12 Peach Recipes Ripe for Summer

While summer in Texas does give us some serious heat, it also offers great seasonal fruit. Peaches top our list of ingredients this summer, for dishes sweet, savory or a mix of the two. Try some of these recipes for yourself and we bet you'll feel just peachy!

 

1. Quick Peach Pickles

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For a fresh twist on the classic summertime fruit, opt to pickle your peaches. This recipe uses traditional pickling spices and makes enough peaches for a tasty ice cream topping, or for a great pairing with geese or pork tenderloin.

 

2. Grilled Thyme-Scented Quail with Balsamic Peaches

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Photography by Jody Horton

Next time you fire up the grill, consider cooking up some quail alongside grilled peaches. The addition of thyme, garlic and ground pepper creates a dinner dish sizzling with summertime flavors.

 

3. The Kentucky Peach

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Happy hour has never been so sweet. This handmade peach syrup recipe blends with Maker's Mark for a result you'll be sipping on all summer.

  

4. Matthew Buchanan's Peach and Arugula Herb Salad

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Chef and owner of The Leaning Pear Café Matthew Buchanan created this simple salad recipe to showcase the taste of ripe peaches. This no-frills salad with an arugula base is perfect to pack for a poolside snack, or for lunch at a summer job. 

 

5. Peach Shortcake with Lavender Whipped Cream

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Photography by Jody Horton

Watch out strawberry shortcake—this peachy dessert whipped up by chef Louisa Shafia just might dethrone you as the new go-to summer treat. The addition of peaches, lavender and lemon juice make for a a new twist on the classic dessert.

 

6. Grilled Peaches with Basil, Burrata and Prosciutto

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Photography by Michelle Min

For a simple-but-sweet salad, combine grilled peaches with burrata cheese and prosciutto. A few minutes on the grill is enough to concentrate a peach's natural sugars, and bring out their flavor in your summertime salad.

 

7. Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Barbecue Sauce

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Photography by Angie Mosier

This tangy peach barbeque recipe brings a new sweetness to grilled pork chops. Flavor additions such as ginger, vinegar and natural honey make this dish stand out among summertime recipes.

 

8. Peach-Crisp Pie

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Locally-based Barton Springs Mill has developed a multi-duty, all-purpose flour that mixes smoothly into any classic dessert recipe. This pie calls for the mill's hard-red wheat flour and wheat flour, and the result is baked peach perfection.

 

9. Peach Tea Rumble

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Photography by Whitney Arostegui

This recipe calls for Zhi Tea's Fredericksburg Peach Iced Tea, and we are all about a locally-sourced beverage. Combine it with bourbon or Balcones Distilling's Rumble spirit, and serve it chilled at your next poolside get together.

 

10. Peach Raspberry Parfait

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Photography by Fischer & Wieser

Fischer & Wieser, a specialty foods brand based locally in Frederickburg, Texas, whipped up this peach raspberry parfait. The recipe calls for a jar of their Old Fashioned Peach Preserves, and is filled with crushed-up raspberry shortbread cookies.

 

11. Pickled Peach and Habanero Relish

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Photography by Jody Horton

For fans off all things spicy, this recipe from chef Louisa Shafia will hit the spot. Hot habanero peppers compliment sweet peaches in this unique relish topping.

 

12. Jam Sanitchat's Minty Peach Ice Cream

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Photography by Jody Horton

Jam Sanitchat, the owner of longtime Austin restaurant Thai Fresh and soon-to-open local ice cream shop Gati, created this peachy recipe. The ice cream incudes a combination of peaches, sugar and cream that is sure to satisfy your summer sweet tooth.

 
Compiled by Meara Isenberg