Looking for what to do with peaches? Use them when they are at their best in fruity bakes, sweet cocktails and fresh salads. The sweetness of peaches works wonderfully with halloumi, pistachios, lime, sour cream and basil.


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.

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When are peaches in season?

Peaches are in season from June to October and are at their best between July and September.

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Why we love peaches

Peaches are juicy stone fruits with soft, fuzzy skins, they have a deeply sweet flavour which intensifies as they ripen. They work wonderfully in cobblers, pies, crumbles, tarts and topped with ice cream, but they also lend a delicious contrast to salty cheeses, like halloumi and feta.

Health benefits of peaches

Peaches are packed with protective antioxidants, which the body uses to protect against inflammation and disease. They're also high in fibre so may support the gut and ease digestive issues. What's more, they contribute to a healthy heart and skin. Interestingly, the amount of vitamins and minerals in canned peaches is only very slightly less than fresh – making them a good option when peaches aren't in season.

Peach dessert recipes

Peach melba

This classic French dessert can be prepped ahead of time, so it's perfect for entertaining. You can also top with crushed meringue and whipped cream for an easy eton mess-style pudding.

Try our peach melba, then check out our peach melba ice cream, peach melba smashed pavlova and peach melba tart.

A plate of peach melba on a table set with a white tablecloth

Peaches and clotted cream cake

The classic combo of peaches and cream makes for an easy and delicious upside-down cake. Adding clotted cream to the batter gives the sponge a fluffy texture and rich flavour.

Enjoy our indulgent apple pie with clotted cream.

an upside-down peach cake topped with a scoop of clotted cream on a pink surface

Peach cobbler

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.

We think you'll love our rhubarb cobbler with a brown sugar crust.

peach and vanilla cobbler

Peach melba smashed pavlova

Ready-made custard and meringue nests make this an effortless dessert that's great for entertaining. You can swap in good-quality peaches in syrup if you fancy, but fresh, velvety soft peaches are hard to beat.

For more fruity recipes, try our raspberry roulade, lemon trifle and summer pudding.

A back plate of meringue chunks, peaches, cream and raspberries on a purple background

Peach and soured cream cake

The perfect storecupboard bake. Use up that tin of peaches with this light and fluffy sponge cake, topped with a soured cream frosting.

For another delightful bake, try our Victoria sponge cake, lemon drizzle cake and more easy cake recipes.

A sheet cake with tinned peaches on top

Peach cake with lemon and thyme

Peaches retain their floral aroma in this summery sponge, balanced by soft, fragrant thyme and zingy lemon.

For a savoury way with thyme, try our beetroot, feta and thyme tart.

a cake covered in slices of peach on a large white plate, set on a linen-clothed table and dappled in sunlight

Peach melba crumble

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.

Peach Melba Crumble

Griddled peach pavlova with mascarpone cream

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 showstopping dessert at your next summer dinner party.

If you like this, you'll love our beautiful blueberry and mascarpone tart.

Peach Pavlova Recipe with Mascarpone Cream

Peach tart with almond and mascarpone

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.

Next on the menu: plum and pistachio frangipane tart.

Peach Tart Recipe with Almond and Mascarpone

Roasted peaches in bourbon and butter

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.

We've got lots of warm fruity pudding recipes to make all year round.

Roasted Peaches Recipe with Bourbon Sauce

Peach and almond tart

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.

We've got all the sweet tart recipes you could ever need.

Almond Tart Recipe with Peaches

Peach melba ice cream

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.

Master the art of homemade ice cream with our sweet, creamy recipes.

Peach Melba Ice Cream Recipe

Roast peaches

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.

Explore our effortless entertaining recipes next time you're feeding a crowd.

Roasted Peaches Recipe

Peach, pistachio and ricotta friands

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.

Try these peach, pistachio and ricotta friands, then check out our cherry clafoutis, tarte tatin and more French desserts.

Peach Friands Recipe with Pistachio

Peach, sesame and yogurt semifreddo

The best semifreddo recipe, made with Greek yogurt and peaches. Crushed sesame snaps add a clever twist. Serve it as a lighter pudding for friends and family, ideal for a weekend meal.

Check out all our sweet and savoury recipes using a humble pot of Greek yogurt.

Semi-Freddo Recipe with Peaches

Peach trifle with raspberries

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 where this came from.

Peach and raspberry trifle in individual pots

Grilled peaches, pancakes and ricotta

This utterly effortless dessert is the ideal way to end a summer BBQ. Ready in just 15 minutes, it's sweet and fruity and makes the most of those still-hot BBQ coals.

Looking for more pancake ideas? Try our classic American pancakes, fluffy ricotta pancakes, Biscoff pancakes and plenty more.

a white plate on a tone surface filled with folded crepes, grilled chunks of peach and thick cream, with a silver fork and green napkin

Griddled peaches with amaretto cream

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.

