Berry-Peach Cobbler with Sugared Almonds
A delicious combination of blueberries, blackberries, and peaches yields a sweet, juicy dessert that's the epitome of summer.
Peach Cobbler Ice Cream with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce
Here's a delicious ice-cream recipe that doesn't require an ice-cream maker: Just stir the ingredients together, and freeze. Fold the whipped topping in with as few strokes as possible while making sure everything is well blended.
BBQ Chicken with Peach and Feta Slaw
This summery crunch-tastic slaw is guaranteed to find its way into your recipe rotation for the rest of the season. Using ripe, juicy peaches, it's the perfect sweet-salty side dish for any number of grilled or smoked proteins.
Maple-Peach Milk Shake
Blend maple syrup, peaches, low-fat frozen yogurt, and low-fat milk to make this flavorful milkshake.
Slow Cooker Cardamom Rice Pudding with Fresh Peaches
Let the slow cooker do all the work with this easy, fuss-free pudding recipe that is great for a cold night in bed, or hosting a crowd. We love the slight tartness of ripe, juicy peaches with this fuss-free, no-stir pudding, but a blend of plump summer berries would be equally delicious. Serve it with peach slices and a dash of cinnamon for an elegant, sophisticated presentation.
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Peach-Lime Salsa
We love the combination of sweet peaches and fiery peppers; seed the jalapeño if you prefer a dish with hints of pepper flavor, minus the burn.
Strawberries, Peaches, and Basil with Orange Vinaigrette
Dessert vinaigrettes? It's an idea whose time has come. The warm vinaigrette releases an intoxicating perfume when poured over the fresh fruit. Serve within 20 minutes of preparing for maximum flavor and optimal temperature.
No-Bake Peach Pie
A gorgeous pile of syrupy fruit tops a creamy concoction that falls somewhere between decadent cheesecake and billowy chiffon pie. This luscious dessert comes together easily and is the perfect ending to summer supper with friends. Use the softest and juiciest peaches you have, even slightly overripe fruit. For added peach oomph, chop some of the topping and stir it into the filling.
Tomato and Peach Salad with Almonds
Peaches and Cream Waffle
The freezer aisle of your grocery store is stocked with a hearty selection of whole-grain toaster waffles that have less than 100 calories per serving. That's a low-calorie, grain-rich base for tasty combos that go way beyond butter and syrup.
Peaches-and-Cream Frozen Pops
Our version of the Creamsicle is silky, with distinct peachy flavor. It’s a not-too-sweet pop that grown-ups will love but that’s playful enough for all ages.
Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza
Ditch the tomato sauce and give pizza a makeover by topping with fresh peach slices and two types of cheese. A drizzle of tangy balsamic reduction provides the perfect balance to the sweet summer fruit.
Bourbon-Glazed Peaches With Yogurt
If you have the willpower, keep this recipe in the files until July and August roll around and peaches are at their most delicious. Then, as the fruit hangs on the trees soaking up sunshine during summer's hottest days, all the magic happens. Crisp flesh softens, and sugar levels rise to balance the tart acidity. No question: Peak peach time is worth the wait.
Our Blueberry-Peach Cobbler is like a blueberry muffin canoodling with fresh peaches. Be sure to use peaches that aren't superripe for this recipe so they'll hold their shape when cooked. The baking dish will be brimming with fruit and topping, so it's a good idea to place it on a foil-lined baking sheet before putting it in the oven.
Sparkling Rosemary-Peach Cocktails
A heady punch of woodsy rosemary creates an herbaceous riff on the classic Bellini.
A quick chop, blend, whir, and stir, and fresh, homemade peach lemonade will be chilling in the fridge. Keep this on hand in the hot summer months as a satisfying thirst-quencher. Add a little white bourbon or rum for garden parties.
Prosciutto, Peach, and Sweet Lettuce Salad
Serve this light main-course salad with a hunk of crusty baguette and a glass of chilled Riesling, which will stand up to the sweetness of peaches and honey. Choose ripe, juicy peaches, and leave the peel on for more texture. Ricotta salata is a milky, mild, slightly salty cheese that's easy to crumble; you can substitute feta or goat cheese. The crowning glory: a sprinkling of cooling, fresh mint leaves. Salty-sweet-crunchy-creamy: all rolled into one glorious salad.
Skillet Pork Chop Sauté with Peaches
Generations before ours preserved summer’s bounty by pickling peaches in a spiced, sweet syrup that paired well with Sunday suppers of pork or poultry. Take the easier route with this go-to pan sauté that complements pork in a big way. Serve over quick-cooking couscous.
Fiery Grilled Peach and Habanero Salsa
Spiced Chicken with Grilled Peach Salsa
Purple scallions have a mild, sweet taste and a beautiful deep color. Substitute green onions if you can't find their purple cousin.
Vanilla Amaranth with Peach Compote
Amaranth cooks up creamy and tender; don’t expect it to fluff. That makes it ideal for a breakfast with fruit, vanilla, and warm spices.
Peaches and Cream Mini Cupcakes
Easy Peach Crisp
For this dessert, be sure to choose peaches that are ripe but still slightly firm to the touch. If you have a large toaster oven, use it to broil the granola for the topping.
Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders
These sliders are a saucy mess, in the best way possible—leaving you sweet-tangy drips to lick off your hands. The recipe demonstrates one tasty way to use our slow cooker pork recipe. Go for a standard, soft bun here—it's best for barbecue.
Peachy Almond Shortcakes
Almond flour lends nutty flavor to the shortcake. Fresh lime accentuates the sweet peaches, topped with a creamy whipped topping.
The flavors point South in this summertime refresher: peaches getting happy with bourbon. Freeze fresh peach and lime slices on a parchment-lined pan, and drop a few into your drink for a frosty garnish.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Sauce
Smoked paprika comes from a centuries-old tradition in which chile peppers are slowly dried over low-burning fires of Spanish oak and then ground into powder. In the slow cooker, this earthy, aromatic spice adds outdoor smoked barbecue flavor.
Quick Pickled Peaches
These gorgeously spiced, tangy-sweet peaches make a fantastic addition to a summer relish tray, or serve them on pound cake or alongside grilled pork or chicken. Look for peaches that are still a little firm; they will soften some in the warm liquid. If you start with very ripe peaches, they may oversoften by the time they are finished pickling.
Striped Bass with Peach Salsa
Sweet peach salsa with a slight kick (courtesy of thinly-sliced shallots) is topped on simply seasoned grilled bass. You'll love the bright, fresh flavors and smoky fish.
Peach Salad with Tomatoes and Beets
Golden beets and a mix of colorful tomatoes (like Purple Cherokee and red heirlooms) offer a dramatic contrast on the plate and are a beautiful and tasty base for the tangy-sweet peaches on top—but red beets and any garden tomatoes would also work.
Our version of this quick dessert uses shaved bittersweet chocolate for added richness. Look for amaretti cookies at specialty or gourmet markets; they have a distinct almond-amaretto flavor and crunchy texture that make this dish memorable. In a pinch, you can substitute crumbled almond biscotti.
Sparkling Peach Sangria
This fizzy, sparkly drink will be a hit at your next gathering. Its rich sunset color and bold peachy flavor will keep you intrigued until the very last drop.
Sautéed Black Grouper with Peach Relish
Black grouper, a mild white-fleshed fish, comes from the Gulf of Mexico and is a sustainable seafood choice, but not all kinds of grouper are. If you can’t find black grouper, you can substitute sustainably caught halibut, cod, or salmon.
Peach-Glazed Chicken with Peach-Studded Bulgur
A double dose of peach is a welcome sign of summer. You can also use diced plums or nectarines in the bulgur mixture.
Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas
Give average chicken quesadillas new life with sweet peaches and spicy cheese. For the kids, try fontina or Monterey Jack instead.
Seared Figs and White Peaches with Balsamic Reduction
This restaurant-quality dessert will impress absolutely anyone, but it requires eight ingredients and less than 10 minutes to make. Caramelizing the natural sugars in the fruit gives them intense flavor, an intense balsamic vinegar pan sauce mixed with creamy and tangy crème fraîche sets off the sweetness, and an sprinkle of pepper adds an unexpected surprise.
Peach and Prosciutto Canapés
The elegance of this easy appetizer belies its simplicity. Make-ahead tip: Toast the baguette slices and combine the cheese mixture well in advance, but assemble just before company arrives for the best results; it will all come together in a flash.
Golden Peach Soup with Shrimp and Crab Seviche
As intriguing as it is beautiful, this sweet-tangy-slightly spicy soup makes a stunning first course.
Peach Ice Cream
This Southern staple is hard to resist when a tantalizing batch requires only five ingredients. This recipe is best enjoyed the same day it's prepared.
Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa
A fresh fruit salsa is a lovely accompaniment to grilled fish in the summer; try it also with striped bass or arctic char. Here, the season's juiciest peaches pair with fiery habanero pepper for a sweet-spicy flavor. Leave the peaches unpeeled for more color and texture.
Grilled Peaches over Arugula with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto
Fruit is not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about grilling, but peaches and other stone fruits work beautifully with the charring flames of a grill. Here, the slight smokiness of the peaches complements crispy prosciutto and is mellowed by creamy goat cheese, all tied together on a bed of peppery greens.
Learn More: How to Cook with Summer Peaches
Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce
This is a decidedly different twist on the cheesy favorite, combining sweet fresh peach with mild and creamy brie. As is, it's an appetizer, but add cooked pork (which pairs excellently with peaches) to make it a meal, or serve alongside some tasty rice and beans.
Corn Bread Shortcake with Ham and Fresh Peach Salsa
This recipe elevates the down-home Southern flavor of corn bread and smoked ham into haute cuisine with a sweet-savory salsa. Impress your guests with an elegant plate presentation, but keep some extra salsa for yourself to eat with any kind of grilled meat, or, heck, plain old tortilla chips.
Summer Peach and Tomato Salad
Simplicity has never looked so beautiful. A stunning combination of skin-on peaches and heirloom tomatoes of various colors, sizes, and shapes creates a sweet-savory salad that pairs well with grilled pork.
Coconut-Peach Cobbler with Bourbon-Pecan Ice Cream
There's nothing about this dessert that isn't excellent. From the rich and nutty ice cream, to the coconut-cookie crust, to the sweet and fresh peach filling, it'll knock 'em dead every time. The best part? You can make each component ahead of time, and assemble and bake just before serving.