Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle

Grab a spoon, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a big ole glass of iced tea. It’s Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle time!

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle on This Gal Cooks

Somehow, four pounds of peaches made it into my grocery cart a few weeks ago. Those peaches came home with me. Some were used in this peach buckle recipe. Some found a new home in my freezer. Because let me tell you, four pounds of peaches is A LOT of peaches.

A while back, I was flipping through the pages of the Williams Sonoma Baking Book and stumbled upon a recipe for a Plum Buckle. Interesting, I thought to myself. I’d never seen a recipe for a plum buckle. Instead, all of the buckle recipes I’d stumbled upon previously involved blueberries. Plums have never been on the list of Fruits Julie Loves, so plums were totally out of the question. But the recipe was not. Fast forward a few weeks and I have four pounds of peaches that need to be used. A little voice inside my head softly said plum buckle. Then that voice shouted PEACH BUCKLE! And this gal went to work making one of the best buckles she’s ever tasted in her life.

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle on This Gal Cooks

The B-E-S-T way to enjoy this Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle is to slightly warm a slice and then plop a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream right on top.  No joke, this buckle tastes almost exactly like peach cobbler. My little motto for this buckle is all the taste of peach cobbler without the mess. Cause we all know that peach cobbler can be a little messy, right?

I suggest using fresh peaches for this buckle. After all, it is a fresh peach buckle. I found a great peach peeling tutorial on the Williams Sonoma website. You can view it here. Use this method and you’ll never again have a hassle with peeling peaches.

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1½ C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 large peaches, peeled, pitted and each cut into 8 slices. See this tutorial for peach peeling tips.
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper and the sides of the pan with cooking spray and wipe away any excess.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and granulated sugar, until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the flour mixture and beat on low until smooth.
  4. Scrape the batter into the springform pan and carefully distribute evenly. Poke the peach slices into the batter.I went around the edges in a circular pattern and continued this until the entire top of the buckle had peaches.
  5. Whisk together the cinnamon and brown sugar. Sprinkle over top of the buckle.
  6. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. If the top starts to brown too much during the baking process, cover with aluminum foil. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before serving.
Adapted from Williams Sonoma Baking Book
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

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    • says

      Hi Bri! Thank you so much for stopping by! Haha, if I could deliver a slice of this buckle, I totally would. :) Hope you have a great week and you’re welcome on this link love. :)

  1. says

    Uhmm for some reason pounds of peach find their way into my cart too. I have no idea how!!! I love this fresh buckle cake!! Amazing juicy peaches in a moist cake? I’m so in!!
    Ps: thanks for the link love!!

    • says

      I still have some of those peaches to use up. Maybe I’ll make a smoothie for breakfast tomorrow…gotta eat something healthy before vacation starts. ;) Thanks for stopping by, Zainab! Hope you have a great week!

  2. says

    Julie, I am crushing big time on this gorgeous buckle! Peaches are my favorite part about summer–so much so, that I hardly ever have any leftover to make fun stuff. Just another excuse to stock up, right?

  3. says

    Ooh, what a beautiful-looking summer dessert! I could almost taste it as you were describing warming it and plonking a ball of ice cream on the top. I bet this would be delicious with any summer fruit!


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