12 Recipes to Make with Ripe Summer Peaches

The peaches are in season! We've got 12 favorite recipes with fresh summer peaches for you to choose from. Peach Pie? Peach Salsa? Skillet Peach Crisp? Take your pick! You can't go wrong.

Peaches really are the crowning glory of summer. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all the summer berries and watermelon and everything else that comes with the fresh produce of summer, but I live for peaches. I feel extremely fortunate to live near several U-Pick peach orchards where I can go right to the source and bask in their goodness. #lifeisgood

One thing I especially adore about peaches is just how versatile they are:

  • Want a simple afternoon snack? Enjoy a peach on its own.
  • Firing up the grill? Slice a peach in half, grill it, and top with some ice cream for a quick treat.
  • Have some leftover tortilla chips? Make a peach salsa!

Really, I could go on for days about the 5,392 ways to enjoy peaches, but to simplify things a bit, I’ve rounded up twelve of my favorite ways to savor these summer gems.

Peach Blueberry Pie Recipe

You can’t go wrong with pie, but pie with a crumb topping just hits the spot. If (and it’s a big IF!) you have leftovers, you can freeze this pie and save it for later.

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peach salsa

I adore fruit salsa, and peach has to be at the top of my list! It’s so versatile… Serve with tortilla chips for a simple lunch or use it to dress up some grilled salmon or pork chops.

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Overnight French Toast Casserole - slice of french toast casserole with raspberry sauce on white plate

This is like a two-for-one deal. When drizzled with a sweet raspberry sauce, it’s a divine breakfast. When topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoyed after dinner, it magically becomes dessert!

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Best Peach Pie with a lattice crust and one slice removed

In my humble opinion, summer doesn’t start until you’ve had a slice of peach pie. You’ve got summer perfection when it comes to fresh peaches + flaky buttery crust. PS... We’re also dishing on our best tips to make sure your pie is a peachy success in this post!

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Salad recipe with peaches, goat cheese and basil

Move over strawberries… peaches are taking your place in the salad world and it’s glorious. Feel free to add in some grilled chicken or shrimp for a boost of protein!

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A few tips when making this crisp: Let it cool for an hour or so (hard to do, but so worth the wait!), use a cake pan if you don’t have a skillet, and don’t bother with peeling the peaches.

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Peach Dessert Recipe - puff pastry targs on parchment

Sweet peaches, a slightly sweet almond filling, and store-bought puff pastry all make for a delightful dessert. Sitting on my porch with these tarts in hand is my favorite way to end the day!

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Ever paired peaches with avocados? No? Maybe it’s time you should! They lend a velvety texture that is the ultimate companion to the flaky, smoky salmon.

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blueberry peach fruit salad

Make this salad for breakfast and enjoy it later for lunch! The flavors of ginger, lemon, and thyme meld together in perfect harmony with the sweetness of the peaches.

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Peach Galette

Galettes are the wild cousin of pies. The more imperfect they look, the more perfect they’ll taste. Promise. If you’re feeling a little wild and free, sprinkle in some blueberries with the peaches!

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Peaches

Pork tenderloin + fresh peaches are taste buds' paradise when grilled to smoky perfection! Pair with a simple side salad and you’ve got a summer meal you’ll make over and over again.

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Baked Peaches Dessert

This one really is a show stopper. It’s simple yet subtly sophisticated, and my advice to you? Keep a giant spoon on hand to scoop up all the sweet juices left at the end. It’s quite possibly the best thing you’ve had all summer.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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  1. Arcey

    I think there are only 9 recipes here, not 12. Am I missing something?