it. Given that last week was apple week, I thought this would be a nice change up for a fall dessert. These are Brown Butter Peach Shortbread Parfaits with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream. I am lucky that I even had enough peaches to make these parfaits, because as soon as I tasted one out of the pan I was kinda hooked. Why haven’t I ever made caramelized peaches before?
This recipe starts by browning some butter in a skillet, and adding peaches coated in brown sugar and cinnamon. There is even a splash of rum in this recipe (totally optional) to give the peaches a little extra spice. Ok, so technically, you have to turn on your stovetop, but I still call this a no-bake dessert. These are topped with the lightest, most decadent whipped cream I have made in quite some time. It is a Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream. I used real maple syrup and a pinch of cinnamon mixed in with heavy whipping cream. In my true fashion, I took my piping bag and squeezed the leftover whipped cream right into my mouth. I am totally making this for all future apple and pumpkin related whipped cream toppings.
The base of these parfaits is loaded with Walkers Shortbread cookies. You know my friends at Walkers, right? I have been blogging for them for several months now, sharing things like Lemon Raspberry Shortbread Magic Bars, Chocolate Shortbread Mousse Parfaits, Espresso Chip Magic Bars and PBJ Mini Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches. You can check those out in the bottom of this post. Anyway, Walkers Shortbread cookies make the perfect compliment to these peach parfaits. The buttery shortbreads quite literally melt in you mouth and offset the sweetness of the peaches. You will need an extra long spoon for these to make sure you get a bite of cookie, peaches and whipped cream!
You can make the peaches in advance and even the whipped cream as well. You will have a bit of leftover whipped cream, but I promise you won’t be bummed about that. If you do not like that much whipped cream on your desserts, I suggest to halve the recipe. I made these parfaits in some stem less wine glasses, but I also think these would be cute in small mason jars!
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Walkers Shortbread provided me with a free samples of these cookies to review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. I was not compensated for this post.
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