Our quest for Bama’s Best Peach Cobbler might be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with peaches. Not at all! It was so fun to see different takes on the Southern classic, and all that cobbler tasting has me craving more.
Unlike some other fruits, there just aren’t great substitutes when fresh peaches are out of season, so I make every effort to get in as many recipes as possible. To help you do the same, I’m sharing some of my most favorite peach recipes this month.
Since we’re already talking about peach cobbler, I had to include the family recipe for what is probably my favorite peach dessert. My mom has been making peach cobbler this way for as long as I can remember. There’s something so delicious about the simplicity of this nostalgic recipe. I love it served warm with a big ol’ scoop of vanilla ice cream. When peach season rolls around every year, I always ask her to make this for me. Despite the fact I have her exact recipe and have seen her make it a thousand times, it never tastes like hers when I make it.
Peach Dumplings are another favorite when peaches come into season. I took the classic crescent roll apple dumpling recipe and swapped out the apples for juicy peaches. This recipe brings a traditionally cool weather dish right into summer. And like peach cobbler, this dessert is great served alongside vanilla ice cream.
When it comes to pie, classic chess pie is one of my favorites. There’s no reason not to give it a peach makeover, so I created this Peach Chess Pie. It has all the creamy flavor of chess pie, but with the addition of peaches, it tastes like a delicious peach cobbler in pie form. Who can say no to that? It’s even great with a handful of fresh blueberries thrown in, too!
I’ll admit my love for all things peach might be slightly overshadowed by my love for things in the “upside-down” category. On SouthernBite.com, you’ll find recipes for everything from classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake to Strawberry Upside-Down Cake to Caramel Pecan Upside-Down Cake to things a little more unusual, like Bacon Upside-Down Cornbread and Upside-Down Pizza Casserole. So it was natural to add a peach version to the collection. This upside-down cake might start with a boxed cake mix, but after one bite, no one will know. It’s super easy but tastes like it took all day.
Regardless of how you eat them — baked in pies and cakes, spun into ice cream or straight off the tree — I hope this month has you all enjoying the sweet harvest that is the juicy Alabama peach.