Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce
Peach Sauce is a super-fast topping for ice cream, cheesecake, or pancakes. This sauce adds terrific flavor to anything you serve it on.
We love desserts at our house. So after dinner, we all start looking for something sweet to add that finishing touch to our meal. Usually, I make a large dessert over the weekend to get us through the week. But tonight, we didn’t have anything.
Before dinner, I searched the freezer looking for something that might satisfy some sweet-eating folks, and I came up with a tub of vanilla ice cream and fresh frozen peaches.
Summertime offers so many fresh homegrown veggies and fruits. Therefore, I spend time during this season putting some away for the winter months. Peaches are one of the fruits I enjoy all year long. They tend to show up in Peach Cobblers, salads, and smoothies. Check out this link for tips on How to Freeze Fresh Peaches so you can enjoy them all year long as well.
This super easy topping is perfect for vanilla ice cream. It has just the right amount of sweetness and will turn a plain bowl of vanilla ice cream into a tasty and delightful dessert.
Use Fresh or Frozen Peaches
Fresh Peaches are my first choice when making this dessert. But even if you don’t have any fresh peaches sitting around, frozen peaches will certainly work as well. So pull those babies out of your freezer, or check your local grocery store for a bag.
In just a few minutes, you too can have a perfect peach sauce that is warm, flavorful, and delicious. It’s the topping to your cream.
Ingredients Needed for the Best Peach Sauce
How to Make Peach Sauce for Desserts
Making and eating Peach Sauce on desserts just pushes them over the top. I mean–who can resist a big bowl of ice cream with warm peach sauce? Not me!
Have you tried it on top of pancakes? You need to. They are fabulous when you add a big spoonful to the top. This is the perfect way to start your day. At least, in my opinion, it is. 🙂
So, How do you make Peach Sauce? First, Peel, slice, or dice peaches into small to medium chunks. Place in a medium bowl add lemon juice and stir. Cover with sugar. Place into the refrigerator for at least an hour or two. This will help to release some of the juices from the peaches.
Next, In a skillet over medium heat, add peaches and sugar. Heat for 10 minutes to soften peaches. Add vanilla. Add cornstarch to thicken the juice. Stir continuously. It will thicken immediately. Serve over the top of ice cream. Refrigerate any leftovers. So delicious!
Tips and Variations for the Best Peach Sauce
*Allow the peaches to sit in sugar in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This will bring out all of the peach juice for a tastier dessert topping. This can easily be started before dinner and finished quickly for an after-dinner dessert.
*add a splash of vanilla or almond extract
*use brown sugar instead of white sugar
*cut this recipe in half to make a small amount
* Corn starch (start with 1/2 tablespoon and add more until you get the desired thickness) Some peaches will release more juice than others.
*I usually use a knife to peel my peaches quickly. Check out this link for another way to Peel Peaches.
How to Use Fresh Peach Sauce
Use it as a topping to ice cream, cheesecake, waffles, pancakes
Spread it on top of hot buttered biscuits
Add it to the top of grilled chicken
Can I Save any Leftover Peach Sauce?
Yes, this sauce keeps nicely in the refrigerator for a day or two. It has never lasted longer than that at my house, so beyond two days… I’m just not sure. 🙂
Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce
- 4 large Peaches peeled and sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon corn starch start with 1/2 tablespoon and add more if needed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Peel, slice, or dice peaches into small to medium chunks. Place in a medium bowl, add lemon juice and stir. Cover with sugar. Place into the refrigerator for at least an hour or two. This will help to release some of the juice from the peaches.
- In a skillet over medium heat, add peaches and sugar. Heat for 10 minutes to soften peaches. Add vanilla. Add cornstarch to thicken the juice. Stir continuously. It will thicken immediately.
- Serve over the top of ice cream. Refrigerate any leftovers. So delicious!