8 Peach Desserts Perfect For Summer (Recipes)

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By Cooking Panda

In most places around the U.S. (except Florida — sorry Floridians), we’re right in the thick of peach season!

Go pick those sweet, fuzzy fruits from your trees! Buy plump white, yellow, red and purple peaches in bulk at the farmer’s market or grocery store!

Especially if you have a particularly lovely batch of them, peaches are delicious on their own, but if you want to change things up, here are some outstanding desserts you can whip up with the stupendous summer stone fruit:

1. Lazy Peach Cobbler

This fast recipe calls for canned peaches, but you’re more than welcome to use fresh or frozen ones — just double the sugar.

2. Ginger Peach Iced Tea Popsicles

Iced tea popsicles? Oh yes! Talk about a grown-up, sophisticated cocktail — if you want to make it even more adult, they’d be swell with a couple splashes of bourbon.

3. Peaches and Cream Cake

This dense, moist spiced cake is absolutely divine! It works equally well for breakfast or dessert, making it an ideal brunch party offering.

4. Peach Caramel Blondie Bars

The peaches go on top of these gorgeous dulce de leche blondie bars, but if you want you can also bake them right in to give the fruit a softer texture and toasty flavor.

5. Grilled Peaches A La Mode

It doesn’t get much easier than grill-scorched, caramelized peaches topped with ice cream — I prefer with pecan praline, but use any flavor you like. Perfect to finish off an evening of grilling!

6. Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes

The rich nuttiness of brown butter, the smooth tanginess of cream cheese and a bright pop of vanilla perfectly keeps the mild peach flavor front and center, especially since you mix actual peach chunks (fresh, frozen or canned) right into the batter.

7. Peach Roses

This dish is pretty straightforward and really quick — the only thing that might take your time up is slicing those peaches if you don’t have a mandoline. This is a fabulous way to use up a big batch of gorgeous, ripe, fresh peaches if you want them to be the star of the show.

8. Peach Cookies

These are adorable and look just like real peaches! The recipe uses peach jam or preserves (learn how to make that here) as opposed to fresh peaches, so you can serve these all year long!

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Fool Your Friends With These 9 Impossibly Easy But Delicious Pies

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By Cooking Panda

Pie is really one of the best desserts ever. It’s so good, we are constantly singing its praises.

Literally. We love pie as much as any human on this earth, but sometimes the whole idea of whipping something up from scratch, taking up half the day and making a mess in the oven can put us off the whole idea. But here’s the beautiful thing about it: Pie can actually be super easy to make.

Like super easy.

Here are 9 awesome pies that are simple enough even for summer laziness. You have no excuse not to whip them up!

1. Hershey’s Chocolate Pie

It only takes five minutes until you can eat this pie and enter ultimate bliss. Want to make the Oreo crust on your own? Here’s how.

2. Apple Cinnamon Roll Pie

You should never have to choose between cinnamon rolls and apple pie. Have both. (Pro-tip: Use canned apple pie filling if you want to take even more shortcuts.)

3. Panda Academy’s Easy Banana Cream Pie

The name doesn’t lie! This pie is so easy and cheap to make that even a student could do it. No one will ever know it took you only a few minutes to whip up.

4. Snickers Bar Pie

This decadent, no-bake recipe is a must for Snickers lovers, and it’s ready in a flash!

5. Sour Cherry Pie

Super easy, with only four ingredients in the filling. Making the pie crust yourself? Here’s the easiest way. If you’re doing it from scratch, here are some super quick tricks to make decorative crust that looks like it took you ages. Fool them all.

6. Coconut Cream Pie

This No-Bake Easy Coconut Cream Pie is a classic recipe you must try! Creamy, light, fluffy and coconutty, it tastes like it's made from scratch without all the effort.

This awesome pie is light yet creamy, and it tastes like it took way more time and ingredients than it actually did. If you want to go above and beyond, you can make the graham cracker crust yourself — it’s really pretty simple. Here’s how.

7. S’mores Pie

Bring the campfire home! To make it even simpler, use boxed chocolate pudding for the filling.

8. Killer Key Lime Pie

If you use a pre-made graham cracker crust, all you need is one bowl to mix everything in, then just bake for a few minutes and you’re all ready to enjoy this magnificently simple, sweet and tangy pie. The secret? Thick, sweet condensed milk.

9. Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Just mix, fill and freeze!

Enjoy!

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Tags: dessert recipes, easy dessert, pie, pie recipe, summer dessert
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