From Farm to Table: 20 Irresistible Peach Recipes for Summer

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Peachy Keen

Cooking with seasonal fruit is not only smart and economical but also pretty darned tasty. Read on for a sampling of some of the best peach recipes that feature the all-time summer favorite in everything from a cocktail to chilled soup, from entrees to salads to, of course, a handful of desserts.

Peach Cobbler

The Best Peach Cobbler

This casserole-style dessert — which will likely become a picnic and potluck favorite — has the baker laying the fruit on top of the batter before putting it in the oven. As the cobbler bakes, the batter rises through the fruit to create a “light, airy cake-like topping.” Serving with vanilla ice cream is suggested.

Recipe: Food Network

Peach Smoothie with Sliced Peaches

Easy Peach Fruit Smoothie

Are you craving a milkshake but not wanting the guilt that might accompany it? This peach smoothie, ideal for a bright breakfast or midday snack, uses Greek yogurt and coconut milk to lighten things up while not skimping on rich flavor.

Recipe: She Wears Many Hats

Peach Pie

Classic Peach Pie

Pies are a classic dessert. Here, nutmeg and cinnamon add warm and spicy notes to this peach pie recipe that’s as traditional as one could hope for. Make sure to let it cool before digging in.

Recipe: Land O’Lakes

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Peach bars
Peach bars by Katrin Morenz (CC BY-SA)

Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

Sure, most everyone loves a brownie, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up. These five-star-reviewed peach crumble bars feature a buttery crust topped with a peach layer that can be drizzled with an optional icing. Store leftovers, if any, in the fridge.

Recipe: Saving Room for Dessert

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Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream

No ice cream maker? No problem. This recipe taps into the no-churn ice cream craze, taking five ingredients and turning them into a homemade treat sure to impress.

Recipe: Delicious On A Dime

Peach Jam
Peach Jam by Karen and Brad Emerson (CC BY)

Peach Jam

Peach season is a tasty season. If you want to extend its bounty, whip up a batch of peach jam in just 90 minutes. This straightforward recipe combines peaches with sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.

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Peach lemonade

Peach Bellini

Raise a toast to the peach in the form of a classic cocktail. This pink-hued drink, which features peach puree, Prosecco, and a splash of juice, is said to trace its roots back to the venerable Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy.

Recipe: Pinch and Swirl

Red Sangria
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Peach Sangria

Why not raise a second glass to the peach? This time, create the classic cooling summer sip with a combination of white wine and thinly sliced fresh peaches. A fresh mint garnish sets it off just right.

Recipe: Mom on Timeout

Fruit cake
Fruit cake by Claudia Crane (CC BY-SA)
Peach Soup
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Chilled Peach Soup

Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it … there are plenty of delicious cold soups beyond the traditional gazpacho (just take a look at our roundup of the best cold soups for summer). Here, fresh peaches, sugar, cream, and vanilla are combined to create a silky bowl that’s an ideal appetizer that might equally serve as an unexpected dessert.

Recipe: Butter With a Side of Bread

Peach Salad
Peach Salad by Ralph Daily (CC BY)

Summer Peach Spinach Salad

A salad offers one of the most creative opportunities in the kitchen, as you can customize it to your heart’s content. This spin on spinach salad — pun intended – brings peaches, goat cheese, avocado, and toasted almonds to the mix for something both memorable and delicious.

Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen

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Two Grilled Peaches on a White Plate with a Fork
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Jane’s Grilled Peaches

Peaches aren’t just for sweet dishes, as this grill preparation shows. The classic stone fruit earns classic char marks from the grill but also gets a savory note thanks to Gorgonzola cheese, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. A touch of honey satisfies those with a sweet tooth, as well.

Recipe: Thriving Home


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Peach Salsa

The Best Homemade Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe

Serve tortilla chips along with this peach-based salsa for the perfect party pairing, or use it as an unexpected topping for chicken, pork, or fish. Though the peaches may take center stage, a combination of tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice round out the proceedings.

Recipe: Modern Meal Makeover


One Skillet Peach Chicken

This fast, family-friendly recipe creates an affordable (chicken thighs are suggested) meal where peaches are elevated with a glaze featuring garlic, fresh herbs, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and cider vinegar. It all adds up to a savory-sweet twist.

Recipe: The Seasoned Mom

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Brown Sugar Peach Salmon

This salmon recipe is said to yield an impressive entrée that’s “golden brown” on the outside while still tender on the inside, infused with a marinade featuring peaches and brown sugar.

Recipe: This Worthey Life


Peach Streusel Muffins

Instead of just slicing up a peach over your morning yogurt or cereal, up the ante by making these muffins for breakfast or brunch. Each bite offers a delicious mix of juicy peaches along with cinnamon spice and brown sugar. Icing is optional.

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Pizza with Peaches and Prosciutto

While it may sound odd to diehard pepperoni lovers, this pizza combination suggested by Martha Stewart will win over skeptics at first bite. The combination of salty, sweet, gooey, fresh, and charred creates an explosion of flavor that pairs well with crisp, white wine.

Recipe: Martha Stewart

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Peach-Stuffed Pork

Tangy and sweet peaches draw out the natural richness of pork, each flavor complementing the other. An easy recipe from the blog Macheesmo takes humble and inexpensive ingredients and elevates them to restaurant quality. This party-worthy dish is so simple that there's no need to wait for a special occasion to break it out, either.

Recipe: Macheesmo

Mango-Peach-Habanero Barbecue Sauce
Mango-Peach-Habanero Barbecue Sauce by Isabelle Boucher (CC BY-NC-ND)

Peach Barbecue Sauce

Peaches naturally mimic many of the flavors inherent to barbecue sauce, so it's no surprise that peach barbeque sauce is a popular twist on the all-American condiment. A smoky rendition from the blog Kiss My Smoke is easy to prepare and versatile enough to work on a variety of dishes. Make it spicy by adding a fresh chili.

Recipe: Kiss My Smoke


Peach-Infused Vinegar

Infusing inexpensive, store-bought vinegar with fresh peaches, with a recipe from the online magazine Organic Authority, is a cheap way to enhance the flavor of many dishes. Use the infused vinegar to make salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. The subtle peach flavor will lend complexity.

Recipe: Organic Authority