It’s national peach month. Taking advantage of seasonal vegetables is a huge money saver. Use these great recipes for some peach desserts.
Perfect Peach Desserts
By Ann Matrin
Can you smell those delicious ripe peaches? Just passing them by at your local farmer’s market, makes you want to stop and smell those delectable peaches! Peaches are in season right now and there are so many yummy reasons why to pick up a few pounds today. But one of the best ways to enjoy peaches is to create your own peach dessert! There are so many ways to enjoy peaches for dessert, but here a few popular and most delicious peach dessert recipes that you simply must try.
Peach Cobbler is the epitome of summer! The scrumptious recipe comes straight from Paula Dean herself, and you will surely not be disappointed when you give this recipe a try. You may even have a few people hunting you down for this top-rated recipe.
- 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
- 2 cups sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- Ground cinnamon, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
- Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
- To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Peach Crème Brulee
This peach crème brulee recipe would be the ideal dessert to any summer meal! Perfect for a fancy dinner party or even for a simple gathering, this recipe will be sure to impress your guests.
- 3 fresh peaches, or 6 canned peach halves, drained
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, if desired
- If using fresh peaches, peel, cut in half, and remove pie. Place drained peach halves in a shallow glass baking dish, cut side down. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Broil 4-6″ from heat until fruit begins to brown in spots.
- In small bowl, combine sour cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla and mix well. Turn peaches over and spoon sour cream mixture over the fruit; sprinkle evenly with brown sugar. Broil 4-6″ from the heat until sugar melts and caramelizes. Sprinkle with pecans, if desired, and serve.
- To cook on the grill, grill peaches, cut side down, for 2-3 minutes. Turn peaches, top with sour cream and brown sugar, and grill for 2-3 minutes until peaches are hot. Serves 6.
Peach Sour Cream Pie
If cobbler is not your type of dessert, this peach sour cream pie sure will be! The creaminess of the whip and sour cream together with those ripe peaches makes for a wonderful dessert!
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 recipe Hot Water Pastry, baked and cooled
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups peeled, sliced fresh peaches
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In food processor or blender, grind almonds until fine. Combine with coconut, sugar, flour, and butter in small bowl until crumbly. Place on pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees F for 5-7 minutes until mixture begins to brown; watch carefully! Remove from pan and cool on waxed paper.
- Prepare, bake, and cool pie shell.
- In medium bowl beat sour cream with 1/3 cup powdered sugar, orange juice, and vanilla. Spread on bottom and sides of cooled pie shell. Top with peaches. In small bowl beat whipping cream with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar until stiff. Cover peaches with whipped cream and sprinkle with cooled toasted almond mixture. Chill for 2-3 hours before serving. Serves 6.
Peach Crisp Dessert
Another great peach dessert that simply should made for the next summer barbeque!
- 4 peaches (sliced or chopped)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of butter
- Spray a rectangular or square baking dish with PAM cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the sliced peaches in the bottom of the baking dish and add the water. Sprinkle the salt, vanilla extract and cinnamon evenly over the peaches.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour and sugar. Add the butter to the bowl. Use your hands (in a squeezing motion) bunch the flour and sugar mixture together with the butter so that it creates clumps. Do this for about 30 seconds, but, don’t over squeeze.
Bake for 30 minutes and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Ann Martin is the contributing writer for Dinnerware Center, which carries an extensive line of dinnerware and tableware sets, such as the stylish Noritake colorwave and Noritake china. Ann is a freelance writer for other cooking and home -related websites. When Ann is not writing, she enjoys spending her time reading.
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