7 Quick and Delicious Ina Garten Peach Recipes (Ina’s Peach Cobbler is our Favorite)

Having covered hundreds of her recipes, we can safely say Ina’s peach dessert recipes are what you would expect – quick, easy and delicious.

Here is a list of 7 of Ina Garten’s most popular peach recipes – number 4, Ina’s peach cobbler is one of our favorites. If you’re not set on peaches then feel free to checkout our selection of some of Ina Garten’s best dessert recipes.

Ina Garten Peach Cobbler

If you’re wondering what to do with those ripening peaches, or even stumbled across some tinned peaches in the back of the cupboard, you should try one of Ina Garten’s peach recipes.

Tips for making Ina Garten’s peach recipes

Ina’s peach recipes are all different so scroll through and see what grabs your attention. Some only call for peaches while others call for different fruits.

We want you to remember, there arent any rules here.

If you dont have one of the ingredients, or want to substitute something out or add something else, go for it. Swapping fresh peaches for canned is a perfect example that will work everytime.

Ina’s recipes are famously simple and this leaves room for you to try different things and build your confidence.

If you’re not sure and are still wondering what can cook with peaches, check out our list of 17 perfect peach recipes. This list covers everything from hot peach desserts to frozen peach sorbet and peach sangria.

1. Perfect Peach Pie

One of Ina’s most popular peach recipes is the humble peach pie. This is the perfect pie to make in summer when peaches are harvested at the best time, making for a comforting and satisfyingly sweet dessert on a summer’s evening.

A slice of this pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or double cream is like a slice of heaven. 

The best part about this recipe is that it is very easy to make, even for beginners who have never made a pie before.

This recipe comes with an additional recipe for Ina’s iconic Perfect Pie Crust, which is very easy to make. If you are a beginner, however, you can always use pre-made pie dough if you have some available. 

The key to this recipe is to be patient and follow the instructions exactly.

While it’s not completely confusing, thanks to Ina’s straightforward instructions, you need to make sure you don’t accidentally burn the peaches or the sweet juice.

Within 45 minutes to an hour, you’ll have a beautiful golden crust filled with bubbly peaches. 

2. Peach And Blueberry Crumbles

Arguably one of Ina Garten’s most popular peach recipes is her peach and blueberry crumbles.

This is a fairly simple dessert but making it exactly the way Ina said calls for 10 ingredients. If you have everything and want to make it just like Ina says, then go for it. If you don’t have everything that fine too. As long as you’ve got most of the ingredients, especially the fresh blueberries and ripe peaches, you could give it a shot.

Considering the sweetness of these fruits, you won’t have to add too much flavoring for this dessert, other than the complementary lemon, sugar, and cinnamon. 

This summertime dessert is best served with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream or custard, and can be easily made and stored hours before you have dinner. Ideal for a summer barbecue or garden party!

It’s worth noting that this recipe requires an electric mixer to get the best texture for the crumble.

You can use your hands if you don’t have a mixer, but this will take longer, and might be more difficult to reach the desired consistency. 

3. Fresh Peach Cake 

Another great use for peaches is to make a fresh peach cake. This is a fantastic Ina Garten recipe that features fresh peaches, nuts, and cinnamon in a warm, moist, and oh-so soft cake.

It can be served on its own, or warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or double cream. 

The cake batter is actually a standard sour cream and butter cake. Sour cream might sound like an odd ingredient for a cake, but it actually works to add moisture without making the batter soggy or runny. It also doesn’t add a sour flavor. The peaches also help to add density to the cake without it becoming too heavy or too light. 

If you have a nut allergy, or if you’re just not a fan of pecans, don’t worry. The nuts are only sprinkled on the top for decorative purposes, so they can be easily substituted for more brown sugar, or decorative blackberries. 

If you like the sound of this recipe and want to check out some of Ina Garten’s other well known cake recipes, we have created a list of Ina’s best cakes for exactly this reason. Because we love fruit in cake, we also created a list of Ina Garten’s best lemon cake recipes.

4. Ina Garten Peach Cobbler

While a peach crumble and peach cobbler might seem like very similar desserts, there is a clear difference between the two.

