You need just three ingredients to make this homemade peach sauce. The deliciousness begins with ripe, juicy, peaches. When the peaches grow fragrant and soften, that’s the signal that it is time to start making our favorite peach recipes.
Gather your peaches, add a sprinkling of sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and you’ll have everything you need to make this mouthwatering peach sauce.
Soon, you’ll be pouring it over ice cream, stirring it into yogurt and oatmeal, topping pancakes and waffles, spooning it over English muffins, making Bostock with it, and trying to resist eating it by the spoonful. (Not that I know anything about that.)
Peach jams, syrups, and sauces capture the essence of summer in every spoonful. There’s nothing better than opening a jar filled with summer peach flavor in the middle of winter
This perfectly sweetened and wonderfully spiced Homemade Peach Jam has been a staple in our home for about 15 years. And while we’re talking about jam, have you tasted Habanero Peach Jam? There is really nothing else like it. The balance of sweet and spice is unforgettable.
Sweet Slow Cooker Bourbon Peaches in a light sauce made with a sprinkling of brown sugar, cinnamon, and a splash of bourbon are the perfect way to brighten your holiday dessert table.
Can You Eat Peach Skin?
Yes! You absolutely CAN eat the skin of a peach. It is entirely up to you whether or not you choose to peel the peaches for this sauce. For years, I peeled peaches for every dessert. One day, I was short on time and skipped it, and in the years since, I’ve never looked back.
Peach skin is soft enough that it almost melts into the peaches as they cook. I can hardly tell a difference and I doubt I’ll ever again peel the peaches for a dessert.
Anything that saves me a few minutes of preparation time on my way to enjoying my favorite fruit desserts is a win as far as I’m concerned.
How To Make Peach Sauce
You’ll need just three ingredients to make this recipe:
- fresh peaches
- lemon juice
Adjust the sugar as needed, depending on how sweet the peaches are. Fresh, ripe, in-season peaches work well with the amount of sugar listed here.
Peach Sauce Recipe
Combine the peaches, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously while the sugar melts and the mixture comes to a boil.
Continue cooking for about 6-8 minutes, until the peaches are soft. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to smash the fruit a bit as it is cooking.
Cool completely before transferring the sauce to an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator.
Peach Sauce for Ice Cream
Homemade peach sauce spooned over creamy ice cream creates a symphony of flavors. Succulent ripe peaches offer a juicy, sun-kissed sweetness, perfectly balanced by a hint of tang from a touch of lemon juice.
A bit of sugar enhances the fruit’s natural richness, creating a heavenly topping that transforms each icy spoonful into a delectable, harmonious treat. Seriously, my friends, peach sauce for ice cream? The combination really is THAT amazing.
Peach Dessert Recipes
There are endless ways to use the summer’s sweet peaches. Tender buttery Peach Coffee Cake is filled with sweet bites of peach and topped with an irresistible brown sugar crumb topping – what is not to love?
Sweet fresh peaches are baked between sweet layers of brown sugar and oats to form a perfect crust for these Peach Oatmeal Bars. Fresh peaches are tossed with cinnamon sugar and then baked inside a buttery, flaky crust to make this easy Peach Galette.
The quintessential summer flavor combination of peaches and cream has been transformed into cold and creamy scoops of Peaches and Cream Ice Cream and it is everything I imagined it would be.
Peach Crisp with fresh, sweet juicy peaches and a cinnamon, brown sugar topping served warm from the oven is a bowl of deliciousness. Top it with a scoop of homemade ice cream for an unforgettable dessert.
- 2 pounds fresh peaches diced into approximately ½-inch pieces, about 4 cups worth
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Combine the peaches, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously while the sugar melts and the mixture comes to a boil.
- Continue cooking for about 6-8 minutes, until the peaches are soft. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to smash the fruit a bit as it is cooking.
- Cool completely before transferring the sauce to an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator.