Homemade Peach Sauce Recipe

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Just in time for peach season. This simple yet delicious homemade peach sauce only uses three ingredients. This recipe is customizable, and you can make it smooth or chunky, thick or thin, and with using fresh or frozen peaches! A perfect way to use up those ripe peaches off your peach tree(s).

This time of year is my favorite, and yes, things like fresh juicy peaches might have something to do with it! There is nothing better than in-season peaches, or fruit in general. Ans this fresh peach sauce is a great way to use up those beautiful peaches. 

Why You’ll Love This Homemade Peach Sauce

As I said before, I love this delicious recipe because it is made with only simple ingredients, but it is also very versatile. It can be used in sweet or savory dishes in such an easy way! Keep reading and you will learn different ways to use it, and how you can customize it to your desired taste.

Not only do I love this delicious sauce because of its many uses, but there’s benefits to making it at home too. When you make it yourself you can assure that you are getting the freshest ingredients, while avoiding all of the unnecessary preservatives and additives. Plus the taste of fresh peaches beats something that’s been sitting on the store shelves for who knows how long.

The Basic Recipe – Simple Peach Sauce

All you’ll need is some fresh peaches (you can use yellow peaches or white peaches), white sugar, and some fresh squeezed lemon juice.

If you would like to customize your Peach Sauce

Peaches: You can use fresh, frozen, or canned peaches. I personally love to use fresh fruit in fruit sauces because I feel like it enhances the natural sweetness, but maybe that’s just me!

Sugar: You can really use any sweetener you’d like. I love alternating from sugar or honey! But you could also use brown sugar for a great depth of flavor, or try adding maple syrup for a delicious pairing on some French toast. Just remember to taste test, start out with less sugar (or sweetener of choice), then adjust the amount of sugar  based on your preference. Add more little by little till you get it just right! Keep in mind if you swap out your sweetener, you may need more or less than the original recipe because all sweeteners have a different taste, and level of sweetness,

Lemon juice: All you need is a touch of lemon juice! I enjoy using fresh squeezed lemon juice, but it can also come from the bottle.

Peach Sauce with a Twist

​As always, if you know me, you know I love to make things unique and switch up the flavor profiles! So here are some ideas for your peach sauce:

Add some spices: add spices like ground cinnamon, ginger, chili flakes, almond extract, or vanilla extract.

Add some herbs: Adding fresh herbs like mint or basil gives such a unique summer-y flavor.

My personal favorite flavor combination is this peach sauce with a little cinnamon, perfect topping for some vanilla ice cream!

*If you decide to add any spices or herbs, you can add them into the saucepan when you add the rest of the ingredients.

How to use your Peach Sauce

  • Pancakes, waffles, and French toast: ​add some warm peach sauce to these breakfast classics!
  • Yogurt:​ add to a yogurt parfait, or simply add so some plain yogurt to take it up a notch.
  • Oatmeal: a delicious way to start your day!
  • Dessert: top your favorite desserts like vanilla ice cream or cheesecake! One of my favorite ways, oh my goodness, it’s good!
  • Savory Dishes: use as a glaze for grilled chicken or fish, or a dipping sauce for spring rolls.
  • Salad Dressing: add some olive oil and apple cider vinegar, with you favorite herbs and/or seasonings, so good for summer salads!

Storage Tips for Peach Sauce

  • Peach sauce can be stored in the refrigerator (around a week) in an airtight container.
  • Label the container with the date for easy reference.
  • You can freeze in a freezer safe container for up to a year
  • Try freezing in portions for convenience (ice cube trays for smaller portions).

Conclusion

Homemade Peach Sauce is so delicious and such a great way to use up peaches. You get to pick fresh ingredients, and assure the quality of your peach sauce. Not only is easy to make, but you get to customize this recipe, and that’s what homemade is all about. So get creative and try new flavors! Let me know if you try any new flavor combinations, and what you loved the most! And as always share with friends and family! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh peaches, about 3-4 peaches, depending on size.

3-4 tablespoons, sugar 

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions:

Wash and peel the peaches. Then slice the peaches. 

Chop the peeled peach slices into small pieces.

Add peaches, sugar, and lemon juice to a medium pot. Mix the ingredients together.

Place uncovered pot over medium heat.

When it starts to bubble (approximately 4 minutes), turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes for a thinner sauce and 20 minutes for a thicker sauce. Stirring the sauce occasionally.

After the time has passed, remove the pot from the stove and allow the sauce to cool completely in the pot. (It will still be thin after it has cooked, but it will thicken as it cools down and when it’s refrigerated.)

Once cooled, you can leave the peach slices in the size you cut them, or you can blend or puree them with a food processor or immersion blender to your desired consistency.

Place the peach sauce in an airtight jar or container. 

Refrigerate for up to a week.

Peach Sauce in a Jar with pictures around it

Homemade Peach Sauce

Just in time for peach season. This simple yet delicious homemade peach sauce only uses three ingredients. This recipe is customizable, and you can make it smooth or chunky, thick or thin, and with using fresh or frozen peaches! A perfect way to use up those ripe peaches off your peach tree(s).
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh peaches about 3-4 peaches, depending on size.
  • 3-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • Wash and peel the peaches. Then slice the peaches.
  • Chop the peeled peach slices into small pieces.
  • Add peaches, sugar, and lemon juice to a medium pot. Mix the ingredients together.
  • Place uncovered pot over medium heat.
  • When it starts to bubble (approximately 4 minutes), turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes for a thinner sauce and 20 minutes for a thicker sauce. Stirring the sauce occasionally.
  • After the time has passed, remove the pot from the stove and allow the sauce to cool completely in the pot. (It will still be thin after it has cooked, but it will thicken as it cools down and when it’s refrigerated.)
  • Once cooled, you can leave the peach slices in the size you cut them, or you can blend or puree them with a food processor or immersion blender to your desired consistency.
  • Place the peach sauce in an airtight jar or container.
  • Refrigerate for up to a week.

Notes

  • Peach sauce can be stored in the refrigerator (around a week) in an airtight container.
  • Label the container with the date for easy reference.
  • You can freeze in a freezer safe container for up to a year
  • Try freezing in portions for convenience (ice cube trays for smaller portions)

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