14 Best Peach Recipes

To paraphrase the '90s rock band The Presidents of the United States of America: "If I had my way, I'd eat peaches every day." If you feel the same way about the versatile stone fruit that tastes as good when made into a summertime tea as it does in a warm, fall cobbler, you're in luck: Below, a compilation of 14 of the best peach recipes around. 

Granted, you may not actually want to eat peaches every day, but this late-summer fruit is undeniably delicious, and it doesn't need to be saved for cobblers, crisps, and pies. Try it on a flatbread, add it to sangria, or make a preserved fruit spread to enjoy with morning toast. As far as those cobblers and crisps go? Whether avoiding gluten for health reasons or preferring a mixed-fruit option for a slightly different take on the popular dessert, those recipes are in here as well. 

Classic Peach Cobbler

There's no reason to mess with a good thing; every peach lover needs a classic peach cobbler recipe in their recipe box, simply because it's a beloved, soul-warming masterclass in comfort food. 

This one might seem "old-fashioned" to some, and its use of tapioca as a thickener (rather than flour or cornstarch) won't help there. Nevertheless, it tastes every bit as good as the cobbler grandma used to make — and even better with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top. 

Recipe: Classic Peach Cobbler

Seared Pork with Peach Chutney

Pork and peaches make a surprisingly perfect pairing, and this recipe for seared pork chops topped with a ginger peach chutney uses the sweetness of the peaches to bring out the savory flavors of the pork. 

The chutney also keeps for about five days, so it could be utilized a couple of times. You could also use the chutney as a spread with crackers and cheese, or added to other grilled meats like turkey or chicken. 

Recipe: Seared Pork With Peach Chutney

Slow Cooker Peach Butter

For fans of apple butter, this recipe for peach butter is a must try. The concept is the same — a sweet, smooth spread that goes perfectly with toast, biscuits, or even muffins. 

Because this peach butter is made in the slow cooker, it's a hands-off recipe that requires just 10 minutes of prep work. It can even be made in big batches to freeze, saving the fruits (so to speak) of labor to last year-round. 

Recipe: Slow Cooker Peach Butter

Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Combinations of blackberries and peaches may seem a bit unusual at first blush; both fruits are at peak ripeness in mid-summer, however, making them perfect for pairing. 

This recipe for blackberry peach cobbler offers a balance of sweetness and tartness that takes the classic dessert up a notch. It takes an hour to prepare and yields enough to serve 10, so the next time guests are coming over for a dinner party, skip the standard cobbler and opt instead for this twist on the old fave. 

Recipe: Blackberry Peach Cobbler 

Peach Galette

To get all the flavors of a peach pie without needing to run out and purchase a pie pan or build out a double crust, this peach galette is the answer. With a rich pastry crust, and beautifully sweet (and beautifully arranged) slices of peach, it's essentially pie in a different form. 

The beautiful part is it's also a forgiving recipe for novice bakers who don't want to look like novice bakers; having rough edges is all part of the recipe.

Recipe: Peach Galette

Charred Peach Rosé Sangria

When the dog days of summer are beating everyone down with temperatures that just keep rising, skip that nightly glass of wine and instead whip up a batch of fresh, refreshing charred peach rosé sangria. 

Some prefer to let the flavors sit and meld overnight, others throw it together right before serving. Either way, the flavor combination of peaches, plums, cherries, and lemon offers a perfect combination of sweet and tangy. Plus, it's finished off with a pour of peach-flavored brandy — just the extra kick needed on a long summer day. 

Recipe: Charred Peach Rosé Sangria

Year-Round Peach Pie

Who says peaches can only be enjoyed when in season? Canned peaches are a viable choice to use when whipping up any peach desserts. 

This recipe for year-round peach pie is a great example. Utilizing pre-made pie crusts and canned peaches, the prep time is significantly reduced. Because canned peaches are canned at peak ripeness, using them ensures particularly sweet results. Just be sure to let the pie completely cool to room temperature after baking before cutting or storing in the fridge. 

