Easy Peaches and Cream Recipe

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Peaches and cream is a simple summer dessert consisting of sliced peaches served with fresh whipped cream. I jazz up my peaches and cream recipe by sautéeing the peaches with brown sugar and cinnamon and the whole recipe still takes about ten minutes to make.

Peaches and cream in a glass

How to Make Peaches and Cream

Looking down into a glass of peaches and cream

The basics of peaches and cream couldn’t be easier:

  1. Slice peaches (or open a can of sliced peaches)
  2. Serve with fresh whipped cream (or store-bought whipped cream)

But, with just a little extra effort, you can make this peach dessert extra special.

Warm sautéed peaches are incredible in peaches and cream!

Start by melting butter on a skillet. Then, add the sliced peaches, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook for about ten minutes. The cook time will vary depending on how ripe your peaches are. The goal is for the sugar to melt and the peaches to get nice and soft.

peaches in a skillet with brown sugar and butter

If you prefer, you can grill the peaches instead of sautéeing them. 

Canned Peaches vs. Fresh Peaches in Peaches and Cream

a cutting board with sliced peaches and a knife

I find that the best peaches for peaches and cream are very ripe fresh peaches.

However, some people swear by using canned peaches and drizzling some of the syrup from the can over the whipped cream.

How to Make Fresh Whipped Cream

Chantilly cream in a glass

Fresh whipped cream (sometimes called chantilly cream) is made by whipping heavy whipping cream with a little bit of sugar.

It’s easiest to whip the cream using an electric mixer. However, it can be done by hand. It just takes a little stamina! You’ll be whisking for about five minutes.

To make perfect whipped cream, make sure that the heavy whipping cream is cold – straight out of the refrigerator – before whipping. Warm cream won’t whip up nicely.

Peaches and Cream Variations

fresh strawberries sitting on top of fresh whipped cream

If peaches aren’t your thing, you can try making this recipe using any stone fruit:

  • plums
  • apricots
  • pluots

You may also want to try making berries and cream.

Or, try putting the sautéed peaches and cream inside of a puff pastry to make little cream puffs. You can see a similar idea with The Bitter Side of Sweet’s blueberry cream puffs.

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Peaches and Cream

This peaches and cream recipe is made by sautéeing fresh peaches in brown sugar and cinnamon and serving them with fresh whipped cream. It's perfect for summer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 570kcal
Author Stefani


Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Sautéed Peaches Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ripe peaches washed, pitted, and sliced into 1/8" slices
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


Whipped Cream Instructions

  • Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the cold heavy whipping cream on high speed. As you whisk, you'll notice that the cream will begin to get bubbly and then thicken.
  • Keep on whisking until it is thick enough that it doesn't collapse when you lift up the whisk or place some on a spoon.
  • After this happens, add the sugar and give the whipped cream one final short whisk.

Sautéed Peaches Instructions

  • Melt butter in a small skillet on medium low heat.
  • Add peaches, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Stir periodically for about ten minutes until peach slices are soft and coated in melted sugar.
  • Serve immediately with whipped cream.


If you want to make this in a big hurry, you can use sliced canned peaches and store-bought whipped cream and skip the sautéeing.


Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 2170IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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  1. Ashleysays:

    5 stars
    This was delicious. I made this just as the original recipe says, with fresh peaches and fresh whipped cream. It would be better to let the sauteed peaches cool in the fridge before adding the whipped cream I think, cause the whipped cream just melted. But still tasted super yummy.

  2. Krystlesays:

    5 stars
    Simple ingredients with incredible flavors. Perfect for summer!

  3. Aprilsays:

    5 stars
    Yummmmm!! This is the perfect summertime dessert!

  4. Anonymoussays:

    i am so gonna try this recipe sounds delicios as i have never had peaches and cream

  5. Lorisays:

    I am definitely going to make this and can hardly wait; I am SO happy!!

  6. Sana Hurzuksays:

    yum this looks good! i too have never eaten peaches n cream..i do have canned mango right now.. do u think mango would taste good in here.. i think it would…

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