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.

Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce
Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce

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.

Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce
Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce

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

 Peaches
 Sugar
Lemon Juice
 Corn Starch
Vanilla

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. šŸ™‚

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!

Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce
Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce

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 cinnamon
*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. šŸ™‚

Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce
Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce

 

Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce

Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce

Gina Abernathy
Peach Sauce is a super-fast topping for ice cream, cheesecake, or pancakes. This sauce adds terrific flavor to anything you serve it on.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

After adding sugar to the peaches, place peaches in the refrigerator for at least an hour before cooking. This will release some juices.
Keyword Fresh Homemade Peach Sauce

20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious. I can just imagine using it with ice cream or even swirling it through greek yoghurt. Peaches are a little more exotic here (UK) so a trip to the farmer’s market may be in order. That way I may find enough to make a sauce with.

  2. 5 stars
    What a delicious-looking recipe! Thanks for sharing your recipe for homemade fresh peach sauce. Fresh peaches are one of the best things about summer!

  3. I love anything to do with peaches so you can bet I will be giving this a try. I can only imagine how good it is on top of ice cream – even better if it’s homemade ice cream. I know my family will love this too. Can’t wait to make it and try it on a number of different items.

    1. Have you tried to can them? Iā€™m going to make your recipe (doubled) and boiling bath them for 20 minutes. We have a limited peach season here in Ontario Canada and I want to make the most of it!

      1. Thanks for the question. I have never tried to can this recipe but you can freeze your peaches for later. Frozen peaches work great. I have a recipe on the blog for this. Let me know how the “canning” turns out.

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