recipe, summer, sweet

Brandy Peach Blondies

I love adding alcohol to baking, as it adds a wonderful flavour dimension (such as in Coconut Rum Banana Bread or Brandy Berry Trifle). I find myself sometimes dreaming about wonderful recipes where I could add a splash or two.

With the wonderful peach season upon us once again, I wanted to try an updated version of the classic blondie bar. By adding fresh peaches and a touch of brandy, these wonderful treat are very much for adults.

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The booze taste is intentionally subtle, and the alcohol does evaporate with baking, but the added flavours of peach and brandy really make these bars special. You better make them soon though, as August is the Sunday of summertime! And next thing you know, peaches will be coming from California again, and not the wonderful fields of Ontario.

Brandy Peach Blondies


– 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tbsps
– 1/4 cup brandy
– 1 cup of ripe, peeled and diced peaches


1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Stir together the melted butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg and mix again, then fold in the flour just until combined.
3. Add your brandy and peaches, and fold in carefully. Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until set in the middle.
4. Allow it to cool completely before removing it from the pan and cutting it into 16 squares.