8 Peach Perfect Recipes for Summer

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Looking for new ways to savor this sunny, fuzzy summer stone fruit? From ice cream sandwiches to peach preserves, here are eight scrumptious ways to enjoy this succulent seasonal fruit before they're all gone.

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Looking for new ways to savor this sunny, fuzzy summer stone fruit? From ice cream sandwiches to peach preserves, here are eight scrumptious ways to enjoy this succulent seasonal fruit before they're all gone.

Sugar-Free Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Overhead shot of sugar-free peaches and cream smoothie.

This sugar-free peaches and cream smoothie is a bright way to start off your busy mornings, or try it as a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon. The delicate sweetness of this smoothie is derived entirely from one beautifully juicy and ripe peach.

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This sugar-free peaches and cream smoothie is a bright way to start off your busy mornings, or try it as a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon. The delicate sweetness of this smoothie is derived entirely from one beautifully juicy and ripe peach.

Peaches and Pecan Bourbon Ice Cream Sandwiches

Stack of peaches and pecan bourbon ice cream sandwiches.

Satisfy your sweet tooth by biting into one of these incredibly rich and toothsome peaches and pecan bourbon ice cream sandwiches. Homemade no-churn salted-pecan bourbon ice cream and succulent peach slices are deliciously sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies.

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Satisfy your sweet tooth by biting into one of these incredibly rich and toothsome peaches and pecan bourbon ice cream sandwiches. Homemade no-churn salted-pecan bourbon ice cream and succulent peach slices are deliciously sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies.

English Peach and Ginger Chutney

Jars of English peach and ginger chutney on wooden board with Parmesan and chips.

Brighten up tired old appetizers and dishes with a spread of this amazing English peach and ginger chutney. This mildly sweet and tangy chutney pairs wonderfully with pork chops, lamb or chicken, or you can spread it on crostinis and sandwiches. With such a wide array of possibilities, your taste buds won't get tired.

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Brighten up tired old appetizers and dishes with a spread of this amazing English peach and ginger chutney. This mildly sweet and tangy chutney pairs wonderfully with pork chops, lamb or chicken, or you can spread it on crostinis and sandwiches. With such a wide array of possibilities, your taste buds won't get tired.

Mini-Tortillas With Ricotta Cheese and Grilled Peaches

Mini-tortillas with ricotta cheese and grilled peaches atop wood cutting board.

These mini tortillas with ricotta cheese and grilled peaches may be just the easy snack or dessert option you're looking for. Velvety, light ricotta or requesón -- a Portuguese and Brazilian cheese -- is spread on a flour tortilla and drizzled with dark corn syrup, then finished with a juicy grilled peach.

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These mini tortillas with ricotta cheese and grilled peaches may be just the easy snack or dessert option you're looking for. Velvety, light ricotta or requesón -- a Portuguese and Brazilian cheese -- is spread on a flour tortilla and drizzled with dark corn syrup, then finished with a juicy grilled peach.

Peach Tea

Glass and pitcher of peach tea.

Freshly brewed homemade peach tea is a naturally sweet beverage option for your next summer brunch of barbecue. While this tea is already delicious on its own, those who prefer additional sweetness can try honey, stevia or coconut sugar for a healthier alternative to regular sugar.

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Freshly brewed homemade peach tea is a naturally sweet beverage option for your next summer brunch of barbecue. While this tea is already delicious on its own, those who prefer additional sweetness can try honey, stevia or coconut sugar for a healthier alternative to regular sugar.

Peach Bellini

Peach bellini in a stemless champagne glass.

Ahh, the peach bellini -- a classic cocktail invented in the 1930s or '40s by Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. Transport yourself to another time and place and discover this beautiful cocktail's timelessness by recreating it at home. With just four ingredients and a food processor, you'll soon delight in the charms of this light and sweet, bubbly cocktail.

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Ahh, the peach bellini -- a classic cocktail invented in the 1930s or '40s by Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. Transport yourself to another time and place and discover this beautiful cocktail's timelessness by recreating it at home. With just four ingredients and a food processor, you'll soon delight in the charms of this light and sweet, bubbly cocktail.

Peach Preserves

Peach preserves in a jar.

Revel in the flavors of summer, even during the deepest winter, by preparing some peach preserves before the season ends. Peach preserves are deceptively simple to make and can for long-term storage. Make several batches now to give away as Christmas presents for a truly special gesture your loved ones will appreciate.

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Revel in the flavors of summer, even during the deepest winter, by preparing some peach preserves before the season ends. Peach preserves are deceptively simple to make and can for long-term storage. Make several batches now to give away as Christmas presents for a truly special gesture your loved ones will appreciate.

Peach Crisp

Two peach crisps in white ramekins.

Just like bananas, overripe peaches are excellent to bake with. Instead of tossing that mushy, overripe peach in the trash, make a mouthwatering peach crisp. The peach filling slightly caramelizes as it bakes underneath a crunchy oat-and-brown sugar streusel. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream, and you've got yourself a lovely simple dessert.

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Just like bananas, overripe peaches are excellent to bake with. Instead of tossing that mushy, overripe peach in the trash, make a mouthwatering peach crisp. The peach filling slightly caramelizes as it bakes underneath a crunchy oat-and-brown sugar streusel. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream, and you've got yourself a lovely simple dessert.

How to Make a Peach Bellini

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