15 of our best peach recipes to celebrate summer

Summer is in full swing and sweet peaches are in the shops. Hurrah! While few things beat biting into a perfectly ripe peach, there’s so much more you can make during peach season.

The stone fruits make a delicious addition to a host of summery cakes, bakes, desserts and drinks. They also add a welcome sweetness to savoury dishes, too. Try our easy flatbreads topped with courgettes, peaches and burrata, or tomato and peach salad, for starters.

Peaches are also the star turn in showstopping desserts like our seriously extra peach bellini pavlova (check it out below), a sticky peach crumble cake and classic Georgia peach cobbler.

Whether you fancy a blow-out pud, a cooling peach ice cream, or a juicy salad, you’re bound to find something new to try in our 15 best peach recipes selection. Which one will you make first?

15 of our best peach recipes to celebrate summer

Peaches don’t grow well in the UK, so the ripe fruits we buy in summer come from the Mediterranean and North Africa. Yes, you can buy peaches and nectarines year round, but they’re at their best in high summer (July and August). You’ll often find them on offer at this time, too – so why not pick up a punnet or two and use them to make one of these joyful peach dishes. You could even try our pickled peaches, to preserve that sweet taste of summer for months to come….

Grilled peaches with almond caramel

Transform ripe peaches into an impressive-looking pud in minutes with this easy recipe. Grill peach halves until just beginning to char, then serve with a quick caramel and whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Peaches with caramel

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Peach and tarragon ice cream

If you’ve ever tucked into a scoop of peach gelato on holiday, you’ll know how good the combo of sweet peaches and rich ice cream can be. We’ve added a little fresh tarragon for an unexpected twist.

Peach ice cream

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Pickled peaches

Preserve the taste of peaches well into autumn by making jars of pickled peaches. With warming ginger, star anise and cloves, these pickled fruits make a great partner for cheese, pork or roast chicken.


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Peach cake

This upside-down cake recipe swaps the usual pineapple for peach slices. The peach layer is glazed with peach jam and grilled after baking for gloriously rich and sticky results.

Peach cake

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Grilled peach panzanella

Juicy peaches make a great addition to summer salads. Case in point – this filling panzanella with garlicky croutons, peppery leaves, creamy burrata and ripe peaches.


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Georgia peach cobbler

Cobbler is crumble’s American cousin. With it’s scone-style top and jammy fruit filling, this Southern classic is made for serving with generous scoops of vanilla ice cream.


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Roast peach and honey puff tart

This effortless summer dessert takes just 5 minutes to throw together and 20 minutes in the oven. Serve warm with generous dollops of mascarpone.

Peach tart

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Peach and rose jelly

These boozy jellies are strictly for the grown-ups. A glass of rosé and fresh peaches are the main ingredients in these easy but elegant make-ahead summer puds.


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Tomatoes with peaches, grapes, feta and oregano

A colourful salad that blurs the boundaries between sweet and savoury dishes. Ripe peaches share platter space with juicy tomatoes and grapes. Kalamata olives, red onion and feta provide salty-savoury balance. Delicious.


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Boozy peach iced tea

If you’re old enough to remember the potent ’90s combo of Archers and lemonade, you’ll love this sophisticated 21st Century upgrade. Peach schnapps, lemonade and peach iced tea are given a zesty lift with mint and lime.

Iced tea

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Courgette flatbreads with ham, peaches and burrata

These moreish flatbreads make a great high-summer alternative to pizza. The easy homemade bases only take 15 mins to cook. Top them with courgette ribbons, fresh peach slices, parma ham and creamy burrata to serve.


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Peach melba smoothie lollies

Have a bash at making these fun rocket lollies. With alternating layers of creamy yogurt and peach, and raspberry puree, the stripey ices are better for you than shop-bought lollies.


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Peach and passionfruit crumble traybake

We love an old-school traybake, and this peachy number is no exception. A thick crumble base and top are sandwiched together with passionfruit curd and peach wedges. Delicious served hot or cold.


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Peach bellini pavlova

Pavlova joins forces with a classic cocktail in this joyful dessert. A giant meringue is festooned with pink praline clusters, lashings of peach puree, Prosecco glaze and peach ribbon roses. Gloriously OTT.


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Quick peach tatin

This easy tarte tatin is a summery twist on the classic apple dessert. It takes just 20 minutes to make (thanks, shop-bought pastry!) so it’s ideal for serving summer guests without stress.

Tarte tatin

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Check out our complete peach recipes collection. For more summery ideas, try our 15 best strawberry recipes or browse our summer fruit recipes.


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