Celebrate peach season with these peach sticky buns! These light and fluffy buns are studded with peach slices. A perfect sweet treat to enjoy any time of day!
Why you’ll love these peach sticky buns!
Baking up some sweet bread … with a sticky glaze … and a smattering of fresh peaches rolled in is never a bad way to spend some time.
The peaches mixed so beautifully with the brown sugar and butter and caramelized in to something you just have to try!
Ingredients and Substitutions
Peaches – I loved these with fresh, in-season peaches but canned peaches should work just as well here. For canned peaches, lay out on some paper towel for a few minutes to absorb some of the extra liquid before adding to the buns.
Yeast – you can use either Active Dry Yeast or Instant Yeast for these sticky buns.
I baked my buns up in a long loaf pan (4×11), which perfectly held 6 large buns in one row. You could also make these in a regular loaf pan, cutting them a little thinner and lining them up in two rows of 3 or 4. Or try an 8-inch round baking pan and bake them in the round.
Get the Recipe: Peach Sticky Buns
For the bread:
- 1/4 cup milk, warmed to lukewarm (about 105F)
- 1/2 cup water, warmed to lukewarm (about 105F)
- 2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry or Instant Yeast
- 2 1/2 - 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled or 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
For the filling:
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 6 Tablespoons butter, cold
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 peaches, peeled and thinly sliced
- 6 Maraschino cherries, optional
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the lukewarm water and milk. Add the yeast, stir and let stand 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of the flour, the white sugar and salt. Add the melted butter, mix in, then add the egg and mix in. Begin adding the last bit of flour, in small increments and mixing between additions, until you have a smooth, moist dough. Knead a minute or so on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, then add to a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining butter. (I just cut the butter into the sugar with a pastry blender. You could also mix it together in a food processor). Place 1/3 cup of brown sugar mixture into the bottom of a loaf pan. Add 2 Tablespoons water and stir together to make a sauce (may be a bit lumpy, but not to worry. The lumps are butter and that will melt). Place the maraschino cherries on top of the sauce, if using.
- Roll the dough into a 9 x 14-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly on the dough, then sprinkle the sliced peaches on top. From the long side, roll up jelly roll style, trying not to pull or stretch the dough too much as you roll. Pinch the seam together and place on a cutting board, seam side down. Cut into 6 - 8 even slices (*I like to cut 1/2-inch off each end and then measure the remaining, divide by 6 or 8 and then pre-mark the dough lightly with the edge of the knife). Place the slices cut side up in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 40 - 60 minutes or until the dough has doubled.
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Bake for about 35 minutes. Check at the 30 minute mark and cover loosely with foil if it is getting too brown on top. Remove from oven. Allow to rest for 5 minutes in the pan. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, then invert onto a cooling rack covered with a piece of parchment on top, to cool. To avoid a gummy dough, allow to cool almost completely before pulling off that first piece (I know it's hard to resist, but remember you can always warm it back up a bit with a few seconds in the microwave later).
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Hi! I’m Jennifer, a home cook schooled by trial and error and almost 40 years of getting dinner on the table! I love to share my favourite recipes, both old and new, together with lots of tips and tricks to hopefully help make your home cooking enjoyable, stress free, rewarding and of course, delicious!
Oh these buns look glorious, Jennifer! I was all set to bake today because it was cooler and rainy but woke up to sunshine! I might have to postpone and play outside for a while!
Thanks so much, Julia :)
Oh my goodness, maybe you should open a little shop and start on that million dollars! I would buy these in a heartbeat. I’m buying huge bags of peaches these days and always looking for fun new ways to use them. This is a wonderful idea!
Thanks Chris. They were a delicious treat. Love the peaches in these :)
I can’t imagine anything better for summer breakfast than these!
Thanks Toni :)
Hi Jennifer, peach sticky buns sound dreamy, love the way the inside texture looks.
Thanks Cheri. The dough in these is so nice – really light and flaky.
Just gorgeous, I know these would be fantastic with my morning coffee! :)
Thanks Laura and these were especially nice in the morning, I must say :)
The pull apart texture of breads like this is so awesome, and I love that you used peaches!
Thanks Sue. I love a good pullapart bread :)
Wow Jennifer, peach sticky buns! Awesome idea! I love how you baked them in the loaf pan too! Pinning these!! Have a great weekend!
Thanks so much, Mary Ann :)
It would be dangerous to keep this peach sticky buns in my house because I would eat them all!
It was dangerous here, too Nicole. Thankfully, my husband really enjoyed these, so ate most of them ;)
I am so impressed with your fruit laden sweet bread recipes. You are a wonderful baker with beautiful creations and gorgeous photos! I tried making a peach sweet bread twist but it still needs work. Peaches and bread are perfect together and this sticky bun version sounds and looks amazing! Good for you Jennifer!
Thanks so much, Tricia. Peaches are always a bit tricky because there is so much moisture in them.
I was loving the weather yesterday! I wore a long sleeve and drank tea. A sticky bun would have made everything better though – I have so many peaches right now!!
I have a house full of peaches, too, Katrina. Have to enjoy them while they’re so good :)
This looks AMAZING, Jennifer! I want to reach through the screen and rip off a huge piece for myself. Love the idea of peaches in the filling. I wish peach season would never end!
Thanks Sarah. The peaches were perfect in these!