I live in Palisade Peach country… some say, we have the best peaches in the world! We also have an abundance of them.
Surely you’ll find this type of fruits where you live, as long it’s the season. But do remember that fresh peaches tend to go from rock-solid to super mushy within 1-2 weeks, so it is important to keep an eye and eat or use them up quickly.
And to help you with that, we’ve listed some great recipe ideas for you to learn and make it at home.
Here are some recipes ideas 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 ones, remember to peel the skin as they taste better.
2. Peach Cobbler
The perfect summer dessert! It puts peaches on center stage. I love this Fresh Peach Cobbler recipe from the “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 the whole peaches, which saves you so much time.
4. Peach Muffins
Incorporate peaches into your breakfast through muffins or other pieces of bread. Just dice them up without skin and add them into any pre-made batter. My favourite is – using a blueberry muffin mix and adding in peaches, the flavour is simply divine.
5. Oatmeal & Cereal Topping
I eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning & my favourite topping is a diced peach. Try it, you will love it!
You can freeze peach slices to throw into smoothies throughout the year. To freeze peaches get rid of the skin, cut them into cubes or slices, and then pack and freeze in a ziplock bag with a tiny bit of water.
7. Peach Tarte Tatin
Tart Tatin from Online Culinary School – this is a famous French upside-down on the apple tart. Easy to make it by covering the bottom of a shallow baking dish with butter, sugar, then, well.. watch it. Fun 🙂 to make it with clear instructions.
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.
And if you really like this fruit and fancy discovering where you can use them in your diet why not trying Taste of Home: 35 fresh Peach recipes
Get out and enjoy making recipes using fresh Peaches!