43 ways to make the most out of summer’s most tempting fruit

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To me, summer is a fresh peach. Growing up in the south means lots of huge, delicious peaches all summer long. Dessert was always something with peaches in it, and we ate them all the time.

One of the best frugal living tips I can give you is to cook with the food that is in season. Not only is it usually cheaper, but it is definitely more delicious. So if peaches are in season where you are, and you are looking for great peach recipes to make, then check out these recipes that call for fresh peaches!

If you have a recipe you love, then make double and freeze it- it’s great always to have something put away for those days when you don’t have time to cook or bake!

If you are worried about having too many peaches and not enough to eat or use them all before they go bad, cut them up into small pieces and freeze them. It’s not the same as fresh peaches, but they will work great in many of these recipes. No need to throw food out!

Looking for more recipe ideas? Check out these 30 ways to use your summer tomatoes and these awesome and easy soups.

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1. Peach Frangipane Galette

The combination of sweet, juicy peaches with the creamy, nutty frangipane and buttery, flaky crust in this rustic, freeform pie is absolutely incredible. A thin layer of sweet almond filling set atop a tender crust compliments the summer fruit perfectly and is a great way to showcase fresh peaches at their prime.

Peach Frangipane Galette | Recipe (barthbakery.com)

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2. Easy Fresh Peach Danish Pastries

Paired with fresh peach slices, a creamy honey vanilla mascarpone filling, toasted slivered almonds, and a buttery puff pastry, these Danish pastries are perfect for breakfast or brunch with family or friends. With a flaky crust, rich filling, juicy fruit, and nutty topping, this easy recipe is a beautiful addition to any menu and is a great way to use fresh summer peaches.

Easy Fresh Peach Danish Pastries | Recipe (barthbakery.com)

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3. Homemade Peach Muffins

These homemade peach muffins have the distinctive flavor of peach cobbler. Brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and fresh peaches blend to make a tasty little summery muffin.

Peach Muffins (Simple & Easy Recipe) | Heavenly Home Cooking

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4. Mini Peach Pies + Homemade Peach Pie Filling Recipe

Filled with fresh peach pie filling and baked in a muffin tin, these adorable little mini peach pies are a sweet, simple, and perfectly portioned summer dessert! Serve them warm with a side of ice cream– and use any leftover peach pie filling as a compote!

Mini Peach Pies + Homemade Peach Pie Filling Recipe

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5. Peach Mango Pie with All-Butter Crust

This Peach Mango Pie with All-Butter Crust is a fresh new take on the classic All-American pie with sweet fruit, cinnamon filling, and the flakiest crust!

Peach Mango Pie with All-Butter Crust 

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6. Peaches ‘N Cream Ice Cream

This no-churn ice cream is made with fresh peaches and a hint of vanilla. Our homemade peach ice cream will be the most requested frozen treat of the summer!

Peaches ‘N Cream Ice Cream

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7. Peach Crumble With a Crunchy Crumb Topping

Sweet and juicy peaches with a mile-high crumb topping. You only need one bowl and 7 common ingredients for this easy dessert recipe.

Peach Crumble With a Crunchy Crumb Topping – Baking Beauty

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8. Easy Vegan Peach Crisp (oil-free)

The easiest vegan peach crisp using ripe peaches and pantry staples. Gluten-free, no oil but the perfect comfort food!

Easy Vegan Peach Crisp (oil-free) | Rainbow Nourishments

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9. Vegan Peaches And Cream

This easy Vegan Peaches and Cream is a healthier twist on the classic treat! It’s dairy-free and naturally sweetened. Not to mention, so refreshing and delicious!

Vegan Peaches And Cream | Beet of the Wild

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10. Vegan Peach Bread

This Vegan Peach Bread would be a fantastic choice for a weekend brunch with the family or an amazing picnic in the sun. It’s simple to make and extremely delicious!

Vegan Peach Bread – Plant-Based on a Budget

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11. Peach Raspberry Popsicles – CincyShopper

Peach Raspberry Popsicles are easy to make with whole berries and fruit. These homemade ice pops taste way better than anything you can buy in the store- and healthier too!

Peach Raspberry Popsicles – CincyShopper

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12. Custard Peach Pie

Custard Peach Pie is sweet, creamy, and oh so delicious! It is made with creamy custard, fresh or canned peaches, and top it with crumb topping.

Custard Peach Pie – CincyShopper

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13. Peach Pie Recipe – The Country Chic Cottage

Can your own peach pie filling when they’re in season, and you’ll be able to savor this dessert all year round! Store as many jars as you’ll need for the year, and simply add a store-bought crust. It’s so easy and delicious!

Peach Pie Recipe – The Country Chic Cottage

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14. The Best & Easiest Peach Hand Pies

Delicious Peach Hand Pies made with freshly picked peaches and pre-made pie crust. Who doesn’t love a grab and go dessert? This recipe is easy as pie!

