Do you love peaches? Here are the best peach recipes to make for peach season, from peach pie to peach salad to peach salsa.
It’s peach season! Since it’s such a short window here in the Midwestern US, we go a little gaga over them. My mom makes The Best Peach Pie every year to commemorate the season. The juicy ripe peaches and sugary cream filling are insanely good, and it’s become a fan favorite made by people all over the world. (It even won an award!) Since we usually have the pie only once or twice per peach season, it makes it that much more special. It’s a nice way to practice eating in moderation, since it’s easy to want it for every meal!
In honor of the season of this delectable ripe fruit, we’ve assembled a few of the best peach recipes to make for peach season. They go beyond the traditional peach cobbler (though we have an amazing one of those!) to peach caprese salad and peach salsa. These peach recipes are a great excuse for cooking up something creative with your loved ones this summer season. They’re perfect for meals on the patio (we especially love them grilled!).
How to peel peaches
Before we start, a note on how to peel peaches! Many peach recipes call for removing the skin of the peaches. The trick we use: a peach peeler! It’s a special vegetable peeler that is serrated and used for slippery fruits like peaches. Using a standard vegetable peeler can be difficult depending on the ripeness of the peaches and can also be time consuming. So we recommend a trying a peach peeler if you’re interested in adding this tool to your arsenal. Get it: Serrated peeler | Amazon
Or if you prefer, here’s another a simple way to peel the peaches: without a knife or vegetable peeler! For this one, you’ll drop the peaches into boiling water for a minute. It won’t cook the peaches; it will just make the skin easy to peel. Here’s what to do:
- Prepare a large pot of boiling water.
- Drop one peach into the pot so that the water fully covers it, and boil for about 1 minute.
- Remove the peach from the water with a fork, and drop in the next peach.
- As the second peach boils, use a sharp knife to remove the thin skin of the peach (it should peel off in large sheets with your fingers). Repeat until all peaches are peeled.
And now, the best peach recipes for peach season!
Looking for more peach recipes?
Outside of our best peach recipes above, here are a few more peach recipes from around the web:
- Chocolate Peach Shortcakes
- Roasted Peaches
- Tomato & Peach Salad with Basil
- Quinoa Black Bean Salad with Peach Salsa
- Strawberry Crepe Recipe with Peaches
- Gouda Mac and Cheese with Peaches & Prosciutto
- Wine-ey Peaches and Cream
- 42 Peach Recipes
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.