12 Creative Peach Recipes
Party-ready peach recipes
It's prime time to enjoy peaches. This low-calorie stone fruit gives your diet a dose of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins A and C. Peaches are versatile enough to work well in everything from savory appetizers to fruity cocktails and desserts. Try one of these 11 recipes the next time you entertain—they'll give your shindig a bit of sweetened summer flavor.
White Peach Crostata
Because of the open-faced style of a crostata crust, this dough cuts down on calories and gives you more peaches in every bite. Plus, if you’re new to baking, it’s also easier to work with than your usual pie crusts.
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, salt, sugar, unsalted butter, water, sugar, cornstarch, peaches, lemon juice, vanilla extract, egg
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Poached Fruit Over Waffles
It takes only 5 minutes of prep work to create this fresh new take on waffles for your next brunch. For best results, make sure to buy fruit that’s “just ripe” so it’s the perfect consistency and texture for poaching.
Ingredients: Coriander seeds, agave nectar, lemon, tarragon, water, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines, pear, vanilla extract, whole-grain waffles
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Grilled Peaches with Honey
Grilled fruit is easy to make for an after-dinner sweet. Honey brings out the natural sweetness in the peach, while a bit of olive oil keeps it from being too sweet. At just 61 calories per serving, this is one dessert you can indulge in guilt-free. If you’re having lots of guests over, this is an easy way to make plenty of fresh dessert in a short amount of time.
Ingredients: Peaches, olive oil, honey
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Peaches with Berry Sauce
Want to cut calories from ice cream treats? Instead of topping with whipped cream or hot fudge, make this homemade berry sauce, which adds antioxidants and sweetness without all the extra fat. This dessert will be ready in 15 minutes flat, so you can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen.
Ingredients: Berries, honey, lemon juice, Grand Marnier, peaches, vanilla low-fat ice cream
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Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Get a healthy dose of calcium with this creamy ice cream. This recipe’s made with fat-free milk to keep fat in check, and chunks of fresh peaches give it added antioxidants. If you don’t have almond extract on hand, a half teaspoon of vanilla extract works just as well. A single half-cup serving boasts only 58 calories, making it a homemade treat you’ll want to make again and again.
Ingredients: Evaporated fat-free milk, fat-free milk, calorie-free sweetener, egg substitute, almond extract, peaches
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Honey-Roasted Peaches With Lavender
Peach-Raspberry Tequila Sunrise
We added peaches and raspberries for a fruity take on this classic tequila concoction. With only 147 calories per serving, this drink makes for a fat-free and low-calorie drink perfect for entertaining.
Ingredients: Raspberries, orange juice, water, sugar, lime juice, tquila, peaches, peach nectar, ice cubes
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Peach-Buttermilk Ice Pops
A cool dessert you can make ahead of time, these popsicles have only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to prep. These treats use vanilla and almond extracts and honey for natural sweetness, which pair perfectly with tangy peach and creamy buttermilk.
Ingredients: Buttermilk, vanilla extract, almond extract, honey, peaches
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Mini Peach Tarts
Buttery phyllo dough, crunchy pecans, and sweet peaches come together to make this fruity tart. If you're having guests over for a late brunch, this would be a great dessert that's not too heavy for a midafternoon treat.
Ingredients: Peaches, sugar, nutmeg, pecans, phyllo dough, unsalted butter
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Lavender-Scented Summer Fruit Salad
This fragrant fruit salad tastes as delicious as it smells. Mint helps enhance the flavors of the fruits, which offer 6 grams of fiber for a filling, healthy snack or appetizer.
Ingredients: Honey or agave nectar, dried lavender, black pepper, salt, lime juice, peach, nectarine, plum, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mint leaves
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Juicy fruit and vegetables pair with crunchy onion and mint for a summery take on traditional salsa. Serve it with tortilla or pita chips, or over grilled chicken or fish in your main course. Plus, with zero fat and only 14 calories per serving, it’s a healthier alternative to creamier sauces and dips.
Ingredients: Peach, yellow or orange tomato, mint leaves, cilantro, sweet onion, lime juice, jalapeño, kosher salt
Try this recipe: Peach-Tomato Salsa
Spiced Black Bean Hummus with Marinated Peaches
Pita chips are key for this hearty bean dip—they won't break or crumble like ordinary chips, and they're a healthier alternative to boot. Black beans provide 6 grams each of protein and fiber to keep you feeling fuller longer, plus marinated peaches and avocado provide an unexpected sweet and tangy topping.
Ingredients: Black and beans, garlic clove, tahini, olive oil, Sriracha chili sauce, lemon, sea salt, avocado, sea salt, lemon juice, parsley, peach, pita chips
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