The Best & Easiest Peach Hand Pies

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15. Gluten- Free Stone Fruit and Almond Galette

A mix of peaches and other colorful stone fruit sits atop a sweet almond filling this gluten-free galette recipe. Add a scoop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for the ultimate summer dessert!

Stone Fruit and Almond Galette 

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16. The Best Peach Sorbet Without Ice Cream Maker

The Best Peach Sorbet Without Ice Cream Maker – simple 3 ingredient peach sorbet that tastes like summer in a bowl, with no need for an ice cream maker!

The Best Peach Sorbet Without Ice Cream Maker 

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17. East and Fast Peach NO-BAKE Cheesecake Dessert

Cracker crust topped with sweet whipped cream cheese filling and juicy ripe peaches. Only 7 ingredients and 30 minutes for this refreshing summer dessert!

EASY FAST Peach NO-BAKE Cheesecake Dessert | Delicious Table

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18. Peach Almond Tarts with Vanilla Bean

Fresh peaches mixed with fragrant vanilla bean seeds are baked in a deliciously flaky crust for the best summertime dessert.

Peach Almond Tarts with Vanilla Bean | One Hot Oven

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19. Peach Yogurt Popsicles

Only three simple ingredients are needed to make refreshing, sweet, and tangy Peach Yogurt Popsicles! A frozen smoothie on a stick is a great way to kick off hot summer days (yes, breakfast) or for a more wholesome treat anytime. No fancy popsicle molds are needed!

Peach Yogurt Popsicles – Breakfast Popsicle

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20. Grilled Peach Mascarpone Ice Cream

Grilled Peach Mascarpone Ice Cream combines summer favorites grilling, ice cream, and peaches for a velvety sweet, tangy divine ice cream—instructions for both ice maker and no machine methods.

Grilled Peach Mascarpone Ice Cream

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21. Grilled Peaches With Greek Yogurt And Maple Syrup

Grilled peaches are a lightened-up fruit dessert to make in summer with fresh peaches. It is sugar-free, low in calories, and so easy to make in just 10 minutes. Pair it with Greek yogurt and sprinkle nuts to finish it perfectly.

Grilled Peaches With Greek Yogurt And Maple Syrup

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22. Homemade Peach Fruit Roll-ups

Fruit roll-ups are puréed fruit that’s spread out and dried, then rolled up to enjoy and store…kind of like the beef jerky of the fruit world. This simple recipe with just three ingredients is perfect for using up excess peaches and preserving your peach bounty in a fun new way.

Homemade Peach Fruit Roll-ups 

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Peach Cobbler Recipes

Nothing says summer like peach cobbler! So whether you are looking for a change from your grandmother’s peach cobbler recipe or you don’t have a good recipe of your own, these peach cobbler recipes are sure to hit the spot!


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23. Summer Peach Cobbler

Fresh, juicy peaches at the peak of sweetness are baked into a sponge-like batter that magically floats to the top during baking, creating a soft, buttery, and light cake with warm, gooey peach syrup. This ultimate comfort food is a delicious and delightful way to highlight one of the summer’s fruit superstars with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.

Summer Peach Cobbler

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24. Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler (Cast Iron Skillet Recipe)

Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler is a fantastic fresh peach recipe! With a cinnamon-spiced sauce and tender gluten-free biscuits, this homemade peach cobbler is comforting and delicious! Bake up the quintessential summer dessert with this Peach Cobbler! This fruit cobbler is a great way to feature fresh peaches with cinnamon-spiced saucy peaches and tender gluten-free biscuits!

Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler (Cast Iron Skillet Recipe)

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25. Gluten-Free Vegan Peach Cobbler

Homemade Peach Cobbler Is easy to make with this delicious recipe. Fresh peaches + one bowl…you’ll want to make this jammy, saucy, sweet fruit cobbler over and over again.

Gluten-free vegan peach cobbler

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26. Individual Mini Peach Cobbler

Warm, gooey peaches topped with a caramelized cake topping and served with vanilla ice cream. A delicious summer dessert made in a small ramekin for an individual serving!

Individual Mini Peach Cobbler – Joyous Apron

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27. Skillet Peach Cobbler

Juicy summer peaches mixed with warm brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with buttery drop biscuits. This easy cobbler recipe can be prepped in less than 30 minutes!

Skillet Peach Cobbler

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Peach Salad Recipes

Peaches are not only for dessert! Enjoy your delicious fresh, summer peaches in these refreshing salads.

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28. Grilled Peach Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

This grilled peach salad with basil vinaigrette is the salad of the summer. Fresh peaches sliced and grilled, over a bed of arugula, with fresh burrata cheese, pine nuts, and a homemade basil vinaigrette.

