Juicy Peach Dessert Recipes

Peach Crisp with Cornbread Topper
Photo: Jason Donnelly

For us, summer is all about peaches. Juicy, fresh, and fragrant, in-season peaches hardly need any dressing up to taste like dessert. But peaches aren't just for summer. We've gathered some of our favorite dessert recipes, calling for fresh, frozen, jam, or canned peaches.

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Zesty Peaches and Cream Tart

Zesty Peaches and Cream Tart
Jason Donnelly

Make this gorgeous peach tart recipe the centerpiece of your next celebration. Just looking at the rows of juicy, fresh peach slices has our mouths watering, and that's before you even consider the decadent cream mixture below them. This recipe comes together quickly, too—you'll need to spend only 25 minutes on prep, thanks to an easy puff pastry crust.

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Peaches and Cream Prosecco Cake

Peaches & Cream Prosecco Cake
Andy Lyons

Everything we love about summer is nestled between the luscious layers of this vanilla cake recipe. Each layer is soaked in bubbly Prosecco, then topped with a juicy fresh peach filling. Spread on plenty of whipped cream frosting, then top it all with a few extra peach slices to give guests a hint of what's in store.

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Peach Crumble Bars

Peach Crumble Bars
Jason Donnelly

Part peach crisp and part dessert bar, you'll want to take this dessert to your next summer potluck or picnic. The three distinct layers are so good, you'll have to dole out seconds. They start with a simple, crumbly crust, followed by a filling made with six ripe peaches. Finally, a crisp-style topping finishes in crumbles of brown sugar, hazelnuts, and shredded coconut.

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Peach Macarons

Peach Macarons
Matthew Clark

From a few steps away, it's easy to mistake these peach macarons for the real fruits. Creating the cutest macarons we've ever seen just takes some food coloring (so that each cookie resembles a peach) and mint leaves. To add flavor to this macarons recipe, use peach jam or fluffy peach buttercream for the filling.

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Peach Crisp

Peach Crisp
Jeff Kauck

This classic peach crisp recipe will be a hit no matter whom you're serving. Adding a sprinkle of cinnamon to the peaches gives the filling some spice, while mixing crushed graham crackers into the topping gives it a taste almost like peach pie. When you combine the two, the result is a crisp so delicious, everyone will be scraping their plates.

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Peach Cobbler with Thyme Biscuits

Peach Cobbler Thyme Biscuits
Andy Lyons

Give a classic peach cobbler recipe a boost by tossing in some fresh thyme from your herb garden. Just a few pinches in the flaky homemade biscuits will remind you of fluffy rolls from your grandma's kitchen. Then, once it's baked, sprinkle a few more sprigs on top so you can taste the juicy fresh peaches and thyme in every bite.

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Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Fresh Peach Ice Cream
Karla Conrad

A lot of peach desserts are made even better by adding a scoop of homemade ice cream on top, and if you want a double-dose of fresh peaches, make sure you've got this ice cream ready in your freezer. While it can add creaminess to a steaming bowl of peach cobbler, it's also utterly indulgent on its own. You can even use it to make a peach sundae by drizzling a decadent sauce on each scoop.

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Skillet Dulce de Leche Peach Pie

Skillet Dulce de Leche Peach Pie
Andy Lyons

You don't necessarily need a pie pan to make a pie—this recipe cooks right in your cast-iron skillet. Start by grilling fresh peach halves to give the filling a subtle smoky flavor. Then, once you've assembled the flaky crust and spooned plenty of gooey dulce de leche over the filling, cook your pie on the grill for the ultimate summer cookout dessert.

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Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches

Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches
Blaine Moats

If you enjoy pure peaches for dessert, you'll love this slightly dressed up easy peach recipe. Rather than taking the time to bake a whole homemade cheesecake, you can just stuff each peach half with a dollop of cheesecake cream. Then a quick roast in the oven results in tender, caramelized peaches with warm, decadent cheesecake on top.

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Peach-Berry Hot Honey Crisp

Peach-Berry Hot Honey Crisp
Blaine Moats

A peach crisp recipe is wonderful, but if you want your dessert to taste like full summer, adding berries is a must. This recipe combines fresh, juicy peach slices with raspberries and blueberries for a trio of summer fruits. In addition, this crisp recipe includes a hot drizzle of honey in the filling, which makes it gooier and more decadent than most.

