There's nothing that says summer quite like biting into a perfect, ripe peach. This amazing stone fruit is low in calories, a source of antioxidants and vitamin C and of course downright delicious.
Peach season peaks from July to August so now's the perfect time to pick some up at the grocery store or your local farmers market or even go peach picking if you're lucky enough to have them grow nearby.
When shopping for peaches, you'll know one is ready to eat when it is fragrant, has vibrant colors and gives slightly when you gently squeeze it.
Got peaches? Of course you can just bite right in but why not also reserve some for trying out a new recipe? Here are 10 that will make your summer just a little bit sweeter:
Serve this dessert warm with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Bauer grills the peaches to bring out their natural sweetness. You can use a barbecue or an indoor grill pan.
Since there's no pastry on the bottom, you don't run the risk of this dessert getting soggy.
Galettes are easier to make than pies and are a great vehicle for summer fruit, says Melissa Clark.
This simple yet elegant recipe will showcase summer peaches. Hint: Wash the peaches and dry them with a towel to remove a bit of the fuzz.
This recipe will be a showstopper at your next outdoor party. Insider tip: Keep the skins on the peaches when you grill them for a sweet, smoky flavor.
This dish has all the tastes of summer and the vinaigrette is nothing more than the juice from the tomatoes.
The peach barbecue sauce for these ribs is sweet, savory and so easy to make.
Mozzarella, sweet and juicy peaches, aromatic basil and peppery arugula leaves makes these burgers truly next-level.
Use fresh peaches, sweet white wine and brandy to make this drink and pretend you're on the beach in Spain like Siri does.
Want to know how to easily peel and pit a peach for your culinary experiments? Katie Quinn shows you how.