Try these scrumptious peach desserts for endless seasonal inspiration: from rich and decadent to fresh and light!
When the season for fresh peaches is upon us…it’s time. Bake, freeze and blend your way through all these peach desserts! With a load of juicy fresh peaches, you can transform simple ingredients into pure heaven. Try classic bakes like pies, cobblers and crisps, rich and decadent treats like peach cobbler cheesecake, or fresh spins like peach frozen yogurt or peach popsicles. This master collection features top recipes from this website, along with ideas from a few of our favorite recipe developers.
This nostalgic peach dessert is pure summer bliss. Ripe, juicy peaches star in a vanilla-scented gooey filling that’s covered with just the right ratio of crunchy golden crumbles. Top with a dollop of melty vanilla ice cream and it’s summer dessert heaven!
Here's the ultimate summer treat: a Peach Galette! Imagine, a filling of tender fruit flavored with brown sugar, nutty browned butter and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. It's all encased in a flaky, buttery pastry crust.
Got some juicy, ripe peaches? Try this homemade Peach Ice Cream recipe! What better way to highlight the fruit's intoxicating flavor than ice cream? This recipe comes out lusciously creamy, vanilla-scented with chunks of sweet peaches throughout.
Here’s a nostalgic dessert that’s easy to whip up and full of bold flavor: Peach Crumble! Imagine: a layer of juicy, tender peaches seasoned with vanilla and lemon juice. It’s topped with a golden crumble layer spiced with cinnamon and ginger that’s got just the right amount of crispness and irregular crumble pieces. Top with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and it’s an incredible treat.
Here’s a perfect idea for when this juicy fruit collides with the heat of summer: Peach Sorbet! It’s a frosty dessert that accentuates the gentle sweetness of peaches simply with sugar and a pop of lemon juice. Churn it up and it’s the ideal refreshing dessert for a summer evening.
This mint syrup with peaches is the ultimate easy peach dessert! The pure minty drizzle highlights the natural sweet juiciness of the peaches. Add dollops of whipped cream or ice cream for a more decadent treat.
Ready for some decadence? Peach Cobbler Cheesecake merges the classic flavors of a creamy New York style cheesecake with the decadence of a Southern peach cobbler. It's filled with caramelized peaches and a buttery crumble. via Grandbaby Cakes
Want a peach dessert to impress? This Peach Upside Down Cake features a moist vanilla buttermilk cake and juicy, ripe peaches caramelized in salted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Flip the cake before serving to reveal the beautiful design on top. via Grandbaby Cakes
Try this peach spin on bread pudding, featuring a sweet fresh peach syrup, hearty brioche, and glorious pie spices. Bake until puffed perfection then drizzle with bourbon cream sauce! via Grandbaby Cakes
Here's a stunning peach dessert to impress everyone: pound cake! This Southern Peach Pound Cake recipe features a silky cake batter swirled with a sweet homemade peach jam and spiced cinnamon streusel. It's baked to perfection then topped with a decadent maple glaze. via Grandbaby Cakes
Why not combine peaches with your favorite cookie? These Caramel Peach Snickerdoodle Bars feature a chewy cinnamon cookie bar layer loaded with a homemade gooey caramel peach topping. via Handle the Heat
This peach crumble pie stars a buttery, flaky crust and a fresh, tender peach filling. Topped with a cinnamon spiced brown sugar crumble, you’ll love the flavor and texture of each bite! via Sally's Baking Addiction
Last up in the top peach desserts: bars! There are four layers to love here: buttery, brown sugar oat crust, creamy & juicy peach filling, cinnamon crumble, and vanilla to finish it all off. via Sally's Baking Addiction
How to ripen peaches
It’s important to have ripe peaches for any peach dessert recipe to make sure the dessert comes out sweet enough. Give your peaches a gentle squeeze: it should be slightly soft to the touch. If the peaches feel firm, you’ll need a few days. Here’s how to ripen peaches:
Place the peaches in a paper bag.
Add a banana inside the bag. The banana emits ethylene gas, which helps the peaches ripen at the same time.
Gently close the top of the bag and wait 1 to 3 days, depending on the ripeness of the peaches. Check each day by gently squeezing the fruit to see if the flesh feels soft.
On using canned or frozen peaches
If it’s the off season and you’re dying for a peach dessert, canned peaches work in many of the peach desserts above! Here are a few tips for substituting canned peaches:
For canned peaches, useunsweetened peaches or “no sugar added” cans. Using sweetened peaches will come out much too sweet. This works well in a peach cobbler, crisp or crumble. It doesn’t work as well for the fresh peach pie above or galette since the peaches need to hold their shape. Use your best judgment or shoot us an email to ask.
Some recipes work with frozen peaches. You can make frozen fresh peaches with ripe peaches from the store, and use them like you would fresh peaches. If you use store-bought bagged frozen peaches, add a bit of extra sugar to your recipe because the bags tend to taste more tart.
More peach recipes
This juicy fruit is for more than just peach dessert recipes! It’s fantastic in salads, salsa, drinks, and more. Try a few more of our favorite peach recipes:
Peel the peaches: Prepare a medium saucepan of boiling water. Drop 3 peaches into the pot so that the water fully covers them and boil for 45 seconds. Remove the peaches from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a bowl of ice water. Drop in the next batch and repeat. Once the peaches are cooled, use a sharp knife to puncture the skin of the peach, then peel it off in large sheets with your fingers. Repeat until all peaches are peeled.
Make the filling: Slice the peaches. In a medium bowl, mix them with the granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and lemon juice, then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
Make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while so be patient; you can also use a fork or pastry cutter if you prefer. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
Bake: Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. You can leave out your crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers. It also freezes well for several months in a sealed container; reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.