Fresh Peach Recipes
Savor sweet, juicy peaches this summer with our best recipes to showcase one of our favorite seasonal fruits.
Put down your peeler: This brilliant dish is our easiest peach cobbler ever.
Recipe: Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler
This pie combines two of the South’s favorite flavors: fresh peaches and fluffy, creamy divinity candy.
Recipe: Peach Divinity Icebox Pie
A no-cook filling makes a dreamy base for an icebox pie piled with freshly cut fruit.
Recipe: Mixed Stone Fruit Pie
Serve this too-die-for peach pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with candied or toasted pecans.
- Recipe: Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Peach Pie
Let this fruit-filled cake be the start of your next special-occasion breakfast or potluck. Cinnamon and nutmeg in Streusel Topping complete the flavor palate of succulent peaches and tart blackberries.
- Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake
Your family will ask for this creamy dessert over and over again. Best of all, the 6-ingredient mixture requires no cooking, just stirring.
- Recipe: Summertime Peach Ice Cream
Mason jars add a homey presentation for this simple, refreshing dessert. Layer angel food cake, custard, peaches, and blueberries in the jars in advance, and serve when dinner comes to a close.
- Recipe: Peach-and-Blueberry Parfaits
Combine prosciutto, fresh peaches, and mozzarella cheese for an irresistible salad. Sprinkle with fresh thyme to add some zip.
- Recipe: Insalata con Peche
This adult-only dessert mixes the sweet flavor of ripe peaches into a refreshing gelatin. Serve in martini glasses with peach slices for a party-perfect presentation.
- Recipe: Fresh Peach Gelées
With their cake-like texture and streusel topping, these peach-filled muffins can easily serve as dessert. They also go great with quiche for brunch or with a glass of milk for a snack.
- Recipe: Peach Streusel Muffins
Perfect fresh summer peaches by cooking them in a juicy, pecan pastry-topped cobbler. This recipe makes enough for a crowd and is great for family reunions. Serve warm or cold with sweetened whipping cream or vanilla ice cream.
- Recipe: Pecan-Peach Cobbler
Agrodolce (agro: sour; dolce: sweet), a traditional Italian sweet-and-sour sauce made with vinegar and sugar (or sweet ingredients such as fresh peaches), adds fresh summer flavor to the granddaddy of all pork chops.
With just a hint of sugar, dense shortcakes allow the natural sweetness of peaches and blueberries to shine. Make a showstopping presentation for this individual dessert by topping with whipped cream, toasted pecans, and fresh mint sprigs.
Enhance the flavor of juicy peaches with a smoky flavor from the grill. A simple blackberry-basil butter complements the sweetness of the peaches and adds a hint of saltiness.
Peaches put a Southern twist on this classic sparkling cocktail. Make the sangria the day before to allow the flavors to blend. Garnish with fresh mint.
Recipe: Carolina Peach Sangria
Juicy fresh fruit delights your taste buds with little accompaniment. Combine peaches and berries with yogurt and granola for a simple, healthy breakfast or snack.
This aromatic recipe adds a twist to classic carrot cake with pecans and peaches.
- Recipe: Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread
Cinnamon adds an earthy spice to the flavor of peaches and cream. Garnish with freshly sliced peaches.
- Recipe: Peach-Cinnamon Ice Cream
This super-quick recipe serves the traditional blend of cooked peaches and sugar in individual ramekins topped with a crisp round of pie crust. It provides all the delectable taste of peach cobbler you love but is perfect for a weeknight treat or small dinner party.
Recipe: So-Easy Peach Cobbler
This enticing dessert is surprisingly easy to make! Broil peach halves brushed with butter and sugar, and serve with a simple Honey Crème Anglaise.
Sliced grilled peaches stacked with mozzarella make a beautiful presentation. The salad is topped off with a lime-peach vinaigrette.
