Best Ways to Use Fresh Peaches and all the information in between! If you are lucky enough to have a peach tree in your yard, you will want to check out the following list of fresh peach recipes.
We have complied this list of different recipes for fresh peaches and are happy to share with you! Read on to learn of the many ways to use these juicy, sweet and tangy lovely peaches!
Peaches and GREAT ways to use them!
We picked an entire box of peaches off one of our peach trees one evening last week and have been enjoying them since. All week we have been sharing peach recipes, so if any of you have any peaches left, here are 25+ ways to use peaches quickly. Because peaches tend to be on the sweeter side, they make amazing pairings with savory ingredients like chicken, pork, or grilled steak. But they also make great additions on salads or any type of dessert too!
Tips and Tricks about Peaches
First, here is an easy way that shows how to peel a peach. This will come in handy because typically when baking with peaches you do want to remove the skin.
Also, you want to make sure the peaches are ripe and ready to be consumed. The sure fire way to know if a peach is ready is by gently feeling it to test for ripeness. Very softly, hold a peach in the palm of your hand press very lightly at the stem end of the peach. Be sure not to squeeze the peach too hard, as it will bruise easily. One subtle squeeze is all you need, if the peach indents slightly, the peach is ripe and ready to eat!
If you have a few peaches that are not quite ripe and you want to speed the process up, here’s a trick for you! Put the peaches in a paper bag and close it up, the bag will naturally hold in the ethylene gas the fruit will give off and that will help ripen the fruit faster. If you really want to speed this process up, put a banana in the bag too! The more ethylene gas that is created the faster the ripening process will go.
Amazing and delicious ways to use Fresh Peaches
Diced peaches in yogurt. This is a fantastic breakfast or snack dish that tastes delicious!
Diced peaches in breakfast cereal. Another great breakfast or snack dish that does not disappoint. If you are anything like me and my family, cereal is an every meal type of dish. We can eat it any time of day, we just love it. Add some sweet peach slices to it to kick it up a notch.
Diced peaches in oatmeal/over granola. There are so many great options for peaches, adding they to any breakfast type food is a winner in my book. I particularly love it over crunchy granola, the texture combination is incredible.
Slice peaches in cottage cheese. This happens to be a favorite of my husbands, he can eat this all the time. The cottage cheese provides the perfect base and pairs perfectly with the sweet peach flavor.
Sliced peaches over vanilla ice cream. Yes please, serve me up some of this treat! This combination is meant for each other, so amazing and delightful.
Easy Peach Dump Cake. Give this amazing peach cake a try, it is so easy to make and tastes incredible.
Add diced peaches to pancakes. If you haven’t caught on yet, we are HUGE breakfast lovers. We eat it morning and night, we just can’t get enough. Maybe even try this amazing peach syrup too!
Top waffles with diced peaches & whipped cream. You cannot go wrong with waffles or peaches and whipped cream, this combination is simply delectable!
Slice peaches and serve them inside crepes. Another great idea for using peaches, whip up these crepes and add diced peaches inside them!
Add sliced peaches to a salad. A great way to eat healthy and have a delicious meal, swap out the fruit in this salad recipe for peaches and it will taste incredible.
Peaches and cream pie. Give this easy no bake pie a try, a great summer time treat to cool you on a hot day.
Peach milk shake. A quick and easy shake for you to try: 1 peach, peeled, sliced & cut up, 2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla- combine and blend. Voila, delicious shake coming right up!
Peach Smoothie. If you like chilled drinks, try combining 1 peach, peeled, sliced & cut up, 1 cup peach or vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup orange juice and about 4-5 ice cubes- blend until smooth. Yum!
Peach Slurpee! It is like a smoothie but your kids will be more likely to eat it!
Easy Peach Crumble. This recipe is easy to make and is absolutely sensational, the flavor and texture combination is divine.
Grilled Peaches is also a great summer time recipe to try when have the grill fired up. Peaches pair so well with any type of meat, the sweet and savory flavors go great together.
Chilled Peach Dessert Soup. This chilled soup is so unique and delicious, give it a try and tell us what you think.
Fresh Peach Pie with the Easiest Pie Crust EVER! Making this pie could not be any easier, it is a family favorite in our house.
Spiced Peach Jam. To enjoy peaches year round, making a jam is the best way to do it.
Raspberry Peach Freezer Jam. Another great jam recipe to try, use up a bunch of those peaches and enjoy them for months to come.
Peach Muffins. If you have not tried these heavenly muffins yet you are missing out, soft and savory, they hit the spot every time.
Peach Cake with Cinnamon Glaze. This is a cake that you will instantly fall in love with, the sweet peaches and cinnamon spice make the perfect pairing.
Peach Ice Cream. To cool off in the summer months, give this chilled treat a try!
Peach Salsa. Spice up your next backyard BBQ with this tasty dish, it is always a hit with crowds.
Freeze them for use later. If you want to freeze some peaches and decide what to make later, use this same process as freezing apples.
Make homemade baby food. This is a great way to save money and give your baby the healthiest food options available.
Peaches & Cream Fruit Dip. This is a great dish to serve at any family gathering or event, it is tasty and gets eaten quickly!
Just eat them. And last but not least, the simplest way to enjoy fresh peaches is to eat them. Give it a wash and sink your teeth in!
Can you freeze fresh peaches?
You sure can! If you find that you just cannot consume all the fresh peaches you have this season freezing them is a great way to preserve this sensational summer fruit. You can lock in the fresh peach flavor, so they are ready to thaw and enjoy throughout the year. You will want to peel and slice your peaches prior to freezing, for maximum results.
Do you have a simple and tasty way to use fresh peaches that is not on our list? Leave a comment and we will add it to our list!