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Homemade Fresh Peach Sauce Recipe

The uses for fresh peach sauce are endless. It makes a great topping over ice cream and cake, delicious yogurt parfait, frozen popsicle, or Peach Bellini.

Peach Sauce

This Homemade Fresh Peach Sauce is so versatile and can be served so many ways. Making fruit sauces are a great way to enjoy fresh fruit flavor while knowing exactly what the ingredients are.

I grew up in an agricultural community where we enjoyed fresh summer and fall produce.

We shared it, ate it fresh, or canned it for a rainy day. I rely on farmers’ markets or grocery stores for my produce now but regardless of where it comes from, one thing remains the same,  I don’t want to waste it.

So when I had several peaches that were getting beyond their prime I decided to whip up some peach sauce.

What I couldn’t use right away I put in the freezer for another day.

Peach Sauce

When my children were younger one of their favorite treats was homemade applesauce. I usually made it on cold days and served it with soup, stew, or chili.

It was just one of those combinations that went well together. I’d cook up a large batch and break it down into smaller containers and pop it into the freezer.

This is exactly what I did with my homemade peach sauce.

Fresh Peach Sauce Ingredients

What I love about fruit sauce are the minimal ingredients.

  • Fresh Peaches – The type of peaches doesn’t matter.
  • Sugar – White sugar is what I used. You can replace 1/4 cup of the white sugar with brown sugar. It’s delicious!
  • Lemon – Freshly squeezed lemon.

Sprinkling this fresh fruit sauce with a little cinnamon or a teaspoon, vanilla extract, or almond extract, adds a warm touch.

This recipe can be increased or decreased according to the number of peaches you have. I wouldn’t use more lemon than what this recipe calls for unless you are doubling it.

Just a few more peaches don’t warrant additional lemon juice.

How to make Peach Sauce

  1. Prep the peaches and add the sliced or diced peaches into a deep-sided pan with about 1-inch of water covering the bottom. Simmer over a medium-heat until softened, approximately 20 minutes. You don’t want to bring them to a boil.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cooked peaches to a blender a few at a time, food processor or stick immersion blender. Process them until smooth. Return them to the heat and add lemon juice and sugar. Heat until sugar is dissolved, approximately 10 minutes.

Be sure to read the recipe card for the complete instructions.


Can I use frozen peaches? – Yes! talk about convenience, they’re already skinned and pitted. Freshly frozen peaches will make a quick and easy peach sauce recipe!

Do I have to skin the peaches? Yes, we recommend that the peaches be skinned so the sauce stays smooth and satiny. The skins could add an undesirable texture.


  1. Wash and score the peach skin with the sharp tip of a knife 4 to 6 times down the length of the peach.
  2. Add the peaches to boiling water and keep them submerged or turn them for 30 seconds.
    1. I use a spyder strainer for holding the peaches down, turning them, and removing them from the hot water.
  3. Submerge the peaches in an ice bath for 10 seconds.
  4. Slide the skin from them immediately.
Top down 3-photo grid of how to remove peach skin. 1. Score the peach skin and the boil peaches for 30 seconds. 2. Place in a ice bath for 10 seconds. 3. Slide the skin off.

Once the skin is removed, cut the peaches in half and remove the pit. The peaches can be sliced or diced.

How to use Fresh Peach Sauce

Fresh Peach Yogurt Parfait

Peach Sauce

A yogurt parfait is a delicious way to start your day or to take a creamy break mid-morning. It tastes decadent without one ounce of guilt.

Peach Cocktails

Peach Bellini cocktail in a glass

A fresh Peach Bellini tastes like one of those summer cocktails where you could be at a black-tie event or swinging on a porch swing. They’re quick, easy and so refreshing!

Peach Topping

Peach Sauce

Our peach sauce drizzled over vanilla ice cream or your favorite sweet treat is one of our favorite ways to use peach sauce. Peach shortcake with angel food or pound cake, a dollop of whipped cream, and even a couple of slices of fresh peaches make one beautiful dessert in a jiffy.

We’ve actually added our peach sauce to pancake and waffle batter for a delicious peach pancake and waffle!

Here are a few more ideas for this sauce!

  • Blend sauce and mascarpone or cream cheese together for a quick fruit dip or the start of a great fruit pizza.
  • Add fresh herbs such as thyme and rosemary and serve warm as a glaze over roasted chicken or pork.
  • Substitute frozen sauce for a quick smoothie.
  • Freeze for a clean popsicle. Add whole fruit to mix it up.
  • Peach margaritas

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A jar of peach sauce with a spoon sitting in it over a wooden board. A second jar sits in the background. The title "Homemade Fresh Peach Sauce runs across the top.

Here are a few more recipes you may enjoy using fresh peaches

Tips for storing: This Peach Sauce recipe will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator or frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer.

This recipe can also be canned in the same manner as you would applesauce.

There’s nothing better than the taste of fresh peaches long after the season has passed.

Close up of one jar of Peach Sauce with spoon
4.94 from 15 votes

Homemade Fresh Peach Sauce Recipe

Homemade Fresh Peach Sauce is a delicious way to serve fruit to the entire family.  It is so versatile and can be served so many ways.
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Servings 12
Author Julie Menghini


  • 7 Peaches *skinned and pits removed
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  • You can skin the peaches before or after you cook them.  Cut them in half and remove the pit.  Cover the bottom of a deep-sided pan with about 1 inch of water.  Add the peaches and allow to simmer over medium heat until softened, approximately 20 minutes. You don't want to boil them.
  • Peaches are too fibrous to pass through a sieve so add them to a blender, food processor, or stick immersion blender.  Process them until smooth. 
  • Return them to the heat and add lemon juice and sugar.  Heat until sugar is dissolved, approximately 10 minutes.


You can make as much or as little of this sauce at a time.  If your peaches are really sweet you may not add as much sugar.  I also choose to blend it smooth.  You can make it chunky if that’s what you prefer.


Calcium: 8mg | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Vitamin A: 285IU | Sugar: 20g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 178mg | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Iron: 0.3mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Two photo collage for Pinterest. The top photo is a jar of peach sauce with a spoon coming out of it over a wooden cutting board. The bottom photo is of a bowl of vanilla icecream topped with fresh peaches and sauce. The title "Homemade Fresh Peach Sauce" runs through the center of the two photos.

Recipe Rating

Carol Meyers

Friday 27th of August 2021

Can I let them cool before blending?

Julie Menghini

Saturday 28th of August 2021

You can let them cool before blending. Blending them warm will assure that they are smooth, however.


Thursday 12th of August 2021

I guessing you drain cooked peaches??

Julie Menghini

Friday 13th of August 2021

No you don't. Once they're cooked it should be thick enough to create a sauce when blended.


Saturday 31st of July 2021

I am going to try this as a cheesecake topper this week. Cant wait! A local restaurant sells peach cheesecake and its very expensive and is topped with this and I love it.

Julie Menghini

Monday 2nd of August 2021

That sounds delicious, Debbie! Let me know how it comes out!


Sunday 11th of July 2021

better than expected……squeezed the caviar from a vanilla bean into it. So good!

Julie Menghini

Monday 12th of July 2021

That would be amazing Judy! Thank you!


Saturday 20th of February 2021

Can I make this recipe with frozen peaches? If I can, does it need any alterations?

Julie Menghini

Sunday 21st of February 2021

You absolutely can make this recipe with frozen peaches. I would remove any ice crystals from the frozen peaches and the additional liquid should cook-off. If the sauce is too thin, just continue to cook until it thin. Also, it will thicken when you blend this sauce too.