Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Total Time
2 Hours
Serves 8

Sarah Epstein, Palo Alto, CA

Juicy, ripe peaches at the height of stone-fruit season shine in this great summer dessert. "The brandy sauce makes it special, but it's also good for breakfast without the sauce," says reader Sarah Epstein, of Palo Alto, California. "During the rest of the year, I use the basic recipe and substitute other fruits. One of our favorites is sour cherries with dark chocolate chunks."

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Butter 8 ramekins (8 oz. each). Put bread pieces in a large bowl and pour in milk. Let soak, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium heat, melt 6 tbsp. butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Add peaches and cook 1 to 2 minutes to release juices. Strain into a small bowl; reserve juices.

Step 3

Whisk eggs, 1 cup sugar, the vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over bread and stir to combine. Fold in peaches.

Step 4

Spoon mixture into ramekins and set in a large roasting pan. Put roasting pan in oven and fill pan with very hot water to come halfway up sides of ramekins.

Step 5

Bake until puddings are puffy and firm when pressed, about 45 minutes.

Step 6

Simmer reserved juices until steaming. Whisk in brandy. Serve pudding with sauce and whipped cream.

Step 7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving without whipped cream.

Ratings & Reviews

Burntbydad's Review

March 08, 2014
I made this once before, using 1/2 recipe in 4 ramekins, this time I am trying a two quart baking dish for a full recipe. Also am using canned peaches (three 15oz cans in juice). The wife loves this, its a little too sweet for me.

Judester's Review

September 10, 2013
This is a good solid recipe. I used the ingredients and made it as directed. It came out great & the husband loved it. The brandy was a bit strong for the peaches so next time I will use Peach Schnapps to better compliment the peach flavor. The whipped cream was nice but not necessary.

KathyDoe's Review

September 03, 2013
Made this, and it turned out excellent by following the directions just as they are given. Can't wait to make it again.

Bowie123's Review

August 24, 2013

marianneevans's Review

August 08, 2013