A crumble has a more crumbly texture that is designed to be cooked while dry, whereas a cobbler features a more dense topping that is baked while smooth. 

Peach cobbler is typically served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or double cream. 

This recipe is fine with either fresh or canned peaches. Canned peaches are great because they are practical and available all year, but it is hard to beat the flavour you get from a perfectly ripened fresh peach.

Lastly, if you’re looking specifically for a peach cobbler recipe and want some more options, you can also check out our selection of 6 peach cobbler recipes from another famous female network chef, Paula Deen. Like Ina, Paula Deen has been around for ever and has made a name for herself making food that everyone can recreate.

5. Peach And Raspberry Crisp-Cobbler

A crisp-cobbler is basically a mix between a crumble and a cobbler, for those who like the crumble texture of a crumble but also the denser topping of a cobbler. Great for adding some new textures to a regular cobbler!

This peach cobbler is extra special thanks to the inclusion of raspberries. Ina Garten has proved time and time again that baking and cooking is meant to be about experimenting with flavors and ingredients.

So, if you want to add more than just peaches and raspberries, or maybe substitute the raspberries for another fruit, now is the time to experiment!

This peach and raspberry crisp-cobbler is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, custard, or double cream. We especially like the addition of the orange zest, which adds a satisfyingly tangy citrus flavor. 

6. Peach & Almond Torte

Tortes are kind of like a mixture between a layered cake and a large tart, most popularly made with seasonal fruits or chocolate.

This peach and almond torte is a fantastic summer dessert, especially thanks to the complementary flavor of the almonds with the sweet peaches. 

While a torte might look challenging to beginner bakers, rest assured that this is a fairly straightforward recipe to follow.

The addition of almond extracts also helps to complement the nutty flavor profile, making this a surprisingly refreshing dessert after a large meal. 

Of course, this is not a good dessert for those with a nut allergy. If you simply don’t like pecans, you can always experiment with other nuts or berries, such as walnuts, almonds, raspberries, or blueberries.

This torte is best served warm with a sprinkling of raw sugar, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream or double cream. 

Keeping with the fruit and cake theme, you might also want to check out Ina Garten’s  Lemon Cake Recipes.

7. Summer Fruit Crostata

A crostata is an Italian pie or tart, which is similar to an open fruit tart – except far more rustic.

If you’re not bothered about creating a perfectly decorated baked dessert, this summer fruit crostata is the ideal summertime dessert for you. 

The best part about this summer fruit crostata is that the recipe encourages you to use whatever summer fruits you have available in your pantry.

Whether that’s peaches with blueberries, raspberries, or even strawberries, any variation will make a delicious crostata. 

Due to the rustic nature of a crostata, you can’t really mess up the pastry. The key is balancing the ingredients properly, but the main event is the fruity filling.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden brown, and then serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or double cream. 

Summary

Ina Garten is known for an abundance of iconic recipes, but nothing quite matches up to her variety of peach and fruit desserts.

If you have fresh peaches in your kitchen, or even canned peaches in your pantry, now is the time to turn them into something special. Happy baking!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Do With An Abundance Of Peaches?

If you have an abundance of peaches, you’ll be happy to know that there are countless things to do with them!

As for desserts, you can make a peach cobbler, peach crumble, peach pie, peach cake, peach crostata, and even a peach torte.

Peach works beautifully with other summer fruits, too, such as blueberries and raspberries. 

Alternatively, there are several savory dishes you can make with peaches to add a bit of sweetness.

This includes soup, grilling the peaches and adding it to grilled meats, or even turning them into a chutney or relish to enjoy with cheese and breads.

You can also use the juice of peaches and turn it into drinks, such as peach iced tea or sangria. 

Do You Have To Peel Peaches Before Baking With Them?

Honestly, it comes down to the recipe you’re following. The skin of peaches is soft enough as it is, so it breaks down even further during the baking process.

If you wish to peel the peaches, you are more than welcome to if you don’t want the skin to be included in the dessert. Otherwise, the skin can be a nice addition!

7 Amazing Ina Garten Peach Recipes To Try Today

Recipe by Barbara HuntCourse: Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Directions

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