Summer Peach Desserts

by Pamela

Summer Peach Desserts

Now that we’re in the thick of peach season, I thought I’d pull together some of my favorite peach recipes all in one place for you. While I realize I’m calling this post peach desserts, a couple of these recipes aren’t, but since most of them are peach desserts I thought you might let me get away with it anyway. Besides, they’re still peach recipes…and one of them is a delicious peach cocktail. That can count as dessert…can’t it?

Keeping with the peach desserts theme, I thought I’d give you a new recipe too, instead of taking the easy way out and just re-hashing some old posts. These roasted peaches are so incredibly delicious, you’ll want to slap someone. They taste like the best peach pie filling you’ve ever had. You’ll never even miss the pastry.

Peach Desserts - Sugar and Caramelilzed Hazelnut Roasted Peaches

These roasted peaches are good enough to stand on their own because the sauce is all caramely and the nuts are so toasty, but you could definitely pile these on top of some vanilla bean ice cream for an extra fancy dessert.

For the rest of this peach desserts round up, I’ve included grilled peach biscuits. These are similar to the roasted peaches, but because you’re grilling them, you get all peach flavor instead of the peach flavored mixed with the sugar that’s used in the roasting. But instead of eating them all by themselves, I’ve tucked them into some whipped cream and topped them with biscuits. Sure, it’s a little indulgent, but it’s dessert!

As far as peach desserts go, this bourbon peach tart is tops. It starts with a crunchy vanilla wafer crust that is then topped with a creamy mascarpone filling. Finally, the whole thing is topped off with diced peaches that have taken a little swim in Cointreau and bourbon. How’s that for a luscious summertime dessert?

A rustic peach galette is easier to make than pie, but tastes just as delicious. That rich buttery crust hangs onto those ripe, fresh peaches and the juices taste fantastic mixed in with the raw sugar.

Delicious Peach Desserts Using the Season's Fresh Peaches

Veering away from the peach desserts I’ve got a whisky peach bbq sauce that will have you licking your chops and fingers. This is a sauce that you can use on grilled meats or stir it into a pot of baked beans or maybe some pulled pork or chicken. Any way you use it, you’ll be happy.

These peach preserves couldn’t be easier to make. There’s no pectin or canning involved. The recipe is just enough to make one nice sized jar to spread on your toast during the rest of peach season (and maybe a little past if you don’t slather it on your toast super thick).

To finish off the peach recipes is a fresh peach martini. Mix some fresh peach with vanilla vodka, a touch of lime and honey and you’ve got yourself a light and refreshing summer sipper.

I hope all these peach recipes have given you lots of ideas of the things you can do with those luscious peaches that are in the stores right now. You definitely shouldn’t miss them. They’re delicious this year!

Summer Peach Desserts
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Fresh roasted peaches are the perfect recipe for special summer desserts that don't require a lot of effort for lots of great fruit flavor.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5-6
  • ½ Cup Raw Sugar
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Tarragon
  • 5-6 Peaches, pitted and halved
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pour the sugar into the bowl of your food processor and toss in the leaves from the tarragon sprigs. Buzz the processor until the leaves are tiny pieces.
  3. Pour sugar into a container and set aside.
  4. Add oil and butter to cast iron skillet and heat over medium heat.
  5. While that's heating up, dip the peach halves (cut side) into the sugar tarragon mixture. Once the halves are coated, sprinkle just a bit of salt on each half.
  6. Once butter has melted, swirl the pan to combine both of the fats and place the peaches sugar side down in the pan.
  7. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Toss the hazelnuts into the pan and then slide the skillet into the oven for 10 minutes.
  9. After 10 minutes, carefully turn the peaches over and cook for another 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and spoon caramely hazelnuts over the peaches.
  11. Serve peaches on a plate with a small drizzle of honey over top.


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Sippitysup August 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm

I just had grilled peaches at a beach BBQ. Luscious! GREG

Pamela August 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm

That sounds heavenly Greg. If only I could find a beach around here. 🙁

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