August is National Peach Month for good reason – peaches are at their peak of freshness, meaning they’re especially juicy and flavorful this time of year. You can find peaches at the grocers, farmers’ markets or the occasional roadside stand. Get a box! Then, you can make a different peach dessert every night with these recipes. Dice up peaches to mix into batter for fresh-peach drop cookies. Slice them thin to pair with peach shortcake or peach and pecan oat crumble bars. For something classic, make up a big batch of fresh peach crisp or easy peach cobbler.
Fresh-Peach Drop Cookies
These fluffy fresh-peach drop cookies from Martha Stewart include a double dose of fruit. Add both peach jam and diced peaches to the batter. Drop big scoops onto a cookie sheet and bake until just golden. These cookies are best eaten the day you make ’em.
Forget the strawberries! Use tangy peach slices and plenty of whipped cream to place inside this peach shortcake recipe from Well Plated. To make, cut cold butter into a simple mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir in egg and cold milk. Press the batter into a pan and bake. Cut the shortcake into squares, split and fill.
Peach and Pecan Oat Crumble Bars
This recipe for peach and pecan oat crumble bars from the kitchn channels every great peach dessert – it’s almost a pie, almost a crisp, but 100 percent tasty. The bottom layer has the consistency of a shortbread cookie. That’s topped with a fresh peach filling. Top with a buttery combination of pecans and oats. Bake. Drizzle with a lemony glaze as the finishing touch.
Fresh Peach Crisp
Keep it classic with this fresh peach crisp recipe from Our Best Bites. Peel and slice 3 1/2 pounds of peaches. Combine with lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread the peaches on the bottom of a casserole dish. Next, add a simple crumb topping made with oats, brown sugar, butter, flour and spices. Bake and serve in bowls topped with praline ice cream.
Easy Peach Cobbler
Simpler to make than a pie but with all of the same flavors, this easy peach cobbler recipe from Southern Living has only a few ingredients. This version fills a 13 by 9-inch casserole dish so there’s plenty to share with your family – and friends. For the perfect finish, top each serving with a big dollop of whipped cream.
Easy Baked Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar Topping
This recipe for easy baked peaches with cinnamon sugar topping from I heart naptime takes only minutes to prepare and bake. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit. Put a small piece of butter in the middle and then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before baking. Serve plain or with vanilla ice cream.