I live in Palisade Peach country… we have the best peaches in the world! We also have an abundance of them. Fresh peaches tend to go from rock solid to super mushy within 1-2 weeks, so it is important to use them up quickly. Here are some ideas and recipes using fresh peaches…
1. Peach Salsa
By the time I have an abundance of fresh peaches, I also have a plethora of tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños. Peach salsa is the perfect mix of spicy and sweet. I enjoy this peach salsa recipe from Ree at The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Instead of using canned peach use, fresh with the skin removed.
2. Peach Cobbler
The perfect summer dessert! It puts peaches on center stage. I love this Fresh Peach Cobber recipe from the blog A Sweet Pea Chef. Most of the ingredients you probably already have on hand, so you can get baking right away.
3. Peach Sorbet
The best part is that you can freeze peaches whole, which saves so much time.
4. Peach Muffins
Incorporate peaches into your breakfast through muffins or other breads. Just dice them up without skin and add them into any pre-made batter. My favorite is using a blueberry muffin mix and adding in peaches, the flavor profile is delicious.
5. Oatmeal & Cereal Topping
I eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning & my favorite topping is a diced peach. Try it, you will love it!
Freeze peach slices to throw into smoothies throughout the year. To freeze peaches slice them without the skin, and then freeze in a ziplock bag with a little water.
7. Fruit Kabobs
Fun for kids & adults. Add peaches, berries, apples, and oranges onto a skewer for a playful snack. Door to Door Organics has a great Peach & Melon Fruit Kabobs recipe.
8. Grilled Peaches
Everything is better on the grill, and there is no exception when it comes to peaches. The grill marks add a great finishing touch.
Peach juice is delicious! It can be high in natural sugars, so try to control how much you consume in one sitting. When juicing be sure to throw away the pit as it is said to have trace amounts of sinai in it.
Of course if you have a surplus of peaches, you can always can them to eat through the year. Don’t know how to can? Try finding a canning class at your local community college.
Get out and enjoy making recipes using fresh Peaches! If you want the best come to Palisade, Colorado!