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Easy Peach Dessert Sauce

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This Easy Peach Dessert Sauce is a fast and easy fresh fruit recipe! A perfect way to use the popular summer stone fruit in a simple sauce for sweets and baked goods.
A small glass bowl full of Easy Peach Dessert Sauce surrounded by fresh peaches.

This fresh and fast Easy Peach Dessert Sauce recipe is a great way to use up frozen or fresh summer peaches! A simple and classic sauce that can be used in many different ways. Gluten free, dairy free, and vegan/vegetarian.

A small glass bowl full of Easy Peach Dessert Sauce surrounded by fresh peaches.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Learn how to make simple peach sauce with this Easy Peach Dessert Sauce recipe!

I love making homemade fruit sauces with in-season peaches from a peach tree

If you want a smooth peach sauce, use an immersion blender to smooth it out.

If you want it a little chunky, you can use a potato masher to break down the peach pieces as much as desired.

Ingredients

Full quantities and recipe details can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Let’s talk about the simple ingredients you need to make this

Peaches – I love to use fresh fruit when they are in season but frozen peaches are also great! The sweet peaches are the star of this recipe. Ripe peaches will be much sweeter than underripe stone fruit. If underripe, you can still use but you might need to cook longer and/or add more sugar.

Sugar – I use regular granulated sugar (white sugar) but you could swap it our for brown sugar if you want it a little sweeter. You can choose to use less sugar – you will just get less syrup from the peach mixture in the end.

Lemon Juice – the slight addition of acidity will balance and brighten the sweetness.

Cornstarch – to thicken the sauce into more of a syrup consistency. The amount you need will vary based on how much juice comes from your fruit. I prefer to use cornstarch instead of flour because it has a neutral taste.

Vanilla Extract – a touch of sweetness and flavor to compliment the peaches

I also like to add a little bit of salt and cinnamon to balance the flavors without being noticeable.

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Making Peach Sauce

If using fresh peaches, peel your peaches and cut into thin slices. Remove the pits. You can also choose to cut into chunks if preferred.

Place the juicy peaches into a medium saucepan or pot with your remaining ingredients.

Bring to a simmer over medium heat then continue to simmer on medium-low heat 2-3 minutes to thicken the sauce.

Remove from the heat.

The sauce can be stored with its liquid in an airtight container for up to a week.

If you want the peach sauce to be smooth, you can blend it in a blender, food processor, or use an immersion blender. You can also get small pieces by using a potato masher to break up the fruit as much as you want.

How to Use Peach Sauce

There are many different ways that you can use this homemade peach sauce recipe. Here are a few ideas!

  • On our Peaches and Cream French Toast!
  • On top of ice cream (vanilla ice cream is perfect!)
  • On cottage cheese
  • Base of an easy Peach Crisp
  • In a yogurt parfait 
  • With pork chops
  • On pound cake slices

FAQs

Can I make peach sauce with frozen peaches?

Yes! Peach sauce can be made with either fresh or frozen peaches. If using frozen, you might need more cornstarch to thicken the liquid as they tend to let out more moisture.

Can I freeze peach sauce?

Peach sauce can be frozen however the freezing process will make the peach pieces much softer.

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A small glass bowl full of Easy Peach Dessert Sauce surrounded by fresh peaches.

Easy Peach Dessert Sauce

This Easy Peach Dessert Sauce is a fast and easy fresh fruit recipe! A perfect way to use the popular summer stone fruit in a simple sauce for sweets and baked goods.
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Course: Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: American, International
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Summer, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1.5 cups
Calories: 410kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel your peaches. Cut them into thin slices approximately 1/4 inch thick (or cut into chunks if desired). (They will get smaller as they cook, so cut a little larger than you want them in the end).
    1 pound peaches
  • Add your cut peaches and all remaining ingredients to the pot.
    ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch cinnamon, pinch salt
  • Heat the pot over medium heat on the stove and bring to a simmer, stirring occassionally.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and continue simmering for approximately 3 minutes. The sauce will thicken.
  • Remove from the heat. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. The sauce is best when used within a week.

Notes

If your liquid is too thin, add more cornstarch and continue heating to activate its thickening properties. The amount of liquid your peaches release will determine if you need more cornstarch.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 92g | Vitamin A: 986IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
By on July 1st, 2024

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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