Make the most of ripe and juicy peaches in summer with one of our delicious peach recipes, including cupcakes, a peach pie and peach and caramel cheesecake...
Ripe and juicy peaches are one of our favourite fruits. They’re not in season all year round, so make the most of them in summer with one of our delicious peach recipes.
From classics like peach pie and a peach-topped cheesecake to savoury dishes like salads and couscous, we’ve got lots of fun and delicious ways to use this gorgeous stone fruit. Why not try whipping up a batch of peach and raspberry cupcakes or a Bellini made with fresh peach juice? Our recipes will give you lots of summertime inspiration.
Peaches are at their best from late July – September, so grab them while you can. Click through to see all our 10 delicious ways with peaches…
These pretty bakes are made with real peaches and raspberries. Fold diced peaches into your cupcake batter – it’s a good idea to use 1tbsp of the flour to coat them first, as this will stop them sinking to the bottom of your cakes.
Get the recipe: Peach and raspberry cupcakes
We love a pud with a story behind it! Peach Melba was invented by legendary French chef Auguste Escoffier in the 1890s, to honour Australian opera singer Nellie Melba on her visit to London. The combo of peaches, raspberry sauce and cream or ice cream is still a hit today.
Peach pie is a summer classic in the US. Make it with in-season ripe peaches, or with tinned peaches in winter. Just look at that golden crust, don’t you want to grab a spoon and dive in!
Get the recipe: Peach pie
To get the ripples in this fancy-looking mousse, all you do is puree fresh peaches then make alternating layers in your best glasses with the homemade mousse. It needs to chill overnight so it’s a great dessert to make ahead of time.
Get the recipe: Peach passionfruit mousse
Peach in a salad? Yes, it sounds strange but trust us, the juicy stone fruit makes a delicious addition to couscous salads like this one with chicken, tomato and coriander. Slices of peaches also make an easy summer salad when tossed together with rocket and mozzarella.
This dessert is ideal for busy summer evenings or when you’ve got a crowd to feed, as it uses ready-to-roll pastry and is really easy to prepare. Serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Get the recipe: Peach and almond tart
Cheesecake fans are going to love this twist on the classic no-bake number. The cream cheese filling is topped with slices of fresh peaches and then drizzled with caramel sauce just before serving. Heaven.
Get the recipe: Peach and caramel cheesecake
Bellinis are one of the easiest cocktails to make but also one of the best. What’s not to love about the combo of peach juice (or white peach puree if you want to be fancy!) and Prosecco?
Get the recipe: Bellini
Bruschetta are your secret weapon for feeding a crowd at family parties. Get creative by topping slices of toasted baguette with delicious combos, like this Roquefort and peach bruschetta. You can use other soft blue cheeses if you don’t fancy Roquefort.
Get the recipe: Roquefort and peach bruschetta
Make these irresistible caramel peach muffins in a slow cooker. They only need 10 minutes prep and then you can leave them to do their thing in the slow cooker for 1-2 hours on High – ideal for getting ahead on busy days.
Get the recipe: Caramel peach muffin
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