Recipe: Year-Round Peach Pie

Fresh Peach Bellini Cocktail

Move over, mimosas. When brunch demands a cocktail that's fresh, sweet, and a bit of a change from the typical mid-morning spirit, pick up some fresh peaches and Prosecco to make a batch of these bubbly, fresh peach bellinis. 

In addition to the fruit and alcohol, all that is needed is lemon juice and honey to make four servings of the beverage. Keep in mind, however, once these cocktails are served to a group, they'll require far more than the four servings called for in the recipe.

Recipe: Fresh Peach Bellini Cocktail

Poached Peaches in White Wine

Sometimes, the simplest desserts end up looking the most fancy. That's certainly the case for this poached peach recipe, which requires nothing more than peaches, sugar, a vanilla pod, and white wine. It's ready in less than 40 minutes, and results in a dessert guaranteed to wow any guest. 

Unlike most other peach desserts, this one is gluten, dairy, egg, and nut free. It does include wine, so it may not be appropriate for all diners, but for an adults-only dinner party it could be the perfect dessert. 

Recipe: Poached Peaches In White Wine

Gluten-Free Peach Crisp

Diners with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease don't need to accept a life free from the sweet, sugary, delicious flavors of a classic peach crisp. Embrace grandma's favorite recipe without the flour and oats, making sure "gluten-free" doesn't translate to "tastes like cardboard," by clicking below. 

This take on the crisp calls for almond flour as the main ingredient in the crumbly topping, adding a soft, nutty flavor to the dish. Even if there's no pressing dietary reason to choose gluten-free foods, this might become your new favorite peach crisp recipe.

Recipe: Gluten-Free Peach Crisp

Preserved Peaches

For those who happen to have an abundance of fresh peaches on hand, there's no need to worry about them going bad. All that needs to be done is preserve them, using this surprisingly simple recipe. Once preserved and stored, they stay good for up to six months, which means anyone can pull out a jar and enjoy the sweet summer flavors all year round. 

As toppings on ice cream, the base for a peach bellini, or the key ingredient in year-round peach pies, preserved peaches are the gift that just keeps on giving.

Recipe: Preserved Peaches

Grilled Peach and Plum Flatbread

Who says peaches need to be eaten for dessert? This grilled peach and plum flatbread may be a bit different than more typical, savory flatbread recipes, but the sweet peaches and plums pair perfectly with the cheese, pistachios, and fresh herbs and spices.  

With its somewhat ambiguous combination of savory and sweet ingredients, this flatbread works as well for breakfast as it does for brunch, lunch, or dinner. So take your pick, and don't be shy about pairing it with a peach-centric cocktail, too. 

Recipe: Grilled Peach and Plum Flatbread

Easy Peach Crisp

Yet another way to satisfy those mid-winter peach cravings is to turn to the frozen food aisle. Pick up a bag of frozen peaches to make this quick and easy peach crisp recipe. 

The frozen peach slices help cut down on prep time, so it only takes 10 minutes to prepare a dessert that serves 10. All the other ingredients are pretty much what as expected from a classic peach crisp — oats, pecans, brown sugar, flour, and seasonings — so unsuspecting guests aren't going to know that corners were cut to get dessert on the table fast. 

Recipe: Easy Peach Crisp

Peach Jalapeño Sangria

For those who prefer their summer cocktails with a bit of heat and a bit of sweet, this peach jalapeño sangria is perfection. The white wine and peach-based drink includes orange and lime juice, delivering a tangy, citrus-forward twist to complement the heat from the jalapeno.

While the recipe calls for a single jalapeño, it's important to let personal spice tolerance be the guide. Add a little bit at a time, muddle, and taste, to make sure no one is about to sip on an overly chile-fueled heat. 

Recipe: Peach Jalapeño Sangria