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Easy Peach Dump Cake

Fruit Dump Cake

You can toss this canned peaches dessert together so quickly, you'll have time to put up your feet. This unbelievably easy cake recipe needs only three ingredients: A large can of peaches, a box of cake mix, and butter. No need to mix it all together, either—just dump the ingredients in a pan and bake.

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Upside-Down Almond-Plum Cake

Upside-Down Almond-Plum Cake
Jason Donnelly

We used plums to make this cake, but you can turn it into a recipe for fresh peach desserts. For the most stunning effect, instead of cutting regular slices, slice your peaches (or plums) into thin halves. The result is a gorgeous cake that's almost completely covered with fresh fruit slices and crunchy almonds.

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Blueberry-Peach Custard Kuchen

Blueberry-Peach Custard Kuchen
Blaine Moats

This peach and blueberry kuchen is the perfect dessert to transition you from summer to fall. You can use end-of-the-summer (or frozen) peaches and blueberries for juiciness, then add a pinch of nutmeg for a hint of fall flavors. The gorgeous topping of berries and peaches is decoration enough, but if you want a little extra spice, dust each slice with ground cinnamon.

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Peach-Mango Pie

Peach-Mango Pie
Blaine Moats

A classic peach pie recipe gets a tropical twist by adding fresh mangoes. Other than the extra juicy burst of fruity filling, this pie is exactly what you'd expect—flaky crust and gooey, cinnamon-spiced filling. If you want to change your pie a little, this summery recipe is a delicious way to try something new.

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Peach Crisp with Cornbread Topper

Peach Crisp with Cornbread Topper
Jason Donnelly

Grab your cast-iron skillet, because it makes for the easiest, tastiest peach crisp around. You can start cooking the fresh peaches on the stovetop, then, once you've added the topping, pop the skillet in the oven. From the fluffy cornbread topping to the dash of bourbon mixed into the filling, this crisp recipe has homey Southern flavors through and through.

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Peach Bellini Cake

Peach Bellini Cake
Courtesy of The Little Epicurean

Yes, we've turned one of your favorite brunch drinks into a towering peach dessert. This easy cake recipe starts with a white cake mix, but once you're through, no one will ever know it's a store-bought mix. To take your cake to the next level, substitute champagne for water in the batter, then dress each layer with a creamy peach frosting, honey, and fresh peach slices.

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Peach Pie Shake

Peach Pie Shake
Andy Lyons

We love our peach pie with a scoop of ice cream, so why not blend the two together? This decadent peach dessert mixes a slice of peach pie with a scoop of ice cream, a dash of milk, and a few extra peach slices for good measure. Skip the straw, you're going to need a spoon for this thick, indulgent dessert.

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Peach Turnovers for Two

Peach Turnovers for Two
Andy Lyons

Grab someone special, because this quick peach dessert recipe was made for sharing. With a few sheets of puff pastry and more than a pound of fresh peaches, you can whip up four turnovers the perfect size for sharing with a friend. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is optional (but we'd never say no).

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Apricot Skillet Pie

Apricot Skillet Pie
Brie Passano

We know this recipe is for an apricot pie, but stone fruits are similar enough that you can easily use fresh peaches. They'll be just as tasty mixed with fresh, juicy cherries and enveloped in an easy puff pastry crust. No matter which filling you choose, bake and serve the pie in your cast-iron skillet and top it with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream or a generous swirl of whipped cream.

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Peach Cheesecake Ice Cream Sundae

Peach Cheesecake Ice Cream Sundae

When you can't decide which peach dessert you'd like, reach for this sundae. It combines a few tasty treats into one. We dressed up plain vanilla ice cream with caramelized roasted peaches and chunks of chopped cheesecake. Top off your sundae with a few more peach slices, then use graham crackers to scoop up a taste of ice cream, peaches, and cheesecake in each bite.

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Peach Melba Pie Pops

Peach Melba Pie Pops
Jason Donnelly

Planning a picnic? You can tote these peach pie pops a lot easier than a whole pie. We filled each one with raspberry jam and canned peach pie filling (plus a fresh raspberry), so each bite will taste just like a summer fruit pie. You can leave the forks and plates at home, because this on-a-stick recipe can be eaten by hand.

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