52 Fresh Peach Recipes to Savor This Summer

Gingered Peach Galette on parchment paper with a knife
Photo: Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Rishon Hanners, Prop Stylist Audrey Davis

Savor sweet, juicy peaches this summer with our best peach recipes that showcase the South's favorite seasonal fruit. Whether sweet or savory, baked or grilled, there are so many ways to enjoy the fruit of the summer. Fresh peaches will be a staple in the kitchen all season long with this collection of peach dishes. From the classics, like Peach Cobbler and Peach Ice Cream, to the unexpected, like grilled Peach Salads and Barbecue-Peach Summer Rolls, we have a peach recipe for every craving.

If you're looking to keep cool during the summer months, there are plenty of summer peach drink recipes to try, too, like a Peach Milkshake or Peach Sangria. There's no better time than summer to whip up your favorite and most inventive peach recipes, but if you need inspiration, we most certainly have you covered. Make the most of those summer peaches with our favorite recipes—and be sure to can your bumper crop at the end of the season to enjoy for the rest of the year, too.

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Creamy Peach Icebox Cake

Creamy Peach Icebox Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling; Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Creamy Peach Icebox Cake

For those days when it's just too hot to turn on the oven, this icebox cake is a dream come true. With cool layers of ice cream, pound cake, and fruit, this cake has a little bit of everything.

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Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Bundt Cake

Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Bundt Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lindsey Lower; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Bundt Cake

Inspired by a classic pineapple upside-down cake, this stunning Bundt cake is topped with a layer of sticky-sweet peaches.

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Easy Peach Pie

easy peach pie on a table with a bowl of ice cream and pie
Ann Taylor Pittman/Southern Living

Recipe: Easy Peach Pie

Gussy up store-bought pie crust with crunchy sugar, and turn a favorite summer dessert, peach pie, into the easiest treat you can make.

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Spiced Rum-Peach Dumplings

Spiced Rum-Peach Dumplings
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe: Spiced Rum-Peach Dumplings

This peach dessert recipe only sounds fancy and complicated. The truth is Georgia chef Scottie Johnson's recipe uses refrigerated crescent rolls and a can of Mountain Dew. Impressive, meet practical.

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McLeod Farms' Fresh Peach Pound Cake

McLeod Farms Fresh Peach Pound Cake
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Margaret Dickey, Prop Stylist Chistina Daley

Recipe: McLeod Farms' Fresh Peach Pound Cake

This peach pound cake serves up a double whammy of fruit: Peach pieces pepper the pound cake, and peaches are stewed to make a shiny, peachy glaze.

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Peach Cream Kuchen

Peach Cream Kuchen
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe: Peach Cream Kuchen

Texas Hill Country is famous for food with strong German influences thanks to settlers in the early 19th century. Kuchen is the German word for cake, and this peach kuchen is the perfect blend of Texas and German traditions. This cake should be made just before you plan to enjoy it so it's served warm.

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Cast-Iron Skillet Peach Cobbler

Cast Iron Skillet Peach Cobbler
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Cast-Iron Skillet Peach Cobbler

Cooking cobbler in a cast iron skillet results in a luscious filling and crispy crust that's made even more perfect as its softens under a scoop of ice cream.

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Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Fresh Peach Ice Cream
Southern Living

Recipe: Fresh Peach Ice Cream

This simple ice cream is one of our guilty pleasures. Use a scoop to top your peach cobbler, or eat this fresh ice cream all on its own.

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Peach Cake

Peach Cake
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Peach Cake

This coffee cake-like dessert is good enough for breakfast, brunch, or a snack.

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Peach-Plum Crumble Slab Pie

Peach-Plum Crumble Slab Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe: Peach-Plum Crumble Slab Pie

The cinnamon-spiced crumble topping takes this slab pie to the next level.

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Peach Cobbler Cake

Peach Cobbler Cake
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Margaret Monroe Dickey, Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hilegas

Recipe: Peach Cobbler Cake

The layers in this cake are so light and fluffy, it almost appears as if it's an angel food cake with a peach cobbler twist.

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Easy Peach Cobbler

Easy Peach Cobbler
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is a summer classic that every Southerner should perfect. Luckily, this recipe is as easy to master as it is delicious.

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Peach Cobbler Pound Cake

Peach Cobbler Pound Cake
Photographer and props: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Peach Cobbler Pound Cake

We love the combination of fresh peaches and warm spices in this filling pound cake.

