Nothing says summertime like fresh, juicy peaches. Since their peak season is so short (July through August), we try to incorporate them into as many dishes as possible, savory and sweet. Our favorite peach recipes include everything from cheesy pizza to fruity popsicles to veggie-packed pasta–peaches are super versatile, and can be roasted, grilled or baked. Whether you want to showcase this stone fruit in a picnic-worthy panzanella or in a classic Georgia peach pie, Food & Wine’s guide has peachy recipes for every meal and every occasion. Don’t let this season’s peaches go to waste!

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How to Ripen Peaches

Enjoy juicy, floral sweetness in every bite.
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Red Wine–Macerated Peaches

These juicy and winey macerated peaches are perfect with vanilla ice cream. A bonus tip: You can drink the tasty macerating liquid or use it to make an excellent sangria.  Slideshow: More Peach Recipes
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Stone Fruit Crisp

This rustic, supersimple crisp can be assembled in less than 15 minutes. For extra-toasty crunch, Julie Pointer Adams, author of the book Wabi-Sabi Welcome, swaps the oats in her crumb topping for slivered almonds. Slideshow: More Fruit Crisp Recipes
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Baked Stuffed Peaches with Saffron Zabaglione

Venice-based blogger Skye McAlpine suggests using fragrant but slightly underripe peaches for this baked dessert—they're more inclined to hold their shape as they roast. She sometimes adds chunks of dark chocolate or slivered almonds to the peach-and-amaretti-cookie filling. Slideshow: More Peach Recipes
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Roasted Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream and Balsamic Syrup

“I’m no pastry chef, but I bake a killer cobbler,” says Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods. He tops the dessert with vanilla ice cream and thick, rich aged balsamic syrup. Two favorites: Malpighi Saporoso condimento balsamico and Noble Tonic 05: XO, which is aged in bourbon casks. Slideshow: More Pie and Tart Recipes
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Riesling-Poached Peaches with Tarragon and Salted Sour Cream

This five-ingredient dessert is an elegant way to serve peaches. Present the fruit halves skin-on or peel them while they’re still warm. For the rosiest color, look for peaches that have a lot of blush to the skin. Slideshow: More Peach Recipes
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