Our 17 Favorite Peach Dessert Recipes
If you love summer, then sweet, juicy peaches must be summer's way of loving you back. These top-rated peach desserts (and one delicious drink) will help you make the most of a glorious peach season. Enjoy!
Creamy Peach Pie
"This pie is wonderfully tasty and creamy," says IVANDIEPART. "I used peaches fresh from my neighbor's tree, and it was absolutely wonderful. The pie set perfectly after a few hours in the fridge."
Crisp Peach Cobbler
"This peach cobbler is a lot crispier than a regular cobbler, and you can use the technique for other fruit cobblers. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream," says Chef John. "This recipe was inspired by one from Renee Erickson's in cookbook, 'A Boat, a Whale, and a Walrus.'"
Peach Berry Pie
Here's a great way to use up fresh peaches that are ripening too fast. BARNBABE13, the recipe submitter says, "The berries add a hint of tart to the sweet peaches. Easy to make and looks great."
Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler
As easy as it is delicious! You can use fresh or canned peaches to get the classic Southern flavors of this fresh summer peach cobbler. "Very, very yummy!" raves MMCCLOREY. " I used two bags of frozen peaches and it turned out VERY good! I'm sure fresh Georgia peaches would be 100x better, but in the dead of winter frozen peaches worked fine."
Slow Cooker Peach Upside Down Cake
Peaches caramelize with brown sugar in the slow cooker for a warm, gooey upside-down cake. "Easy and fun to make," says Gfranma. "I turned it out onto a large platter just before serving and it stayed warm for quite some time. I set it in the middle of the table along with a tub of vanilla ice cream and we all helped ourselves. Everyone loved it!"
Peaches and Cream
"The classic combination of peaches and cream is as simple as it sounds: peaches, lightly sweetened and simmered, need only a splash of cold heavy cream and nothing more," says Chef John. "Just remember to make this ahead of time for the peachiest results."
Here's an easy peach crisp that's not too sweet, which allows the natural taste of the peaches to really stand out. "Very easy dessert with wholesome granola and oats for the topping," says BAJSHA, the recipe submitter. "Not too sweet for those who prefer natural peach flavors. Good peaches make the difference, but you can use canned. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream."
Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
There are no shortcuts with this old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe. Fresh peach slices, flavored with lemon and orange juices, nutmeg, and cinnamon, are enclosed in a flaky homemade pastry. "This is the best peach cobbler I have ever tasted!" raves ILUVU. "It reminds me of the pies my grampa would make. Kids love it."
Sliced fresh peaches are sauteed in butter and then simmered with brown sugar, vanilla, and whiskey until the peaches are soft and the sauce is dark and delicious. "Sweet fried peaches with a hint of whiskey," says MAGIRITARZ. "Good as a side dish or on top of vanilla ice cream for a tasty dessert. Use a good quality whiskey for the best flavor."
Peach Tartlets with Apricot Glaze
Puff pastry, apricot preserves, and fresh peaches are all you need! "This simple 3-ingredient dessert will save the day when you need to whip up something quick but impressive at the last minute," says foodelicious. "Substitute the peaches with any kind of fresh fruit, such as plums, nectarines, apples, or pears.
Juicy Peach Crisp
Fresh peaches are sliced and baked with a homemade streusel topping in this oats-free peach crisp. "This recipe takes the simplicity of fresh peaches and turns them into a scrumptious dessert!" says CLYN.
Decadent Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler
"This peach cobbler is easy to make and very decadent," says thedailygourmet. "The use of store-bought cinnamon rolls makes it even faster to make. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired."
Peachy Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
This rich and creamy bread pudding is made with French bread and fresh peaches and topped with a warm rum-caramel sauce. "This is a wonderful variation from the plain old bread pudding," says smallpie2. "I will definitely make it again. The caramel sauce is also great on other desserts."
Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Bars
"Peach cobbler and cheesecake is an extraordinary combination," says lutzflcat. "The peaches are bursting with sweet, fresh flavor, and the cheesecake filling is creamy and luscious. Together, they are divine!"
Peaches 'n Cream Shortcake
"When you live in the Peach State, you take full advantage of those fresh juicy Georgia peaches when they are in season!" says Kim's Cooking Now. "If you love strawberry shortcake, and you love peaches, I'm sure you're going to love this!"
Peach fritters are a tasty way to enjoy summer peaches! The batter features cinnamon, ginger, cream, vanilla yogurt, egg, and peaches. "If the sweetener in the yogurt and dough was not enough for your taste, dip top of warm fritter in a small bowl of cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar," says mtnfalcon, the recipe creator.
White Peach Sangria
This refreshing twist on the classic wine punch features white wine and peach vodka with slices of fresh white peaches and grapes. Always a hit at summer parties! JMARKER4 says, "Made this for a 4th of July party and it was a huge hit! I had people desperately eating the fruit once the sangria was all gone!! We had to concoct a second batch."
Tips for Cooking with Peaches
"When choosing peaches, be sure that they do not have any green on the skin -- this means the fruit hadn't developed before being picked." -- patreesha
"I used fresh peaches and left the skins on for simplicity. They were barely noticeable the first night, but when I ate the leftovers they were kind of chewy and annoying."-- blessedmommy
"To remove the skin from peaches try blanching them; 30-45 seconds in boiling hot water taken off the heat followed by 15 seconds in an ice bath (to keep the peach from continuing to cook)."-- Molly
"If you don't have flavorful, in-season peaches then go with frozen peaches--they are better than tasteless, grainy, fresh ones."-- ripple2