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Peach Fried Pies

Peach Fried Pies
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Peach Fried Pies

Use canned biscuits to make the crunchy crust on these hand pies.

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Peach Scones

Peach Scones
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Peach Scones

These crumbly, fruity peach scones can be served for breakfast or during afternoon tea. You can also cut them into smaller triangles for oh-so-cute miniature scones!

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Grilled Peach Cobbler

Grilled Peach Cobbler
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Grilled Peach Cobbler

Fresh-out-of-the-oven peach cobbler is a favorite, but Grilled Peach Cobbler is a sweet and savory sensation! The fire gives this classic an extra-smoky, caramelized flavor that, we're willing to bet, you won't be able to resist. Cook this in some of our go-to Southern cookware—a cast-iron skillet—because it is great to take from grill to table. Serve this hot off the grill, or at room temperature, because it is equally as delicious both ways. Crown the cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra-sweet touch.

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Skillet-Fried Peaches

Skillet-Fried Peaches
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Skillet-Fried Peaches

Serve these buttery peaches alone or on top of homemade ice cream or your favorite cake.

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Buttermilk-Peach Popsicles

Buttermilk-Peach Popsicles
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Buttermilk-Peach Popsicles

These popsicles are a truly refreshing dessert that adults and kids will go crazy for this summer.

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Peach-and-Blackberry Crisp

Peach-and-Blackberry Crisp
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Katelyn Hardwick

Recipe: Peach-and-Blackberry Crisp

Sweet peach pairs perfectly with tart blackberry and crumbly oats in this delectable summer crisp.

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Peach Custard Pie

Peach Custard Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Peach Custard Pie

This pie is a wonderful choice if you're looking for a dessert to prep in advance, as the dough can be made up to two days in advance and the pie can be baked a day ahead of serving.

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Peach Shortcake Trifle

Peach Shortcake Trifle
Pam Lolley; Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Peach Shortcake Trifle

This layered beauty relies on fresh peaches, mascarpone whipped cream, and vanilla cake.

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Peach Dump Cake

Peach Dump Cake
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Peach Dump Cake

This peach cake is as easy as it gets. Just sprinkle the dry mixture over a dish of canned peaches, bake, and you've got a delicious rustic cake.

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Pecan-Peach Cobbler

Pecan-Peach Cobbler
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Pecan-Peach Cobbler

You can make perfect, fresh summer peaches even better by cooking them into a juicy, pecan pastry-topped cobbler. This recipe is literally packed with peaches—about 16 cups of them—and it makes enough to feed a crowd. This Pecan-Peach Cobbler is great for family reunions. You'll love it served either warm or cold, and either way it only tastes even better with sweetened whipping cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or both. Since this recipe packs in the great tastes of peaches and pecans, it is like having a true taste of the South with every mouthwatering bite.

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Peach Crumble Pie

Peach Crumble Pie
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Peach Crumble Pie

Fresh or frozen peaches work for this summertime pie.

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Peach Icebox Cake

Peach Icebox Cake
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Peach Icebox Cake

This no-bake dessert is perfect for summer. It will keep you cool while preparing, and taste refreshing once served.

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Peach-Raspberry Buckle

Peach-Raspberry Buckle
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones

Recipe: Peach-Raspberry Buckle

This streusel-topped cake tastes homey and pops with bright fruit flavor.

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Tomato, Peach, and Corn Salad

Tomato, Peach, and Corn Salad
Photo: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Cat Steele

Recipe: Tomato, Peach, and Corn Salad

This salad is full of farmers' market finds that complement each other wonderfully.

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Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

Fragrant cinnamon and cardamom work with fresh, juicy peaches to create an irresistible crumb cake.

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Peach Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel

Peach Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Peach Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel

This dish isn't only for winter months. Throw in fresh peaches and caramel sauce to create a new summer go-to.

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Grilled Peach-and-Arugula Salad with Feta

Grilled Peach-and-Arugula Salad with Feta
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Kellie Kelley; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Grilled Peach-and-Arugula Salad with Feta

Toss grilled fruit into this crisp summer salad for a refreshing lunch or dinner.

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Brown Sugar Layer Cake with Peach Buttercream

Brown Sugar Layer Cake with Peach Buttercream
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Brown Sugar Layer Cake with Peach Buttercream

This peach buttercream adds rich, fruity flavor to this sweet cake.

