35+ Peach Recipes to Make This Summer
Maybe it’s because of my time living in the South, but I truly believe summer isn’t summer without an abundance of fresh, juicy peaches. The sweet stone fruit is one of my favorite seasonal treats, and as soon as they arrive mid-summer I find myself loading up on them week after week until the last ones leave the farmers market. And just in case you need a quick refresher, the best way to store peaches depends on ripeness and when you plan to use them – room temp is ideal when they need more time to soften, otherwise turn to the fridge.
If you’re wondering what to make with peaches beyond desserts like classic peach cobbler and creamy homemade frozen yogurt, know that you have so many options. Not only do peaches take well to the smoky char of the grill, but you can also turn them into something savory like peach carnitas or transform them into a drink. Here are over 35 of our best peach recipes to make use of your haul this season.
All the Ways to Make Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is one of the all-time greats when it comes to summer desserts. Whether you prefer it topped with biscuits or pie crust, or even turned into cookies, these recipes prove you have options.
Peach Cakes, Pies, Crumbles, and Tarts
Cobblers are really just the start, though. Tuck peaches into everything from a lightly sweetened cake to handheld crumble bars and you won’t be disappointed.
Other Summer Sweets with Peaches
If you’ve got the grill going, it’s worth tossing some peaches on the grates for a simple and satisfying dessert. Or if only a cold treat will do on a hot night, homemade frozen yogurt or semifreddo is your answer.
Savory Peach Recipes
Don’t forget how well peaches work in savory dishes, too. They’re great at lending their juicy sweetness to salads, carnitas, and even barbecue sauce.
Refreshing Peach Drinks
Both peach cocktails (think: sangria and frozen slushies) and non-alcoholic sippers like homemade soda are perfect choices on the stickiest summer days.
If you overdid it on your haul of peaches, save some for later by turning them into things like jam and fruit butter. Your future self will definitely thank you.