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May 9, 2009 09:15 AM

Gonna eat a lot of peaches

Its peach season here and I was wondering if any of you had any suggestions or recipes on what to do with freshly picked peaches. Would love some ideas for sauces or marinades.

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  1. Do you have white peaches? Those and prosecco for bellinis.

    I invented (ha, right) a fruit pancake that works well with peaches. Basically I thin-sliced peaches into a frying pan with a little butter, using just enough slices to be about the size of a pancake. I browned the fruit, took it off the burner, added a dash of rum and lit that. When the rum burned off, I turned the burner back on and added dollops of pancake mix to make individual pancakes that way. They were incredibly good, with or without anything added. A long, flat grill could work better for this to do several at once, but be really careful with the flaming rum.

    If you wanted to get really adventurous you could make peach vinegar:

    1. I think its CI that has a great small batch preserve recipe. Does not include canning, and there is not a lot of sugar, so it doesn't keep TOO long, but it's easy and good. I'll try to find a link.
      Not sure if you can see it if your not a subscriber, but it's called "Easy Fresh Fruit Jam".

      "Easy Fresh Fruit Jam".

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      1. I love grilled peached served with sweetened mascarpone cheese or a little burbon butter

        You can use in BBQ sauces!

        Jams and jellys

        Put in salads and salsas

        1. I'm jealous! Have you tried poached peaches? The resulting color has a big “wow” factor – it’s like a sunset in a bowl. Cut your peaches in half, removing the stones but keeping the skin on (the skin coloring will transfer to the peach flesh). For the poaching liquid combine: 3 cups water, 3 cups sugar, 2 tbsp vanilla, 2 tbsp lemon juice, and 2 cloves. (If you’re feeling fancy you can add a cinnamon stick, 2 long strips lemon zest, and some red wine in place of the water.) Once your liquid has simmered for 5 min, carefully add a few halves at time and simmer 4 mins/side. Remove with a slotted spoon and cool then peel. Serve over ice cream, ideally with a drizzle of warm maple syrup. Gah!

          1. Peach puzzle! it's an upside down pie from a Cook's country cookbook. I just made it with friends and it was AMAZING! very simple and super good.


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            1. re: Bryn

              I gather that the pits are left in the peaches?

              1. re: Sharuf

                Yes. they were easy to cut around.