Recipe: Grilled Peach-and-Mozzarella Salad
Layers of bourbon-drizzled pound cake, creamy vanilla pudding, and juicy peaches meld together in an elegant trifle presentation that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
- Recipe: Georgia Peach Trifle
The right balance of cocoa and cinnamon makes this light bread taste like chocolate gingerbread without the ginger. Such a flavor combination could only be bettered by cooked, sweetened peaches.
Add fresh, fruity flavor to grilled chicken, fish, or baked pita chips for a snack with this versatile salsa. Sautéing peaches with onions and jalapeño intensifies the flavors.
- Recipe: Fresh Peach Salsa
Grilled peaches served atop a bed of arugala make for a great summertime salad. Add gorgonzola cheese and pecans for the perfect final touch.
- Recipe: Summer Grilled Peach Salad
Enjoy this sparkling cooler all summer long. Use the back of a wooden spoon to muddle the mint.
- Recipe: Peach Mojitos
The brown sugar marinade caramelizes beautifully on the pork chops when you grill them, and the peach barbecue sauce with fragrant fresh ginger is a perfect match.
This soup captures summer in a bowl. It's light and refreshing—the perfect balance of sweet peaches and ripe tomatoes.
The crab salad can be made ahead, but the avocado and peach layers are best prepared just before serving.
For these sandwiches, it's best to use very thinly sliced ham, not thick ham steaks. Ask your deli to slice it, or look for a packet of center- and end-cut slices, which tend to be smaller.
- Recipe: Country Ham-and-Peach Panini
Starting the chicken on the stovetop and finishing in the oven helps prevent dry, overcooked chicken. The flavorful juices make a fresh and clean sauce–much lighter than a flour-thickened gravy. Serve with steamed rice, couscous, or quinoa for a simple summer meal.
Recipe: Basil-Peach Chicken Breasts
Rugelach are small crescent-shaped cookies that are made with cream cheese dough around various fillings. As the name suggests, our Peach-Pecan Rugelach are filled with peach preserves and chopped pecans.
- Recipe: Peach-Pecan Rugelach
This refreshing summer drink is perfect for a hot Southern day. Garnish with fresh peach slices for a pretty finish.
Leave these chewy squares unattended and they'll disappear faster than you can say "But those were for the bake sale!"
- Recipe: Peach Melba Shortbread Bars
Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella slices, juicy peaches, and basil are all grilled to perfection for this easy pizza.
- Recipe: Grilled Tomato-Peach Pizza
This makes a great virgin punch too; simply substitute an additional liter of club soda for the vodka.
Recipe: Pineapple-Peach Punch
This juicy peach pudding recipe is perfect for a picnic or patio outdoor setting. Serve warm or cold with ice cream.
Recipe: Buttermilk Peach Pudding
These muffins are loaded with many of the components of a well-rounded breakfast: fiber and whole grains from oats and bran cereal, good fats from pecans and canola oil, dairy from nonfat buttermilk, and fruit from dried peaches.
- Recipe: Peach-Oat Muffins
Hosting brunch? For a pretty presentation, place your peach slices in the skillet, then ladle your batter over them as opposed to dicing peaches right into the batter.
- Recipe: Sweet Peach Pancakes
Eggs aren't as sinful as you may think, deviled or not. In fact, they're low in saturated fat and a good source of calcium-friendly Vitamin D. So enjoy these peachy deviled eggs without the guilt.
- Recipe: Georgia Peach Deviled Eggs
You will need a canner, jar lifter, and canning rack. Look for a 9- or 12-piece canning kit, which will include all of these pieces and more.
Get this look by using decorative craft paper and homemade gift tags. They add a touch of charm to canned gifts—slip a serving spoon into the twine for extra thoughtfulness.
Recipe: Vidalia Onion & Peach Relish
Reinvent the fruit cocktail with hot pepper jelly, watermelon, peaches, herbs, and tomatoes.
