14 Mouthwatering Summer Peach Dessert Recipes

From Cobbler to Ice Cream

Grilled Peaches

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Fresh peaches all on their own are one of the great treats—and healthy desserts or snacks—of summer. When you've eaten your fill of ripe, juicy peaches as-is, try one of these peach dessert recipes to keep you in peachy deliciousness all season long.

Most recipes will call for peeled peaches—make quick work of peeling them with these easy tips.

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    Classic Double-Crusted Peach Pie

    Peach Pie

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    Nothing says summer quite like a classic double-crusted peach pie. This one is sweetened with brown sugar for a lovely deep flavor.

    Don't forget to bake it until the crust is well and truly browned all over—whole fruit pies like this one tend to take at least an hour to bake fully.  

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    Grilled Peaches

    Grilled Peaches

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    Take advantage of sweet summer peaches with this delicious fresh grilled peaches recipe. Grilled peaches are usually served as a dessert with ice cream, but they're also good alongside pork or game.

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    Open-Faced Peach Pie

    Glazed Peach Pie

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    This one-crust, open-faced peach pie is best thought of as a French-influenced treat. Peaches get placed on the crust, surrounded by a light custard, and baked until the fruit is tender and the custard is set. Without a top crust, the peaches are on display, so place them accordingly!

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    Peach Cobbler

    Peach Cobbler

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    A biscuit topping baked on fresh sweetened peaches is all that's involved in this classic peach cobbler. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or just a drizzle of heavy cream to add mouthwatering richness.

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    Peach-laden Crumb Cake

    Peach Crumb Cake


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    This homey peach-laden crumb cake works as a rustic dessert, a breakfast treat, or an indulgent snack. Slice the peaches, if you like, but you can also position them in as halves for a more dramatic effect.

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    Peach Crumble

    Peach Crumble


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    The cinnamon-spiced topping on this crumble adds a warm, earthy note to sweet summer peaches. Serve this peach crumble with ice cream, obviously, or try a dollop of Greek yogurt or crème fraîche for a bit of tang.

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    Peach Dumplings

    Peach Dumplings

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    A simple drop biscuit dough gets steamed in a fresh peach syrup to create this sweet and cozy peach dumplings dessert. It's perfect for a rainy day.

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    Peach Ice Cream

    Peach Ice Cream

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    Fresh peaches, cream, sugar, and eggs are all you need to create this cooling summer peach ice cream treat.

    Remember to make homemade ice cream several hours before you plan on serving it so it has time to firm up in the freezer.

    Don't have an ice cream maker? No problem—see these tips for making ice cream without any special equipment.

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    Peach Milkshake

    Peach Milk Shake

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Fresh peaches, ice cream, and a bit of pineapple juice come together in this smooth and easy fresh peach milkshake.

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    Peach Pâte de Fruits

    Peach Pâte de Fruits

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    Oh-so-French and oh-so-elegant, these gummy peach candies aren't commonly made at home. But when you see how straightforward it is to make them, you'll wonder why not.

    This peach pâte de fruits recipe is a great way to use up an excess of fresh ripe peaches, especially since the result makes such lovely gifts—offer them in air-tight tins or cellophane bags tied shut with a pretty ribbon. 

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    Peach Shortcakes

    Peach Shortcake

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    Homemade, lightly sweetened scones are the base for these peach shortcakes. The method is the same as making biscuits, so don't be intimidated. Use fresh summer peaches if you have them, but this recipe is also tasty with canned peaches in syrup. Don't even think of skipping on the homemade whipped cream, though, as that's where things get extra delicious.

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    Peach Sorbet

    Peach Sorbet

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    This ingenious peach sorbet recipe uses lemonade as the liquid—adding sweetness and brightness in one fell swoop. It's full of flavor, vegan, and gluten-free—offering a fabulous peach treat for every diet and everyone.

    Fresh, homemade sorbet knocks anything you might buy at the store out of the water, but without stabilizers, it doesn't keep its sublime texture more than a day or two in the freezer. Just keep that in mind when you are making it.

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    Peach Upside-Down Cake

    Peach Upside-Down Cake

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    Fresh peaches make this simple peach upside-down cake something special. It's a comforting dessert totally at home on a picnic table, but also as a nice surprise to put out during breakfast if you have overnight guests since it's amazing with a cup of coffee.

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    Sippable Peach Dessert

    Cold Peach Soup


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    Cold fruit soups like this sippable peach dessert are popular summer desserts in many parts of Europe They may sound unusual, but they are delicious, super refreshing, and beyond easy to make.

    This chilled peach soup is extra good if served with a garnish of heavy cream.