Our Best Peach Recipes for All That Peak-Season Stone Fruit

Let the stone fruit shine in pies, cobblers, salads, cocktails, and more

One of the best parts about summer is the abundance of perfectly sweet peaches, which are nearly impossible to find the rest of the year—and all the classic summery dishes you can make with them. The moment we see the stone fruit appear at the farmers' market, we're startled into action and compelled to cook and eat it in as many ways as possible. We love both the yellow and white-fleshed varieties, plus the super-sweet and slightly flattened Saturns, more commonly known as doughnut peaches. From peach pies and cobblers to savory peach salads and even grilled-peach pizzas, the stone fruit is a luscious addition to all kinds of summer recipes. Don't let summer fade away without getting your peach fix (once autumn arrives, be sure to check out our favorite ways to enjoy peaches out of season).

Summer Peach Pie
Peach Pie
Bourbon, cinnamon, and nutmeg add warmth to this bright summer peach pie from SAVEUR Food Editor Ben Mims. Get the recipe for Summer Peach Pie »Farideh Sadeghin
Grilled Pizza with Peaches, Prosciutto, and Arugula
Grilled Pizza with Peaches, Prosciutto, and Arugula
Tree-ripe stone fruit shines when paired with rich prosciutto, salty young pecorino, and peppery fresh arugula atop a well-charred crust. Get the recipe for Grilled Pizza with Peaches, Prosciutto, and Arugula »Jenny Huang
Peach Sorbet
Verbena-Peach Sorbet
Go for the gold with ripe yellow peaches and aromatic lemon verbena in this superlative seasonal sorbet. Get the recipe for Peach Sorbet »Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh
Green Beans with Peaches and Bacon »
Green Beans with Peaches and Bacon
Peak season peaches and smokey bacon give string beans an automatic summer upgrade. Get the recipe for Green Beans with Peaches and Bacon »Kyle Johnson
Peach Cobbler »
Peach Cobbler
Barry Sorkin from Smoque has a bold claim about their peach cobbler. "It's kind of like a fruit cup. You could almost argue it's breakfast food if you want." A roasted almond streusel on top adds a complex nutty complement, and hey, you might as well eat it for breakfast. Get the recipe for Peach Cobbler »Matt Taylor-Gross
Canned Peaches
Canned Peaches
In this recipe, ripe peaches are mixed with sugar syrup and cinnamon sticks, which imbue the fruit with sweet, spicy flavor. Get the recipe for Canned Peaches »James Roper
Roasted Peaches in Bourbon Syrup with Smoked Salt
Roasted Peaches in Bourbon Syrup with Smoked Salt
A handful of pantry ingredients—brown sugar, smoked salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and bourbon—transforms simple roasted peaches into a sublime summer dessert. Get the recipe for Roasted Peaches in Bourbon Syrup with Smoked Salt »Jessie YuChen
Peach and Plum Salad
Peach and Plum Salad
In this salad red wine vinegar balances the sweetness of ripe fruit, while cilantro and basil add a floral note. Get the recipe for Peach and Plum Salad »Marcus Nilsson
Coconut Pistachio Semifreddo
Coconut Pistachio Semifreddo
Anna Watson Carl relies on sweetened condensed milk to add richness to this frozen dessert flavored with coconut milk, lime zest, and toasty pistachios. Simply macerated peaches provide a fresh, fruity counterpart. Get the recipe for Coconut Pistachio Semifreddo »Matt Taylor-Gross
308 Peaches
Peaches 308 Cocktail
A teaspoon of yogurt adds a subtle tang to this summery peach drink from Alexis Soler and Ben Clemons of Bar 308 in Nashville, Tennessee. Get the recipe for 308 Peaches »Matt Taylor-Gross
Burnt Peaches and Plums with Mascarpone and Hazelnuts
Peaches and Strawberries Mascarpone
At once rustic and refined, this technique amplifies the inherent sweetness of the fruit. The mascarpone-mint leaf combo brings a rich yet uplifting twist. The more ripe your fruit, the better it will caramelize. Look for freestone peaches that will let you remove the pits easily. Mallmann says: "Let them burn a bit without touching them. Don't flip and flop." Get the recipe for Burnt Peaches and Plums with Mascarpone and Hazelnuts »Matt Taylor-Gross
Pickled Stone Fruit and Burrata Flatbread
Pickled Stone Fruit and Burrata Flatbread
A light vegetarian lunch, or even savory summer dessert, the sugary pickling brine in this recipe helps the peaches and plums caramelize on the grill. Get the recipe for Pickled Stone Fruit and Burrata Flatbread »Michael Turek
Crazy Day Crêpes
