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13 Best Peach Recipes 2023

We wait all year to make ripe summer peaches the star in every possible way. Check out our best peach recipes of all types – appetizers, desserts, mains, condiments, sides and salads. 

Whether sweet or savory, baked or grilled, there are so many ways to enjoy summer’s favorite stone fruit. Think beyond your basic peach cobbler recipe!

collage of 8 peach recipes.

These delicious peach recipes offer a wonderful variety of flavors and textures. We transform the humble peach into savory dishes, summer desserts, condiments, and more.

Peaches pair beautifully with proteins, greens, cinnamon, goat cheese, basil, ginger, nutmeg, caramel and, of course, vanilla ice cream.

Bottom line: Seasonal fresh peach recipes scream summer. Peak season is typically mid to late summer. Answer the call! Sweet, juicy, flavorful and versatile.

Peach preserves, jams, chutney

Peach Jam Recipe (without pectin)

Stretch out the long-awaited peach season with an easy peach jam recipe without pectin. Just 3 simple ingredients, 30 minutes, no canning, no special equipment. Perfect for beginners. Transform those juicy ripe peaches into a summer classic. All you need is peaches, sugar and lemon. Delish!
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Peach Marmalade (no pectin)

This easy recipe is made with summer ripe peaches, oranges, lemons, and sugar that's boiled (without pectin)/ This sweet and tangy peach marmalade is a great jam, with little effort.
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Peach Chutney (30 minutes)

Peach chutney is a perfect condiment for brisket, turkey, chicken, lamb, pork tenderloin and Indian curries. Even cheese and sandwiches. This easy peach recipe is sweet and tangy, warmly spiced and loaded with fresh peach flavor.
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Peach appetizers

Pesto Crostini With Peaches and Ricotta

pesto crostini with peaches on cutting board
Guests rave about these pesto crostini appetizers with peaches and ricotta. The flavor combination is fantastic and they take just 15 minutes with a few simple ingredients.
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Prosciutto Appetizers With Peaches

prosciutto-wrapped peaches with toothpicks on wood serving tray with balsamic drizzle.
Sweet juicy peach slices wrapped in crispy salty prosciutto and drizzled with Balsamic reduction create these pretty peach and prosciutto appetizers. Super easy!
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Main dishes with peaches

Maple Ginger Salmon with Peach Salsa

maple ginger salmon with peach salsa on top sitting on plate.
Mouthwatering maple ginger salmon with peach salsa is an impressive company-worthy dish bursting with peachy goodness.
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Ribs With Peach BBQ Sauce

Ribs with peach BBQ sauce are super tender and full of bold, sweet and savory flavors. They cook low and slow, but the hands-on part is minimal. These scrumptious ribs are baked then finished on the grill or under the broiler.
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Easy Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

stack of cheesy chicken quesadilla wedges on cutting board.
This easy cheesy chicken quesadilla recipe with brie cheese, peaches, fresh basil, spicy sweet chili sauce and a balsamic glaze drizzle is gooey and bursting with fresh flavors in just over 10 minutes.
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Peach side dishes and salads

Arugula Peach Salad With Walnut Dressing

arugula peach salad with walnut dressing in bowl.
This beautiful peach salad recipe puts those juicy peaches of summer in the spotlight and is easy to prep ahead. Just add the deliciously rich, nutty walnut dressing before serving.
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Grilled Peaches Recipe

grilled peach halves on plate
This grilled peaches recipe will transform summer peaches into a bit of magic in less than 10 minutes. They're great as they are, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or sliced in your favorite salad. The true taste of summer!
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Panzanella Salad Recipe with Peaches

panzanella salad with peaches in white bowl
This Panzanella salad recipe featuring sweet peaches is a take on the Tuscan bread salad that spotlights fresh summer produce like peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil. It's a simple salad that makes an excellent side dish in the summer months.
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Peach Compote Recipe (No-Cook, 5 Minute Prep)

peach compote in white bowl.
It's like eating a bit of sunshine. Super easy, no-cook peach compote is a simple and delicious combo of juicy fresh peaches, a touch of brown sugar, zesty lemon, and a hint of cinnamon.
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Easy Peach Desserts

Peach Crumble With Oats

This easy and popular peach crumble recipe is versatile, classic and delicious. It's made with ripe summer peaches and a brown sugar, oat and nut topping baked until golden brown. It's the perfect potluck or summer dessert.
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Peach Tarte Tatin (for beginners)

This simple peach tarte tatin is an easy and delicious dessert recipe with only 5 ingredients. Beginners can whip it up in 30 minutes and look very accomplished with our step-by-step instructions and pictures. Juicy, caramelized peaches nested in a crispy buttery crust made with store-bought puff pastry.
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Peach FAQs

How can I tell if peaches are ripe?

Perfectly ripe peaches have a fragrant sweet smell, slight ‘give’ or softness when gently squeezed and slight wrinkling around the stem. You can’t tell a ripe peach by its color. A red-blushed peach is not necessarily ripe. Avoid peaches that are wrinkly and bruised, hard as a rock or too squishy/mushy.

How do I keep sliced peaches fresh?

Toss sliced peaches in a little lime juice or lemon juice to keep them fresh. Lemon juice contains citric acid, which can help slow down browning.

Can I use canned or frozen peaches instead of fresh peaches?

Fresh, seasonal peaches in recipes are best as they tend to have a more robust flavor and texture. Several of our recipes offer the option of using frozen or canned peaches when peaches are not in season. This enables you to make your favorite peach recipes any time of year. Healthline says if buying canned peaches, it’s best to choose a variety packed in water without added sugars.

Are peaches healthy?

Peaches are high in Vitamin C, fiber and minerals making them a healthy snack choice. Fresh peaches are the most nutritious, followed by frozen and then canned. Source: health benefits of peaches by Healthline.

What is the best way to freeze fresh peaches?

Blanch and peel the peaches, then slice them into wedges. Lay them on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer and freeze them for 2-3 hours. Transfer the frozen peaches to a ziplock bag or airtight container.

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