Peach Shortcake – An Easy Summer Dessert

Long, long ago, when this blog was a baby {almost 3 years ago!}, I shared my grandma’s shortcake biscuit recipe and made Summer Strawberry Shortcake.  The pictures in that post are nothing to write home about, but I literally dream about those shortcake biscuits. They are, hands down, my favorite Summer dessert topped with whatever fruit is in season!  So, a few weekends ago, I decided to forego the usual strawberries and whip up a quick batch of biscuits for

Peach Shortcake!

Peach shortcake - easy, delicious and perfect for Summer!

Now, I could have just run to the grocery store to pick up those packaged yellow sponge cakes for shortcake.  And I have from time to time, so no judging here.  But nothing beats my grandma’s shortcake biscuits!

Why make individual shortcake biscuits when you can make one big impressive shortcake biscuit, pile on spiced peaches just dripping with peach-y sauce and top it with a big ol’ dollop of whipped cream?!  It’s sort of like a glorious Summer peach shortcake pie!

Peach shortcake - the perfect Summer dessert!

Have your extra peach topping on standby so you can pile on more peaches and juice once you have cut this beautiful biscuit pie into wedges.  And it never hurts to have extra whipped cream on hand!

Peach Shortcake


    Shortcake Biscuits
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • Peach Topping
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen peaches, peeled and cut into slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • Squeeze of lemon juice (I actually used one drop of Young Living lemon essential oil!)


    Shortcake Biscuits
  1. Preheat your oven to 425*.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut in the butter until your mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the beaten egg and the evaporated milk.
  5. Add the wet mixture all at once to your bowl of dry ingredients and stir just enough to moisten.
  6. If you want to make individual biscuits, spoon the batter onto your lightly sprayed baking sheet. (You should get about 10 biscuits.)
  7. If you want one large biscuit (like the one pictured), spread the batter into a 8 inch or 9 inch baking pan sprayed lightly with baking spray.
  8. Bake just until lightly browned and if you bake one large biscuit, use a toothpick to test for doneness.
  9. Peach Topping
  10. Simmer all ingredients in a sauce pan, stirring occasionally until thickened.
  11. Just before serving, place large biscuit on a serving tray or cake stand (or split individual biscuits in a bowl) and top with peach topping. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Honestly, the shortcake biscuits are so easy – no yeast, no rising, no punching down, no rolling out, no floured surface – just rustic, fluffy drop biscuits.  If you like your biscuits a little sweeter, add an additional tablespoon of granulated sugar.  They are at their most delicious when they are piping hot, split open and topped with tons of juicy strawberries, blueberries or peaches!

Or, made into one giant biscuit to slice into wedges and serve pie-style …

Juicy peaches simmered with cinnamon ginger atop a not-too-sweet shortcake biscuit

How do you shortcake?  Are you a “less fruit and more biscuit” kinda guy or gal?  Personally, I need fruit and juice for every.single.bite of biscuit.  I like my shortcake drenched with fruity goodness!  And topped with lots of whipped cream!  {Or better yet, a scoop of vanilla ice cream!}  Ah, that one perfect bite …

Peach shortcake is the perfect Summer dessert!


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  1. Mmmm that is a perfect dessert for this time of year! Just a beautiful recipe and I love your pictures of it :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. Geez… that look amazing! I might have to try a GF version of that!!!

  3. Love all things peaches this time of year! Pinning :)

  4. Goodness this is definitely not Whole30 approved but I’m pinning anyway! For later. ;)

  5. Oh my goodness. I could seriously sit down and eat that entire dessert. I’m not kidding. YUM!!!

  6. Sounds amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it myself!

  7. JaneEllen says:

    Oh yum, it looks so good, practically salivating. I love shortcake of any kind. Will have to make the short cake biscuit. Can remember cutting peaches years ago for kids for shortcake. Afraid I passed on my love of desserts to my kids. Will have to make this very soon. Thanks for sharing. Happy days

  8. Oh wow, this looks totally delicious! Pinning!

  9. This looks amazing, and so pretty! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Collection Link Party!

  10. This peach shortcake looks delicious! The presentation in one large cake is fantastic for feeding a big group. I love how easy your recipe is to prepare. Totally beats buying some prepared bread from the store. Pinning!

  11. OMG this looks amazing! Pinning for later :) Hope to see you this Wednesday night at our Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party. It starts at 8:30 PM EST. -Doree

  12. Ohh that looks SO GOOD. And summery. Thanks for sharing. Hello from Nifty Thrifty Sunday!


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