“You don’t like my peaches, baby / don’t you shake my tree,” goes the old blues standard, but everyone sings the praises of this juicy, voluptuous fruit during peach season.
Undoubtedly the best way to eat a ripe peach is standing over the kitchen sink with the juices running down your arms. But when you have guests and a bit more decorum is in order, slice them, toss with sugar and spices, and tuck inside a shortcake or under a crunchy brown sugar topping … or both. If shortcake isn’t your favorite, no worries. We’ve got plenty of peachy keen desserts to try.
—By Crescent Dragonwagon