Try roasting figs with amaretto and sugar until jammy then serve with Greek yogurt for another easy, indulgent pud.

Grilled Peaches Recipe with Amaretto Cream

Lemon and poppy seed shortcakes with peaches

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.

You can also try our delightfully summery strawberry shortcakes.

Lemon Shortcakes Recipe with Peaches

Persian peach mess with brown sugar almonds

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.

Give our plum and almond crumbles a go.

Persian peach mess with brown sugar almonds

Peach melba tart

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.

Skip the fruit and bake a classic custard tart instead.

Peach Melba Tart Recipe

Coconut, cayenne and peach ice lollies

Add a little twist to your usual lollipops with this recipe for coconut, cayenne and peach pops. As well as being delicious, they're under 100 calories each.

Make this coconut, cayenne and peach lollipops, then check out more ice lolly recipes, such as our strawberry ice lollies.

Coconut, cayenne and peach ice lollies

Peach cremolata

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.

Cool off after dinner with our satisfying frozen desserts.

Cremolata Recipe with Peaches

Prosecco-poached peaches and raspberries

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.

Prosecco poached peaches and raspberries dessert

Wine-poached peaches

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.

We love the colour and flavour of pistachios, add them to our pistachio and lime loaf cake.

Poached Peaches Recipe in Wine

Panna cotta with peaches

Serve fresh peaches with panna cotta for an elegant but deceptively easy dinner party dessert. White peaches are considered the posh side of the family but yellow ones work equally well in this recipe.

Make this then check out our vanilla panna cotta, passion fruit panna cotta and white chocolate panna cotta.

Panna Cotta with Peaches Recipe

Peach salads and savoury recipes

Peach, broad bean and fennel salad

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.

We love fennel in all kinds of recipes, including creamy bakes and summery pasta.

Broad bean, peach and fennel salad

Grilled peaches with burrata

Juicy peaches give a sweet contrast to creamy burrata and salty serrano ham in this showstopping summer salad.

See all our summer salad recipes – best eaten in the sunshine.

A grey plate topped with green leaves, orange peaches and a ball of white cheese

Farro, grilled peach and pecan 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.

Nutty farro also makes a flavoursome risotto.

Grilled Peach Salad With Pecans and Farro

Pickled peaches with whipped cheese

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.

Read our guide on how to pickle and preserve.

Pickled Peaches Recipe with Whipped Cheese

Peach salad with halloumi and green beans

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.

For something more hearty, add green beans to curry.

Peach Salad Recipe with Halloumi and Green Beans

Italian flatbreads with peach, prosciutto and mozzarella

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.

Serve up an feast with our bellissimo Italian recipes.

Italian Flatbreads Recipe with Peaches

Crispy duck and peach pancakes

Tangy peach sauce makes a great, simple twist to classic crispy duck pancakes. It's so much more satisfying than calling a takeaway.

From kebabs to burgers, these are our best fakeaway recipes to make at home.

Crispy Duck Pancakes Recipe with Peach

BBQ pork with almond purée and pickled peaches

This recipe for BBQ pork with almond purée and pickled peaches comes from Bulrush, Bristol. The dish was inspired by an Ancient Roman cookery book but is great as a summer BBQ dish.

Cook up a storm this summer with all our fantastic barbecue dishes.

BBQ pork with almond purée and pickled peaches

Halloumi kebabs

These grilled halloumi kebabs are made pretty special by the contrast of salty cheese, sweet-sour pickled peaches and spicy chipotle-thyme yogurt.

If you love this squeaky cheese much as we do, then check out our air-fryer halloumi fries, halloumi souvlaki, halloumi shawarma and more halloumi recipes.

Grilled halloumi, pickled peach and chipotle-thyme yogurt kebabs

Peach cocktails and drinks

Frozen peach margaritas

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.

Frozen Margarita Recipe with Peaches

Peach and mint julep

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.

Peach Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Citrus peach cooler

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.

For another refreshing drink, try our watermelon cooler.

Peach Cocktail Recipe

Peach iced tea

Nothing says summer sipping like a cold glass of homemade iced tea, finished with real peach slices and fresh mint.

Check out our iced tea cocktail and more jug cocktail ideas.

Jug of peach iced tea next to two glasses filled with liquid, peaches and mint

Peach and basil cordial

Make your own refreshing cordial with simple ingredients: peaches, basil, sugar and lemon juice. This cooling fruit tipple is perfect for summer sipping.


Or try our cucumber and lime cordial, strawberry cordial, rhubarb cordial and more cordial recipes.

Lime Juice Cordial Recipe with Cucumber

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