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What can I do with mealy peaches?

Ingrid Ingrid Oct 31, 2006 09:58 PM

I bought about 4lbs of peaches on Sunday. They taste fresh and sweet, but are, unfortunately, quite mealy. What can I do with them?

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    beevod RE: Ingrid Ingrid Oct 31, 2006 10:04 PM

    Toss them --mealy=disgusting

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      jsaimd RE: Ingrid Ingrid Oct 31, 2006 10:21 PM

      For just you to make the palatable:

      puree them. I do this and the rare occasion we end up with mealy peaches they are fine. I put on top of my waffles in the morning as a healthier alternative to syrup. You may need to add a bit of juice if they are really mealy.

      Make them into a dessert - cooking them will help. I find they can sometimes be gummy, but they work fine.

      No need to toss good tasting fruit just because it isn't perfect!

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        sweetTooth RE: Ingrid Ingrid Oct 31, 2006 11:35 PM

        Slice, drizzle oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper and roast for 20-25 mins. Drizzle with good balsamic vinegar and enjoy. Actually, I don't know that this would make the mealiness less apparent but worth a try. I did this recently with some nectarines that had sat in the fridge too long and shrivelled a little. They turned out very yummy!

        1. babette feasts RE: Ingrid Ingrid Nov 1, 2006 01:10 AM


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