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Peach Cobbler Cheesecake

Peach Cobbler Cheesecake
Photography and Styling: Sarah Epperson

Recipe: Peach Cobbler Cheesecake

This cheesecake is rich and creamy with a heaping layer of peach cobbler on top.

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Peach Crisp

Peach Crisp
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Peach Crisp

A crisp is one of the easiest desserts to make, especially when peaches are on sale or you have an abundance in your fridge.

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Grilled Peach Salad with Chipotle-Raspberry Vinaigrette

Regina Charboneau's Grilled Peach Salad with Chipotle-Raspberry Vinaigrette
Courtesy Regina Charboneau

Recipe: Grilled Peach Salad with Chipotle-Raspberry Vinaigrette

This salad combines a wide variety of flavors to create an interesting and satisfying meal.

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Bourbon-Peach Iced Tea

Bourbon-Peach Iced Tea
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Kay E. Clarke; Food Stylist: Karen Rankin

Recipe: Bourbon-Peach Iced Tea

When the days are hot and the iced tea is calling, consider adding a splash of booze to turn your drink into a cocktail.

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Carolina Peach Sangria

Southern Sangria Recipes
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Carolina Peach Sangria

These may not be the first fruit that come to mind when you think of this drink, but peaches put a Southern twist on this classic sparkling cocktail. And, according to our online reviewers, it sure is a good fit. Says "bigalotbunches": "I make this for all my get togethers. It's always a hit. Tastes good when you first make it. Tastes better if you let it sit." Her in the South we're not in a hurry, so make the sangria the day before to allow the flavors to blend. Let it "set a spell," as it were. Then, when you're ready to share it with guests, garnish it with some fresh mint, and delight in every sip.

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Peach Divinity Icebox Pie

Peach Divinity Icebox Pie
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Peach Divinity Icebox Pie

If you were to think of a dessert as an old-school, new-school remix, this Peach Divinity Icebox Pie might be it: except peaches and divinity are both old-school Southern dessert classics! So to create this sweet fantasy, this pie combines two of the South's favorite flavors: fresh peaches and fluffy, creamy divinity candy. It is all nestled into a baked gingersnap crust, and pile high with sweetened whipped cream. With all these incredible flavors, it is hard to decide which one tastes the best. What's great about this pie is that since you get a little bite of delight in every mouthful, you can just enjoy everything all at once.

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Barbecue-Peach Summer Rolls

Sweet Pepper-Peanut Sauce
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Barbecue-Peach Summer Rolls

These Barbecue-Peach Summer Rolls are delicious, and make a perfect finger food. There is 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—including fresh peaches, cucumber, avocado, and pork—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. Guests will love the Sweet Pepper-Peanut Sauce that brings just the right amount of heat and crunch to this sweet barbecue peach roll. Roll on up and dig right in.

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Patchwork Cobbler

Patchwork Cobbler
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Patchwork Cobbler

The only thing patchwork about this cobbler is the patterned squares of pastry that make up its beautiful and delicious sugar-crusted top. Online reviewers love how this looks as much as they love how it tastes. In the words of one online reviewer, "the crust was worth the effort." Once you have your first bite of crisp, crunchy, and fruity cobbler you'll think so too. Filled with peaches, plums, and blueberries, this is a patchwork of wonderful flavors and tastes. Let this patch together your summer evening with a symphony of sensations.

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Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars

Looking for a party-perfect treat that's a cut above the classic fruit-filled cobbler? Consider it found. These Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars are a bite-sized, grab-and-go favorite that get rave reviews from our online reviewers. Fresh blackberries and fresh firm, ripe peaches get baked together into a bar that is topped with a crunchy pecan streusel. Given that a little bourbon is mixed in, this dessert checks many of the boxes for our favorite things: bourbon, pecans, and peaches, making it an instant Southern classic. You'll think so to from the moment you have your first bite. Grab a bar and settle in for a sweet treat.

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Frozen Peach Old Fashioneds

Frozen Peach Old Fashioneds
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Frozen Peach Old Fashioneds

Southerners love a good drink to beat the summer heat, and this drink is the right fashion without being old-fashioned. A bracing mix of frozen peach slices, peach nectar, peach sorbet, bourbon, and orange bitters all combine to create a glass full of cool wonder. Top these with some fresh mint sprigs, some peach slices, or both. Served ice cold, these refreshing cocktails keep your guests cool. This will have everyone chilled out in a matter of minutes, and have the party heating up with fun. Doesn't seem too old-fashioned after all, does it?