Grilled Peach Salad with Basil Vinaigrette – Girl With The Iron Cast

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29. Stone Fruit Salad with Tapioca Pearls

This sweet Stone Fruit Salad served with tapioca pearls, and a drizzle of homemade orange syrup is such a fun way to end an evening of entertaining. Let your guests help themselves as they build their own little bowl of perfection.

Stone Fruit Salad with Tapioca Pearls | The Devil Wears Salad

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30. Grilled Peach Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

If you could serve up “backyard in the summertime” on a plate, it would taste exactly like this Grilled Peach Salad. Fresh greens, aromatic herbs, and cool cucumber are the perfect foil for sweet, tangy grilled peaches.

Grilled Peach Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

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31. Peach Panzanella Whole Food Salad

Peach Panzanella is the quintessential late summer salad. Juicy peaches and tomatoes, yeasty sourdough, scads of fresh basil, and a subtle champagne vinaigrette make the best of summer produce shine.

Peach Panzanella Whole Food Salad 

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Peach Recipes That Are Not Dessert!

Are you sick of peach cobbler and don’t want to make a peach dessert? Have no fear! These peach recipes are not dessert but are absolutely delicious regardless! So check out some of these savory peach recipes and enjoy!


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32. Peach Bread

Great bread for all hours! This easy, fruity loaf is the best peach-baked treat out there, glazed with brown sugar goodness.

Peach Bread – Simply Stacie

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33. Peach Guacamole

Classic spicy guacamole gets an upgrade with fresh peaches! It makes for the best appetizer or snack in the summertime!

Peach Guacamole

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34. Instant Pot Peach Pepper Jam

I am seriously so excited about this Instant Pot Peach Pepper Jam! The flavors are absolutely addicting. Sweet peaches pair with jalapeño peppers to make a sweet and spicy jam, delicious and versatile.

Instant Pot Peach Pepper Jam – The Instant Pot Table

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35. Grilled Peach and Lemon Ricotta Crostini

Grilled peach & lemon ricotta crostini is an elegant but simple appetizer! The grill infuses just the right amount of smokiness to this dish.

Grilled Peach and Lemon Ricotta Crostini

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36. Peach Chutney in Instant Pot

Sweet juicy peaches cooked with fresh ginger and seasoned with a hint of roasted cumin and cayenne. This Peach Chutney is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy.

Peach Chutney in Instant Pot (No pectin)

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37. Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe

This Peach Preserve Recipe does not require any pectin. It’s ideal for serving with pancakes, muffins, angel food cake, ice cream, scones, or on a toast.

Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe – Ottawa Mommy Club

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Fresh Peach Drinks

Nothing goes down better in the hot summer than a nice refreshing drink or smoothie! Make these with your fresh summer peaches or take some frozen fruit (I hope you’ve been freezing all your leftovers and going-bad fruit for just this purpose!)

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38. Ultimate Moscato Peach Sangria

Sweet white wine and juicy peaches come together in this refreshing cocktail. This must-have summer cocktail takes just 5 minutes to make!

Ultimate Moscato Peach Sangria – Baking Beauty

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39. Easy Peach Smoothie Perfect for Breakfast

This fresh peach smoothie is the perfect summer breakfast. This easy peach smoothie is the perfect summer breakfast. You can use frozen peaches or canned, to enjoy it year-round.

Easy Peach Smoothie Perfect for Breakfast

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40. Peach Sangria

Peach Sangria is brimming with fresh fruits, sweet wine, and peach brandy. Top it off with a bubbling lemon-lime soda and enjoy a tall glass of this refreshing summer sangria recipe!

Peach Sangria – Swirls of Flavor

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41. “Morning Glory” Tropical Detox Smoothie

This vibrant tropical detox smoothie is the perfect energy boost for busy moms or a tasty way to sneak a little extra nutrition into your kids’ day!

“Morning Glory” Tropical Detox Smoothie 

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42. Mermaid Smoothie Bowl

This beautiful blue Mermaid Smoothie Bowl is a magical and delicious way to get your kids to devour tons of nutrients in one sitting!

Mermaid Smoothie Bowl (kid-friendly, antioxidant-rich, high protein)

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43. Skinny Peach Lemonade

A sweet indulgence, without all the extra calories — this skinny peach lemonade is our new favorite summertime drink!

Skinny Peach Lemonade – The Soccer Mom Blog

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Cooking At Home

Cooking at home is one of the best ways to save money out there! You can save so much money to help you reach your financial goals by cooking for yourself and your family.

Make delicious food at home by using ingredients that are on sale and are in season. Don’t forget to stock your freezer with anything easy to double-batch and store.  Advance meal prep (especially if you are preparing for a big life change, such as a baby) is a great way to save money.

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