We can't get enough of this Southern fruit.
The peaches are coming in folks, so now is the time to head to your local farmers’ market and choose a basket of what the South of known for: sweet, juicy peaches. Whether you bake up a cobbler or a pound cake, put up some preserves, or prepare them for freezing, you don’t want to miss out on peach season in the South
Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Bundt Cake
Give your cast-iron skillet a rest and use your Bundt pan to bake this sweet and moist upside-down cake. If you don’t have fresh peaches, one 15-ounce can of sliced peaches will work in a pinch. Drain and gently pat dry before using.
Recipe: Peach-Raspberry Buckle
More crumb cake-like and not syrupy like a crisp or crumble, a buckle is still all about the fruit. For this variation, half of the fruit is folded into the batter, which is then poured into the pan, and then the remaining fruit is arranged on top of the batter. As the cake bakes, the batter puffs up, then collapses, or “buckles,” around jammy pockets of fruit.
Peach Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel
Bread pudding isn’t just for cold weather months. Filled with fresh, summertime peaches and topped with a boozy caramel sauce, this bread pudding is a sweet ending to any meal. The spiked caramel sauce makes this bread pudding truly spectacular. Resist the urge to stir the caramel as it cooks, and watch it closely. Once it starts to brown, it can easily turn too dark and become bitter.
Recipe: Pecan-Peach Cobbler
Southern pecans are kneaded into the pie crust, making this confection completely irresistible. This cobbler has an extra layer of crust, so you are guaranteed a bit of sweet pastry with every bite. Bake this for your next church potluck, family gathering, or birthday celebration – it promises to be a winner.
Peach Icebox Cake
Recipe: Peach Icebox Cake
This no-bake icebox cake is sure to be the standout of any warm-weather affair. Make it in a glass trifle dish and scoop out helpings, or prepare it in a large cake pan and serve by the slice. When the thought of turning on the oven is enough to make you break out into a sweat, an icebox cake is the obvious choice for a homemade dessert.
Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel
If you like a heavy crumb topping on your coffee cake, you’ll love this recipe. Ideal for ladies luncheons, brunches or afternoon snacks, this coffee cake is scented with fragrant cinnamon and cardamom, perfect partners for the sweet, juicy peaches that take center stage in this recipe.
Freezer Peach Pie
Recipe: Freezer Peach Pie
Imagine having “fresh” peach pie in the middle of winter. Try this genius freezing method to get your pie fix anytime. Simply mix the pie filling, pour it into an aluminum foil lined pie pan, and freeze it. Once frozen, remove the filling from the foil, place it in a freezer storage bag, and store in the freezer until you are ready to bake a pie.
Easy Peach Cobbler
Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler
Cobblers are much easier than pies; the crusts or toppings are very simplified and it doesn’t take nearly as much time. This unpretentious six-ingredient recipe comes together in just 10 minutes, and you don’t have to fuss over fitting a pastry crust into a pan.
Peach Fried Pies
Recipe: Peach Fried Pies
Canned biscuits make easy work of these irresistible hand pies with a spiced, jammy filling. Wrap them in wax paper for a picnic, or top with whipped cream for a fancier dessert.
Peach-Ricotta Cheesecake with Pecan Crust
This gluten-free, peach-topped cheesecake is made with two Georgia staples: peaches and pecans. For the smoothest texture, make this dessert a day in advance and store in the refrigerator before serving.
Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler
Recipe: Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler
The fresh peach taste really comes through in this recipe. If you don’t have a pretty skillet, a 9-x13 pan will work.
Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline-Pecan Streusel
Is there anything better than a fresh peach cobbler topped with ice cream? Best make that call after you taste this one with blackberries and our Mascarpone Cream.
Peach Melba Shortbread Bars
Recipe: Peach Melba Shortbread Bars
Your homemade peach preserves shine in this easy recipe, which is ideal for taking to picnics and family reunions.
Recipe: Peach-Nectarine Tart
You don’t need a tart pan for this double-fruit dessert because the crust is simply folded up over the peaches and nectarines before baking. White peaches won't work as well in this tart because of their delicate texture.
Peach Berry Crumble
Recipe: Peach Berry Crumble
We love this recipe because it's easy enough for busy, weeknight cooking; pop the crumble in the oven when you serve dinner and it'll be ready in about 40 minutes. Blue¬berries or raspberries may be substituted for the blackberries.
Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Peach Pie
Recipe: Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Peach Pie
Serve this juicy double-crust peach pie with vanilla ice cream sprinkled with candied or toasted pecans. The brown sugar and the cinnamon complement the natural sweetness of the fresh peaches.
Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars
Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars
Toffee-glazed pecan pieces add a streusel-like crunch to the tops of these bars. This recipe, the perfect “bake-and-take” dessert, will be a welcome treat at your next BBQ.
Georgia Peach Trifle
Recipe: Georgia Peach Trifle
Give the classic English layered dessert a Southern accent by drizzling slices of pound cake with bourbon and layering the cake with fresh peaches, pudding and whipped cream.
Peach Upside-Down Cake
Recipe: Peach Upside-Down Cake
Be sure to use cake flour—not self-rising—for this recipe.
Recipe: Patchwork Cobbler
Topped with squares of sugar-crusted pastry, this cobbler shows off fresh summer peaches, plums, and blueberries.
Two-Step Fresh Peach Pound Cake
Recipe: Two-Step Fresh Peach Pound Cake
Turn out a high-rise cake with a moist, tender crumb by layering the ingredients in the bowl in the order specified. If you don’t have a stand mixer with a 4-qt. bowl and paddle attachment, just prep the batter in the traditional way.