Fresh Peach Dutch Baby: In-season, perfect peaches cooked with a fluffy pancake in a cast iron skillet and served with a quick berry syrup. A perfect late summer breakfast! |
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Fresh Peach Dutch Baby

I’ve tried to talk about Colorado peaches before and the entire state of Georgia sent me angry letters.

It’s worth mentioning again though (and braving the hate mail) to say that Colorado peaches really are excellent. Personally, I think they are better than Georgia peaches, but I’ve never eaten a Georgia peach in Georgia which I’m sure is best because you can have them at their ripest.

So maybe the best peach is a ripe peach and ripe peaches tend to not travel well!

If you can find some excellent peaches this time of year though, toss them in this baked pancake dutch baby situation. Because everything is baked together, it’s actually fine to use peaches that are even a bit past their prime. They will be really sweet and bake up perfectly.

Serves 4.
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Fresh Peach Dutch Baby

Peach Dutch Baby pancake made with loads of fresh peaches and cooked in a cast iron skillet. The perfect late summer breakfast!


4 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 ripe peaches, sliced
Powdered sugar, for serving

Quick Berry Syrup:

1 cup assorted berries
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter

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1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Preheat a 12-inch cast iron skillet in the oven so it gets nice and hot.

2) For batter, melt two tablespoons butter and add to a blender with eggs, 2 tablespoons sugar, milk, vanilla, and flour. Blend until smooth, about a minute.

3) Slice peaches into thin slices. When cast iron skillet is hot, remove it from oven (careful!) and add two tablespoons butter to the skillet along with a tablespoon of sugar. Stir to combine. Lay peaches out on the skillet in an even layer.

4) Pulse batter one more time to make sure it’s combined and immediately pour batter into hot skillet over peaches.

5) Bake dutch baby in oven for 20-22 minutes until edges are browned and cracking and center is puffed.

6) Remove pancake from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Serve while warm with berry syrup.

For berry syrup: Combine berries with syrup and butter in a small pot over low heat. Heat until butter is melted and berries just start to break down, just a few minutes. Then remove from heat. Spoon over dutch baby slices while serving.

Adapted from a Bon Appetit recipe.

Peach Dutch Baby

A Quick Berry Syrup

To be honest, I’m not sure you need anything on top of this dutch baby besides maybe some powdered sugar and a little syrup.

So, feel free to just skip this section, but if you want something extra, this berry syrup is pretty easy to cook up.

Fresh peach dutch baby.

Berry biz.

Just add some fresh berries, a knob of butter, and a little syrup to a pot. Cook these over low heat for a few minutes until the berries start to break down.

Don’t overcook them though!

Fresh peach dutch baby.

Don’t overcook it!

Making the Dutch Baby

Before you even start the batter, get the oven preheating at 425 degrees F. Preheat a 12-inch cast iron skillet in the oven also.

The nice thing about making a dutch baby (baked pancake) is the batter is quick to whip up. You basically just add everything to a blender and pulse it until smooth!

Fresh peach dutch baby batter.

Batter time.

You really want to blend it well so some air gets into the batter. This will help it puff up while baking.

This was my finished batter!

Fresh peach dutch baby.

Blender makes it easy!

Okay. Let’s talk peaches. Mine were definitely on the ripe side and bruised in places. But hey… they tasted wonderful so in the pan they go.

Peaches for dutch baby.


When your skillet and oven are hot, carefully remove the skillet and add a few tablespoons of butter and sugar to the skillet. Stir that together and add the peach slices!

Fresh peach dutch baby.

Hot pan!

Then pour in the blender batter!

It’ll sizzle like crazy.

Fresh peach dutch baby.


This whole thing goes back in the oven and will need to bake for 20-22 minutes at 425 degrees F.

I tried to sneak a peek of this thing baking.

Peach dutch baby cooking.


When it comes out of the oven, it’ll be puffed and beautiful with crispy edges.

I just love it.

Fresh peach dutch baby.

Love the crunchy edges.

Dust the whole thing with powdered sugar, slice it up and serve it!

Fresh peach dutch baby.

Comes out clean.

Regardless of where you get your peaches, now’s the time to grab some and bake them up in a perfect dutch baby pancake!

Fresh Peach Dutch Baby: In-season, perfect peaches cooked with a fluffy pancake in a cast iron skillet and served with a quick berry syrup. A perfect late summer breakfast! |

Fresh Peach Dutch Baby: In-season, perfect peaches cooked with a fluffy pancake in a cast iron skillet and served with a quick berry syrup. A perfect late summer breakfast! |

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9 comments on “Fresh Peach Dutch Baby

  1. Iam from Georgia and I prefer SC peaches to GA peaches. CO and TX peaches are excellent. Generally, I don’t buy CA peaches because they lack taste compared to others. But, like you say ripe peaches don’t travel well.

  2. Oh, this looks so good. The problem with peaches is they need to ripen on the tree. Then, from what I’ve heard, you have about four days to eat them. Unless you pick them yourself, or live very close to the source, you probably won’t be eating them in that tiny window of opportunity. Mostly we get peaches that have been picked green and hard, and they never ripen properly. I rarely buy them for that reason. Alas, so much of our produce is tasteless for reasons of convenience to the shippers and supermarkets. But if I come across a good source for ripe peaches, wow, this looks good.

    1. Hey Cindy, you could bake it in a baking dish, but it isn’t going to be the same. Cast iron skillets are pretty all purpose and one of the first pieces of equipment I encourage people to pick up. They work great for so many dishes, this one included. You can get a really good Lodge cast iron skillet for about $35. It’ll last decades if you treat it right. In my opinion one of the best kitchen investments you can make.
      But, that said, yes… you could bake this but you don’t be able to preheat the dish (unless you have a metal baking dish) so it won’t get as crispy or puffy.

  3. Thanks Nick, a neighbor brought me one to borrow. Now must decide if it’s too hot to turn on the oven. They predict 100 degrees today.

  4. Thanks for the inspiration! I found you while searching peach breakfast recipes. I’ve seen Dutch Baby recipes for ages and never made one. What was I thinking, this is the best thing ever! Quick, easy, tasty and so adaptable. Thanks again!

  5. I haven’t had my cast iron skillet for very long and this was the first recipe I tried in the oven and the first recipe of yours! Wow, it turned out fine and was so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe, I am look forward to trying more of them! My friends were just about drooling over the finished picture, Lol!

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