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Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches

Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches

This recipe is all about how the ingredients come together, and here the stars are the hot jalapeño pepper jelly and the peeled and diced ripe peach. Put these two together, and you have the perfect combination of spicy and sweet. 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. If you make this in the box, transfer it to a platter before serving. Choose your favorite crackers, and this decadent delight will warm your guests' palates with the sweet heat and taste of jalapeños and peaches.

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Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa

Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa

Peaches make the perfect foundation for a delicious summer salsa, and pairing them with tender meat creates a great taco. Slow-cooker beef brisket may be the foundation here, but it is the crunchy fruit summer salsa that steals the show. Make it by pairing fresh peaches with cucumber, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, lime, and salt. It couldn't be simpler. Spoon this delectable concoction into your tortillas that have been filled with brisket and get ready to savor the tastes of the season. You'll love how sweet peaches blend with the spicy adobo chile heat.

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Mixed Stone-Fruit Pie

Mixed Stone-Fruit Pie
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Mixed Stone Fruit Pie

This graham-cracker crust pie creates a crisp and crunchy delight that gets filled with the flavors of the season. A no-cook filling makes a dreamy base that soon gets piled high with freshly cut fruit. Peaches, plums, and apricots all work wonderfully well in this pie, but you can choose your favorite stone fruits for the filling and mix or match them to suit your tastes. Whatever you choose will be delicious and taste incredible topping the rich, cream cheese based filling. Best of all, since this no-bake, you'll have this on the table in a jiffy, so be ready to dig in to this sweet seasonal sensation.

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Riesling Peaches

Riesling Peaches
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Riesling Peaches

Think of these as the foundation for any number of great summer dishes. These sweet gems pair perfectly with cured meats that you can spoon over torn bread and top with a little Dijon mustard. They work double-duty as a final flourish spooned over irresistible homemade ice cream. Or, make a simple peach shortcake by sandwiching the peaches in a warm scone with sweetened whipped cream. If you prefer, you can swap in any summer fruit, and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh rosemary for the thyme, if desired.

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Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline-Pecan Streusel

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline-Pecan Streusel
Iain Bagwell; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline-Pecan Streusel

Peaches are mixed with another favorite summer fruit for a juicy and crumbly dessert.

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Peach Milkshake

Peach Milkshake
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Loren Wood; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Peach Milkshake

When the bounty of peaches exceeds your ability to bake cakes or cobblers, turn those juicy fruits into a sippable sweet. This peach milkshake is every bit the classic version you remember from childhood summers.

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Peach Margaritas

Peach Margaritas
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Loren Wood; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Peach Margaritas

Give this iconic tequila drink a decidedly Southern fruit upgrade. Using frozen peaches helps make the consistency of the frozen margarita silky and smooth.

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Peach-on-the-Bottom Panna Cotta

Peach-on-the-Bottom Panna Cotta
Joy Howard

Recipe: Peach-on-the-Bottom Panna Cotta

This little dessert might look like fruit and yogurt, but it's so much more. The bottom layer is a sweetened gelled puree that is luscious and juicy. The top layer is a cloud-like mixture of coconut cream, vanilla, and cardamom. These panna cotta are quick to pull together; you just need a few hours to let them set. They're highly impressive for the effort.

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Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Loren Wood; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Peach Salsa

Not all fresh peach recipes need be sweet. This salsa, which has red onions, cherry tomatoes, serrano chile, and lime juice amid plenty of peaches, is the perfect appetizer for summer parties.

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Peach Streusel Coffee Cake

Peach Streusel Coffee Cake
Southern Living

Recipe: Peach Streusel Coffee Cake

The perfect treat for book clubs and bridal teas, this coffee cake combines the decadent density of a peach cobbler with the juicy, fruity filling of a peach pie, but in reverse format. It's all topped off with brown sugar-cinnamon-pecan streusel topping that adds a just-right hit of crunch and spice.

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Gingered Peach Galette

Gingered Peach Galette on parchment paper with a knife
Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Rishon Hanners, Prop Stylist Audrey Davis

Recipe: Gingered Peach Galette

Peach pie's low-maintenance cousin comes together in a flash and will impress any crowd. For folks who don't like fussing with crimped pie edges, a galette is answer to dessert prayers.

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