Crêpes stuffed with cheese and topped with stewed blueberries, strawberries, and peaches
These crêpes stuffed with fromage blanc and maple syrup and are topped with stewed blueberries, strawberries, and peaches. Get the recipe for Crazy Day Crêpes »Corey Hendrickson
Grilled Cantaloupe with Peach Agrodolce
Houston, Chris Shepherd, Grilling, Cantaloupe
In this elegant dessert, cantaloupe is grilled until it caramelizes and is then dressed with agrodolce, a sour-sweet Italian sauce made by reducing vinegar and sugar. Get the recipe for Grilled Cantaloupe with Peach Agrodolce »Drew Anthony Smith
Evening Shade
Evening Shade
Heaven Hill Distillery's brand abassador, Lynn House, enjoyed nothing more as a child than picking peaches and other fresh produce on her grandparents' farm in Tennessee. She continues the tradition as an adult, incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into her cocktails whenever she can—hence her nickname, "The Garden Girl." This summery drink combines peach purée, cucumber, and whiskey. Get the recipe for Evening Shade »Matt Taylor-Gross
Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted Pistachios
Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted Pistachios
Inspired by the classic combination of prosciutto and melon, chef John Karangis of Union Square Events created this elegant summer appetizer that marries the sweetness of smoky grilled peaches with salt-cured Italian ham. When choosing peaches for grilling, be sure to pick fruit that's slightly firmer. If they are labeled "freestone," all the better—the pit will pop out without much struggle. Get the recipe for Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted Pistachios »Matt Taylor-Gross
Rock 'N' Rye Peach Jam
Rock 'N' Rye Peach Jam
Cookbook author Cathy Barrow adds rye whiskey and cardamom to this peach jam, giving it a slightly spicy, complex depth. Get the recipe for Rock 'N' Rye Peach Jam »Matt Taylor-Gross
Phillippine Fruit Salad
Phillippine Fruit Salad
"When I introduce this dish to my friends for the first time, they are confused and a little hesitant to eat it. Once they try it, though, they fall in love." – Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao Get the recipe for Phillippine Fruit Salad »Matt Taylor-Gross
Fresh Peach Ice Cream
Fresh Peach Ice Cream
Sweet, pale orange ice cream flavored with ripe, juicy peaches simply screams summer. Get the recipe for Peach Ice Cream »Laura Sant
Green Bean and Peach Salad
Green Bean and Peach Salad
Summer peaches pair remarkably well with sweet caramelized onions and crisp green beans in this colorful salad. Get the recipe for Green Bean and Peach Salad »James Oseland
Peach–Lemon Verbena Syrup
Peach Lemon Verbena Syrup
Sweet peaches and aromatic lemon verbena marry in this syrup, perfect for mixing into cocktails such as an old-fashioned or French 75. Get the recipe for Peach–Lemon Verbena SyrupMatt Taylor-Gross
Bellini
Bellini
The traditional Bellini is made with white peach purée and sparkling wine, but the addition of peach brandy intensifies and sweetens the cocktail. Get the recipe for Bellini »Nicole Franzen
Pickled Peaches
Pickled Peaches
These peaches are a pleasure to eat in autumn—but make them only in summer peach season, with fruit that's fully ripe but not too soft. Get the recipe for Pickled Peaches »Helen Rosner
Peach Scones
Peach scones
Dried peaches add concentrated fruit flavor—and a pleasant chew—to these sweet, summery scones. Get the recipe for Peach Scones »James Roper
Scandinavian Bellini
Scandinavian Bellini
Aquavit infused with peaches and anise pairs wonderfully with peach purée for a Swedish twist on a bellini from Manhattan's Restaurant Aquavit. Get the recipe for Scandinavian Bellini »Helen Rosner
Peach Melba Pie
Peach Melba Pie
Peach and raspberry is a classic combination for pie filling—this particular recipe is a blue ribbon winner from Minnesotan Jean Peno. Get the recipe for Peach Melba Pie »Penny De Los Santos
Baked Peaches with Crushed Amaretti Cookies (Pesche Ripiene al Forno)
Baked Peaches with Crushed Amaretti Cookies (Pesche Ripiene al Forno)
Crushed amaretti cookies lend nutty depth to sweet mashed peaches in this simple dessert. Get the recipe for Baked Peaches with Crushed Amaretti Cookies (Pesche Ripiene al Forno) »Ingalls Photography
Rosemary-Peach Bellinis »
Rosemary Peach Bellini
Rosemary-infused simple syrup adds a refreshing herbal flavor to this classic brunch cocktail. Get the recipe for Rosemary-Peach Bellinis »James Roper