There’s nothing more delicious than a sweet, juicy, ripe peach in the summer. The smell of a fresh peach just reminds me of picnic lunches and the beach. This recipe for slow cooker sweet peaches cooks fresh peach slices slowly, creating a delectable masterpiece. These delicious cooked peaches have an extremely sweet concentrated flavor; similar to the base of a cobbler recipe. They’re sweet enough to rival candy. I use these peaches on top of oatmeal, in my yogurt bowls, or served with ice cream for the perfect dessert.
How do you eat these slow cooker sweet peaches?
These peaches are delicious right off the spoon! They are as sweet as candy, and make a delicious condiment to keep in your fridge and have on hand at all times. If you are wondering how to serve them, here are a few options:
- serve these cooked peaches as a delicious topping on oatmeal
- pair these cooked peaches with your yogurt bowl as a natural sweetening agent
- use these cooked peaches as a base for a peach cobbler or pie
- add these sweet peaches to savory dishes, like pork chops or chicken, just like how you would use applesauce
If you want to make a cobbler out of these peaches, you simply can add your favorite cobbler topping (oats, flour, butter, sugar, whatever you enjoy) and then throw it under the broiler really quickly to brown.
Fruit is such a great way to create sweet recipes. I love using fruit in all different ways to sweeten my baked oatmeal recipes and other desserts. It’s a guilt-free way to satisfy that sweet craving. Fruit is such a major staple in my diet.
If you are a fan of cobbler, try this recipe: Blueberry Cobbler
Using the slow cooker
Slow cooking is such a great way to prepare food, especially something like this which just develops more and more flavor over time. I have had the same slow cooker since 2012; the slow cooker was a Christmas present from my parents, I’ll never forget!
I do not believe they make the same model anymore, but the one I use is Calphalon. Since I can’t find the exact model that I have been using for years and years with no issues, Here is a similar model.
Here are some other slow cooker recipes:
What will I need to make slow cooker sweet peaches?
- fresh peaches
- cane sugar
- corn starch
- a lemon
That’s it! That’s honestly the beauty of this recipe, it is so simple and made with real ingredients. I really love the texture of cane sugar, because it is coarser than granulated sugar. However, granulated sugar would work fine as well.
Substitutions: someone will ask if you can use sugar replacements here. The simple answer is yes. However, the stats of this recipe are so low that I really recommend using the real deal here! But you can use whatever works for you or your family!
How to make slow cooker sweet peaches
Well, just like every other slow cooker recipe, this couldn’t be easier. The part of this recipe that takes the longest is actually removing the pit from the peaches and slicing them (this takes about 10 minutes). You do not have to peel the peaches, however. So that’s a time saver!
So, remove the pit from the peaches, slice them, and add them to a mixing bowl. To the same mixing bowl, add the corn starch, sugar, and juice of the lemon. Toss the peaches with the other ingredients.
Spray the crockpot with cooking spray, and then add the peach mixture. Cook the peaches on LOW for 8 hours, or HIGH for 4 hours. Check every so often to toss the peaches and prevent any sticking or burning.
Note: the cook times are just suggested; since nothing has to really cook here, you can use your judgment for when the peaches are done to your liking. I cooked mine for 4 hours on high, and they were perfect.
When the peaches are done, they will look like this:
Serving and storing suggestions
This recipe should yield approximately 2 cups of cooked peaches (depending on the size of your peaches). Since this recipe serves 6, the suggested serving is 1/3 cup.
To store these slow cooker sweet peaches, place them in a glass jar (like a mason jar) covered in the fridge. The peaches should be good for a while if covered in the fridge.
You can heat the peaches up before serving (this is suggested if you serve it over something like ice cream or oatmeal). Or you can eat them cold, like when serving with yogurt.
Slow Cooker Sweet Peaches
- slow cooker
- 3 lbs fresh peaches, about 6 cups once sliced and pitted
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp cane sugar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Remove the pits from the peaches and slice them (skin stays on).
- Toss the peaches in a bowl with the corn starch, sugar and the juice of the lemon.
- Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray and then add the peaches to the crockpot.
- Cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or LOW for 8 hours, checking occasionally and stirring to prevent sticking or burning,
- 1 WW point (all plans)
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