Looking for what to do with peaches? Try our best peach recipes including peach dessert recipes, peach cocktails and savoury peach dishes, then check out our summery dessert ideas, banana recipes and mango recipes.
When are peaches in season?
Peaches are in season from June to October and are at their best between July and September.
Best peach desserts
Fresh, in-season peaches star in this simple dessert with a sugary cobbler crust. Cinnamon adds to the comforting flavour, as does vanilla ice cream, which we love to serve it with.
Peaches retain their floral aroma in this summery sponge, balanced by soft, fragrant thyme and zingy lemon.
Smacking the peaches for this crumble starts to release some of the sweet juices and provides you with some rough, raggedy chunks for extra texture in this British classic with a twist. Discover more of our best crumble puddings here.
Check out this classic family dessert recipe. With just the right amount of crunch on the outside and chewy marshmallow filling this impressive foolproof recipe with griddled peaches will make a show-stopping dessert at your next summer dinner party.
A frangipane tart is a treat for friends and family, especially if you make the pastry too. This easy-to-follow recipe is the best pudding for a crowd.
These bourbon and butter roast peaches are inspired by Southern US recipes where households often have a peach tree in the yard. Try to get yellow-fleshed peaches rather than white.
This peach and almond tart is a little effort to make, but the results are delicious, with a light hazelnut and almond frangipane holding the poached peach slices. You can skip the pastry making part of this recipe if you like and use a ready-made sweet pastry.
Peach melba is a classic British dessert created to honour the Australian soprano Nellie Melba. Try the great combination of peaches and raspberries in our peach melba ice cream for a sweet and tart frozen dessert for summer.
This recipe for roast peaches from John Doe restaurant in Notting Hill is super-easy but looks great and tastes delicious. It’s ready in under 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for a dinner party dessert.
Friands are mini French-style muffins made with ground almonds, which are so easy to make. Follow this simple recipe and treat your friends and family to these pretty, ricotta and fruit-filled delights.
The best semifreddo recipe, made with Greek yogurt and peaches. Crushed sesame snaps add a clever twist. Serve as a lighter pudding for friends and family, ideal for a weekend meal.
Peaches and raspberries make great fruit trifles, while shop-bought cake allows you to whip this classic pud up in no time. Individual desserts always look good at a dinner party – and we have plenty more ideas where this came from.
Grilled peaches are delicious and, combined with amaretto cream in this recipe, taste even better. Sprinkle with a few extra flaked almonds for added crunch. This is really simple to make so is a great option for a dinner party.
Lemon and poppy seed makes a classic combination in cakes and bakes. Try our easy recipe for this classic American scone-cake hybrid. We have filled these shortcakes with refreshing peaches and vanilla cream for the ultimate teatime treat.
This Persian peach mess with brown sugar almonds is a great twist on a classic British eton mess. Different brands of rosewater vary enormously in strength, so add a little at a time and taste as you go, until you’re happy with the flavour.
With peaches and raspberries baked in a smooth, creamy custard, this modern version of the classic peach melba is sure to be a hit with guests.
This is a lovely simple dish of frozen, crushed fruit pulp that is served with unsweetened whipped cream. There’s no need to add sugar (unless the fruit isn’t ripe), you don’t need fancy equipment and, if you leave off the cream, there’s no fat.
Make this most of summer peaches in this quick prosecco-poached peach dessert with sweet raspberries. This colourful, fruity plate is the perfect light treat in the hotter months. Check out more of our best raspberry recipes.
Make the most of the peach season with this decadent summertime dessert. Each poached peach is topped off with whipped cream, syrup and a scattering of pistachios.
Best peach salads and savouries
Try this brilliant salad of thinly sliced peaches accompanied by broad beans, fennel, fresh basil and courgette. It’s all dressed in a lemony red chilli dressing for extra zing.
Juicy peaches give a sweet contrast to creamy burrata and salty serrano ham in this showstopping summer salad.
The grilled peaches deliver a satisfying sweetness, balanced by the zing of lime-pickled shallots and the smoky nuttiness of toasted pecans in this vibrant vegan salad.
Pickling is an easy way to preserve fruit, like peaches. This simple idea served with Italian whipped cheese is quick and makes the best lunch or posh snack.
One for the griddle or BBQ. Peaches and halloumi are grilled then tossed with salad, nuts and green beans to make a fast, easy first course.
Like pizzas, these flatbreads can be cooked on the BBQ or griddle. Make the dough then bake and top with fresh peaches, Italian cheese and prosciutto before sharing with friends and family.
Tangy peach sauce makes a great, simple twist to classic crispy duck pancakes. It’s so much more satisfying than calling a takeaway.
Best peach cocktails
Nothing quite says summer like a frozen margarita – and we’ve given it a fruity twist with peaches. They’re easy to make and perfect for a boozy dessert.
A mint julep is the perfect thing to sip as summer starts to heat up. Make a batch of minted bourbon and keep in the fridge for instant cocktails, and remember to jazz this recipe up with fresh peach.
This refreshing summer cocktail recipe can be enjoyed as a non-alcoholic cooler or a boozy daytime drink with the option of adding peach schnapps. Make up a large batch for a BBQ, picnic or buffet-style dinner and enjoy as an alternative to Pimm’s.