Peach recipes: Great things to make from fresh peaches
Peach and Nectarine Dessert Recipes
Peaches are not only great fresh; they are also fantastic in
cooking and desserts, too! This page has recipes for peach crisp, cobbler,
ice cream, parfaits*, and cake!
(* and you know how "Donkey" from "Shrek" says everyone likes
Peach Cobblers and Crisps
Peach cobblers and crisps are a couple of my favorite summer
desserts! They are similar; both are shallow pans of fruit and some flour or
grain thickener, with a sweetener. Some cobblers are made with the flour on top
of the raw seasoned fruit and baked; while others mix the thickener and the
sweetener with the fruit and heating it and then put the flour topping on last.
Crisp are usually uniform mixes of fruit and grains, like oats.
6-8 peaches, peeled and sliced
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2cup sifted all-purpose whole wheat or regular flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2cup brown sugar, packed or 1/2 cup Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer,
1/3 cup margarine or butter
Put peaches in a shallow 2-quart baking dish
Sprinkle with the lemon juice.
Mix flour, oats and brown sugar.
Cut in margarine with pastry blender.
Spread over the peaches and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until
peaches are tender (check with a butter knife).
Serve warm with ice cream, nonfat topping, whipped cream or plain!
Texas Peach Cobbler
This one is fast, easy, and great tasting!
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk (low-fat or non-fat are fine)
3 cups sliced fresh peaches, skins left on
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Melt the butter in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat until it
bubbles and turns golden-brown.
Pour the butter into an 8-inch square baking dish.
In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder,
cinnamon and milk.
Pour the batter on top of the melted butter. Do not stir.
Without mixing, arrange the peaches evenly on top of the batter.
Evenly sprinkle the brown sugar over the cobbler.
Bake the cobbler for 40 to 45 minutes, until the top turns golden brown.
The batter will migrate from the bottom of the pan to cover the peach slices
Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield 6 to 8 servings.
Peach Cobbler - Variation
6 medium peaches, peeled, sliced and mixed with Fruit Fresh
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar AND / OR Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer,
Mix the cornstarch, sugar and cinnamon together in a saucepan
Add the peaches and lemon juice, stir
Cook and stir until the mixture thickens and starts to boil
Boil one minute
Pour into a 2 quart casserole while you make the topping.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 cup milk (whole, nonfat, low fat)
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
3 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
In a separate bowl, cut the shortening into the flour, 1 T sugar and the
baking powder and salt.
Stir in the milk and mix
Drop by spoonfuls into the peach mixture
Bake at 400 F for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown!
Serve warm! (best with low fat vanilla ice cream!)
Homemade Peach Ice Cream
1 to 2 quarts sliced peaches
1 quart sugar
1 quart cream*
1 lemon, squeezed
Puree the peaches in a blender. You will need at least one quart or
Stir in sugar.
Add lemon juice.
Stir in cream. The cream can be all heavy whipping cream (for the
richest of ice creams), or any combination of cream and milk that you wish
(the more milk, the less rich the finished product, and the less fat and
Put peach mixture in the ice cream maker container.
Add milk to filling, if necessary.
Freeze according to manufacturers' directions.
Store in freezer several hours to mellow.
Deep Dish Peach Pie
3 lbs. peaches
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar and/or Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer,
8 T flour (you may substitute 2 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca, if
Combine sugar, spices and flour (or starch or tapioca)
Combine peaches and half of the sugar mixture.
Pour into pastry shell.
Sprinkle with spices and dot with butter.
Sprinkle the rest of the sugar/flour mixture on top
Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees F or until golden brown.
7 or 8 peaches, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar or Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer,
1 t Cinnamon
1 pint fat free, low fat or regular sour cream
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 stick butter or margarine
Combine cake mix and butter with pastry blender.
Press into 9" x 13" greased cake pan.
Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Spread peaches over baked crust.
Sprinkle with combined sugar and spice.
Combine sour cream and egg.
Drizzle over peaches (it will not cover them completetely).
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Refrigerate any leftovers
One 3 ounce package cream cheese
1-cup plain yogurt (non fat is healthiest!)
1/4 cup sugar or Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer, (a 50:50 mix of
sugar and Stevia (in a prepared form like Truvia, it measures same as sugar; if you use another form, you will need do your own conversion) - or Splenda, if you prefer, works well)
6-8 medium peaches
2 Tbsp. chopped almonds
Pit and slice peaches.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and refrigerate for at least an hour.
In a small mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, yogurt and the 1/4 cup
sugar until smooth.
Spoon alternate layers of yogurt mixture and peaches into 6 parfait
Top with almonds.
Serve with ladyfingers (if desired).
Serve 6 . (or 2 fat people...)
1. About 2 medium to large peaches = 1 cup sliced peaches.
2. About 4 medium peaches = 1 cup pureed peach.
In most recipes, frozen or canned peaches can be substituted for fresh
peaches. The frozen and canned peaches have already been sweetened; therefore,
the amount of sugar called for in a recipe will have to be adjusted. Also, the
peaches should usually be drained before using.