Our Best Sweet-and-Juicy Peach Recipes
Use exquisitely good fresh peaches to create our recipes for peach cobbler, peach pie, peach cake, peach ice cream and more. You can substitute frozen peaches in most of these recipes when fresh ones aren't in season.
Mini Peach-Berry Cobblers
What's better than a warm biscuit-topped cobbler? A warm biscuit-topped cobbler you have all to yourself.
Peaches and Cream Tart
Rather than hide gorgeous, peak-season peaches under a piecrust, line them up in sunny formation on an easy base of purchased puff pastry and sweetened cream cheese. We arranged our peaches in stripes, but you can spread them out rustically if you prefer.
Peach-Blueberry Brown Betty
Traditionally made with apples, a brown Betty is the low-maintenance cousin to cobblers, pies and crisps. Drizzled in butter and dusted in sugar, plain bread cubes morph into dessert croutons that deliciously soak up the peach and blueberry juices.
Peach and Bacon Avocado Toast
You say tomato, we say peach-at least, we do for this fantastic BLT-avocado toast hybrid. Eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Peach Cake Roll
Based on a recipe from Michigan Peach Sponsors, this cake roll is a flavor chameleon. Swirl in any ice cream you like, and top the cake with any complementary fruit.
This Dutch specialty, a puff pancake, bakes into a bowl shape that cradles a pile of sliced fresh peaches. The recipe comes from the Hidden Lake Bed and Breakfast in Jonesboro, Illinois, where the pannekoeken gets a dollop of sour cream and a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar. "It's simple, presents elegantly and always generates a round of oohs and aahs from our guests," says B&B co-owner Mary Jo Smith. "We typically serve it with maple sausage."
Creamy Peach Yogurt Pie
Juicy peach slices mix with peach jam to make an ultra-easy topping for this no-bake yogurt pie.
Peach Upside-Down Cake
The family behind Illinois' Rendleman Orchards has amassed some great peach recipes in 135 years of growing peaches. This cake is no exception. Peach slices and brown sugar form a moist base for the tender, square cake–and when flipped over, that base becomes the topping. We like the cake warm with ice cream.
Rosemary-Balsamic Peaches with Honey and Whipped Ricotta
You can have this elegant, summery dessert on the table in 25 minutes flat. (Whipping ricotta for a minute transforms its texture from slightly grainy to creamy and buttery. Don't be tempted to skip this step!)
Grilled Peach Cobbler
Pumpkin seeds and almond flour add wholesome nuttiness to this summer dessert, which is drizzled with an anise-flavored spirit (or brandy) before baking. The recipe was created by Nettie Colon, head cook at Chef Camp in Minnesota.
Peach Cordial Mini Bundt Cakes
The memory of a childhood orchard trip inspired Melinsa Murphey of Olathe, Kansas, to create this recipe. The cakes are moist and sweet and quite generously proportioned, so you may want to serve a half-cake to each person (or bake them in muffin cups instead).
Peach Pinwheel Dumplings
The biscuits absorb some of the cooking liquid, but this is still a very juicy dessert. The syrupy liquid tastes divine with vanilla ice cream. The recipe comes from Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass, Illinois.
Peach Melba Upside-Down Cake
Hello, color! Sunny peaches and ruby raspberries dance across a tender buttermilk cornmeal cake. It's divine with whipped cream-if you're into that kind of thing.
Smoky Peach-Bourbon Slushie
Coat the rim of a chilled glass with smoked sea salt and garnish this slushie with fresh basil and peach chunks on a decorative pick.
German-Style Peach Kuchen
German immigrants to the Red River Valley brought their cooking traditions with them, including recipes for this peachy dessert. We especially like this with cinnamon whipped cream.
Peach Breakfast Parfaits
"This very simple fruit dish goes over big," says Mary Jo Smith, describing this breakfast at Hidden Lake Bed and Breakfast in Jonesboro, Illinois. She serves it in sundae glasses with a swirl of yogurt on top. For a variation, add raspberries to the peaches.
Peach of a Bread
Peaches add moistness to this quick bread.
Like any good cook, Mary Jo Smith of Hidden Lake Bed and Breakfast adjusts her recipes as she prepares them over time. She has fine-tuned the custard layer for Peach Kuchen and added spices to the peaches. If you're in a hurry, Mary Jo recommends substituting a single refrigerated unbaked piecrust for the Kuchen Crust.
Peaches and Berries Cake
Juicy peaches and berries add a tart pop to dense, moist cake. Feeling extra summery? Top with frozen yogurt.
Peach Pancakes and Chai Syrup
Pureed canned peaches and whipping cream make a rich, flavorful pancake. Top with maple syrup instead of the chai syrup if you prefer. Add chopped peaches for even more fruit flavor.
Peach Ice Cream
A combination of pureed and chopped peaches gives this ice cream nice color and fruit flecks. Be sure to use half-and-half or light cream; if you substitute whole milk, the mixture will be icier.
Mini Peach Melba Ice Cream Cake
Crystallized ginger adds unexpected zip to frosty peaches, raspberries and ice cream.
Flamm's Peach Cobbler and Yogurt Pie
Flamm's Peach Cobbler is a combination of recipes that's baked for the Flamm Fruits and Cream stand at the orchard's Cobden, Illinois, market. It's heavenly served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This recipe from the Peach Barn Cafe in Alto Pass, Illinois, makes just 2 1/4 cups, but if you have an abundance of peaches, you can make multiple batches of this recipe and can them.
Peachy Apricot Slush
At just 40 calories a serving, this fresh drink is a good alternative to high-calorie fruit drinks or sodas. Mix apricot nectar, peaches, ice, and lemon or lime juice, then add carbonated water.
Lemon, nutmeg and walnuts add layered flavor and texture to this unusual jam, which uses both peaches and cantaloupe. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.
Peach of a Crumble
Cranberries make this peach crumble special--no surprise, since the recipe comes from Canoe Bay resort near Chetek, Wisconsin. Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in the nation. Serve with your choice of store-bought ice cream if you don't have time to make the Hint-of-Ginger Ice Cream accompaniment.
Peach Crisp Parfait
Layer dessert parfaits with the best of the season: juicy, fresh peaches and ice cream topped with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream.
Flamm's Peach Ice Cream
Flamm Orchards is a major peach producer in southern Illinois. The Flamm family likes to churn peach ice cream on the Fourth of July. The whole group gets involved in ice cream prep, then eating.
Summer's Best Peach Pie
Just-picked fruit from your farmers market will taste great in this pie, but you can use frozen peach slices if needed.
Vanilla Roasted Fruit
Oven-roasted nectarines or peaches create their own vanilla syrup as they're baked in vanilla-flavored sugar with water. They're heavenly with ice cream and syrup drizzled over the top.
Peach Streusel Pie
A buttery topping, with a hint of cinnamon, crowns this spectacular dessert.