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Pound Cake with Brandied Peach Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

This peach sauce is so quick and elegant, you'll want to serve it over pound cake, shortcake, ice cream, waffles and whatever your palate desires. —Suzy Horvath, Sheridan, Oregon


  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons brandy or apricot nectar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peach preserves
  • Dash salt
  • 3 cups sliced peeled peaches (about 5 medium) or frozen unsweetened sliced peaches
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 6 slices pound cake


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, brandy, sugar, peach preserves and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Add peaches; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  2. Remove peaches to a bowl; set aside. Bring sauce mixture to a boil; cook and stir until reduced to 1/2 cup.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Add reduced sauce and remaining vanilla to peaches; stir gently to combine. Serve with pound cake and whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 346 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • zodiac38352
    Dec 12, 2011

    I find this recipe is delicious, but you should be careful where you get the peaches. My family gets them from a group of Amish people who sell produce every once in a while, and they are always so good.

  • scorpiossm
    Mar 14, 2010

    No comment left

  • HolJen
    Mar 12, 2010

    The recipe sounds yummy but the cholesterol is over the top. I could use no fat cool whip but I don't thnk it would bring the count down very much...any suggestions out there?

  • ak47gramma
    Mar 10, 2010

    I added Peach Liqueir to the sauce with a tad bit of cornstarch for thickener. I also doubled the recipe. We loved it Thanks

  • tkarinas
    Mar 10, 2010

    I would indeed make the peach sauce again, as it is delicious. I would prefer to serve it over ice cream though, as my family does not like pound cake, which is kind of sad.