Incorporate the South's house wine with the heat from jalapeños for a delicious twist on this side plate staple.
These muffins, topped with pecan streusel, will surely be a crowd pleaser.
- Recipe: Peach-Pecan Muffins
This homemade summertime treat is packed with two Southern favorites: refreshing peaches and nutty pecans. The sweet peaches add great texture, and the pecans pack in a crunchy bite to this ice cream recipe.
We love this classic pound cake recipe for its tender crumb. To tap into summer flavor, we’ve paired this recipe with sweetened cream and fresh sliced peaches from our local farm stand.
These salty-sweet preserves pair perfectly with goat cheese crostinis.
Recipe: Tomato-Peach Preserves
This roasted pork belly is succulent and full of natural flavors. The garnish of peaches and arugula are cooked and seasoned with sherry vinegar, honey, and fresh thyme.
Rhubarb adds fresh, tart flavor to the crisp, and peaches yield healthy antioxidants and other phytochemicals as well as a sweet taste. Serve this dish warm with low-fat vanilla ice cream, vanilla yogurt, or low-fat whipped topping.
- Recipe: Peach-Rhubarb Crisp
Grab the skewers, fire up the grill, and enjoy these easy and delicious kabobs, great for any night of the week.
- Recipe: Peach and Pork Kabobs
Peaches will turn your world right side up. Nothing's better than peaches married with tender, moist cake. Be sure to use cake flour—not self-rising—for this recipe.
- Recipe: Peach Upside-Down Cake
These sweet summer gems pair perfectly with cured meats over torn bread with a little Dijon mustard, and work double-duty as a final flourish spooned over our irresistible homemade Buttermilk Ice Cream. Or make a simple peach shortcake by sandwiching the peaches in a warm scone with sweetened whipped cream. Swap in any summer fruit and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary for the thyme, if desired.
- Recipe: Riesling Peaches
Turn out a high-rise cake with a moist, tender crumb by layering the ingredients in the bowl in the order specified. Don't have a stand mixer with a 4-qt. bowl and paddle attachment? Prep the batter the traditional way.
Recipe: Two-Step Fresh Peach Pound Cake
Served ice cold, these refreshing cocktails keep your guests cool.
- Recipe: Frozen Peach Old Fashioneds
Looking for a party-perfect treat that's a cut above the classic fruit-filled cobbler? Consider it found.
- Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars
No need to break a sweat assembling all the rolls yourself. Make a small batch to kick-start the party, then offer a platter of the fresh ingredients with the dipping sauce so guests can build their own. Just dip the rice paper sheets in hot water as directed, and wrap with a damp towel to keep them soft. Look for rice paper rounds in the international aisle of large grocery stores or Asian markets.
- Recipe: Barbecue-Peach Summer Rolls
Spoon this incredibly versatile and saucy condiment over vanilla ice cream for an easy summer dessert. Or use it as a topper for pound cake or oatmeal or as the filling for a cobbler or tart. Bonus: It’s also a flavorful accompaniment to grilled meats.
Indulgent, fresh, and easy as pie, this summer version of baked Brie won raves in the Southern Living Test Kitchen. Can't find Brie packed in a wooden box? Simply bake the cheese in a small pie plate or baking dish.
Recipe: Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches
When working with a limited palette, good ingredients make all the difference. We call for vanilla beans here because they impart fragrance and thousands of tiny, flavorful specks. They're worth the splurge, but feel free to substitute 2 tsp. vanilla extract for the beans. And if you like, trade the homemade whipped cream for a scoop of ice cream.
We love this recipe because it's easy enough for busy, weeknight cooking; pop the crumble in the oven when you serve dinner and it'll be ready in about 40 minutes. Blueberries or raspberries may be substituted for the blackberries.
Recipe: Peach-Berry Crumble
Go for bone-in center loin chops or loin chops at least 1½ inches thick. Meatier chops ensure a good char while the inside cooks through.