Peaches, pecans, amaretto. Do I have your attention? Fredericksburg Farms hits the ball out of the park with these delicious, all natural, gluten-free preserves. They are full of large peach slices, crunchy pecans, and a generous splash of amaretto. They would take toast or biscuits to a whole new level, but honestly, mere bread might be unworthy of these amazing preserves. As soon as I opened the jar and smelled the amaretto, my thoughts immediately went to dessert!
One of my co-workers gave me a recipe for cream cheese ice cream, and we often enjoy it with fresh fruit or pound cake. It seemed like a natural with the Peach Pecan Amaretto Preserves. Once the ice cream was made, it was a cinch to assemble these mini ice cream parfaits.
Peach Pecan Amaretto Cheesecake Shooters
Cream Cheese Ice Cream
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
Thoroughly blend the first five ingredients. Gently stir in heavy cream. Freeze following the directions for your ice cream freezer. Remove from the ice cream freezer, and store in an airtight container in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
For each dessert shooter, you will also need
- A small dessert glass
- 1/2 graham cracker sheet
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
Crush the graham cracker sheet and mix with sugar and cinnamon. Layer graham cracker crumbs, Fredericksburg Farms Peach Pecan Amaretto Preserves, and small scoops of ice cream, ending with a dollop of preserves and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.
Fredericksburg Farms operates on a real farm in the Texas Hill Country. They are locally known for their seasonal flowers, particularly poinsettias and Easter lilies. But their food steals the show — grilling & barbecue sauces, salsas & queso, jellies & preserves, syrups, condiments, hot sauces, chili mixes, bread mixes, and dip & rub mixes. Their website has dozens of taste-tempting recipes. You can order products directly from Fredericksburg Farms, and their products are available in some major retailers, including Central Market.