You’ve got peaches, now you need the recipes ~ here’s 20 of my best summer peach recipes from quick and easy desserts, to main courses and drinks. You’re welcome!
when fresh peaches are in season, you’ve got to act fast
A ripe peach waits for no one, so don’t waste precious time dithering about what to make ~ let’s get cooking! Here are some of the best ways to take advantage of the season, just scroll, choose, and run, don’t walk, to your kitchen….
If you’ve got peaches, and you don’t know what recipe to choose, choose this one! A classic loaf is always my go-to when I want to make something simple but special with seasonal fruit. This one is lightly spiced for a warm, comforting flavor that complements the peaches perfectly.
Most of us know the magic of a good strawberry shortcake, but I have to say, I think peach short cake is even better! Juicy peaches, buttery biscuits, and freshly whipped cream are the summer dessert I’ll be serving at every gathering from now until fall.
If you really want to highlight the pure, amazing taste of fresh peaches, these healthy and delicious popsicles are simple, refreshing, and so fun to make.
This easy recipe that starts with a boxed cake mix is one of my most popular recipes with readers, and I’m not surprised! Fresh peaches are folded into the cake batter, and an utterly amazing crackly brown sugar frosting gets poured over the whole thing. It’s the best thing to bring to potlucks and summer parties.
Peach cobbler might just be queen of summer fruit desserts ~ better than all the slumps, grunts, and betties combined! It has something to do with that crunchy/cakey/biscuit-y topping, and a lot to do with the peaches.
When high peach season hits we’re having them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, too. The sweetness of fresh peaches makes an amazing salsa paired with jalapeño, red onion, and lime. Over fish, over grilled chicken, with shrimp tacos, you name it, and when all else fails, crack open a bag of chips!
Galettes are pies’ easier, more relaxed cousins…they’re more user friendly, too. We make galettes with apples and berries, but this one is extra special because it starts with a layer of almond frangipane that adds a rich, fragrant flavor note to the whole thing. Did you notice those gorgeous white peaches? Never pass them up!
These are truly old fashioned, I don’t know if anyone does this anymore. We make them at the end of summer and then freeze or can the jars so we can add a little sunshine to fall and holiday meals.
I use a non-yeasted dough to make my cinnamon roll style biscuit topping for this unique cobbler baked up in a cast iron skillet.
If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on some good quality dried peaches, you have to try this recipe! It’s a symphony of flavors and textures that is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat.
Juicy nuggets of fresh peach mingle with warm fall spices in these perfect end-of-summer muffins. Toasted walnuts add a delicious crunch.
These divine shortbread crumble bars won’t disappoint. They’re one of my personal favorite desserts on the site, in no small part due to those fragrant white peaches. Just looking at these bars makes my mouth water.
Looking for an easy peach recipe? Fried peaches is a grand old Southern tradition. With or without the booze, this is a special treat that nobody turns down. I love its utter simplicity ~ throw it together next time you have friends over for dinner and watch their reaction!
I slice it into fat slices while it’s still warm and slather on some soft butter. Better than biting into a summer peach? Maybe not, but close!
Crisp toast, basil infused whipped ricotta, buttery prosciutto and dribble down your chin juicy peaches…hello favorite season of the year!
What is it about peaches and cast iron skillets? They bring out the best in each other, and this easy-peasy buckle is a delicious example of that beautiful relationship.
If you make no other peach recipe this summer, be sure to make a batch of peach butter. Make lots so you can stash some in the freezer and thank yourself all winter long.
The number one very first thing I make with any great summer fruit is an easy crisp or crumble. Sometimes I’ll just make a single serving (which is easy cause I keep a stash of crumble topping in my freezer.)
Juicy peaches make great sangria, just let them hang out in some sauvignon blanc for a while to marry the flavors. The riper the peaches the better for this classic pitcher cocktail.
I think the name says it all here! How could your mouth not be watering? These fork-tender pork chops are heavenly paired with a sweet and savory fresh peach barbecue sauce. It’s the ultimate savory peach recipe.