62 Fresh Summer Peach Recipes
Savor sweet, juicy peaches this summer with our best recipes to showcase one of our favorite seasonal fruits.
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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