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Uses for Pickled Peaches?

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r_l_kakos Jul 20, 2009 10:04 AM

Does anyone know what one does with pickled peaches? We were given a jar of homemade, home-canned, and they look beautiful, but I have no idea what to expect when I open the jar. Are they sweet? Savory? Vinegar-y? What would you serve them with? Or would you eat them all by themselves?

I did a quick search for them here, and basically I found a lot of things about pickles and peaches, but nothing together :-)

Thanks!

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  1. goodhealthgourmet Jul 20, 2009 10:55 AM

    they're sweet & sour, so depending on your preferences you can enjoy them with sweet or savory dishes. they're great with vanilla ice cream or yogurt, or as a side for baked ham, roast turkey, or buttermilk fried chicken.

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      r_l_kakos Jul 20, 2009 12:37 PM

      Oooh... that buttermilk fried chicken sounds perfect. Thanks! I was terrified of opening them and being completely (off putting-ly) surprised.

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      cocktailhour Jul 20, 2009 03:06 PM

      at a restaurant I went to this weekend, one of my tablemates raved about his appetier, which had pickled peaches layers with lots of dungeness crab and some thinly shaved fennel.

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        HillJ Jul 20, 2009 03:09 PM

        A nice addition in a simple green salad
        Served along side a piece of grilled fish
        Diced and added to cold rice salad
        Added to fish tacos

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          hippioflov Sep 24, 2011 07:05 AM

          A great way to use the vinegar is to heat it til just warm and add a little apple juice and brandy. A great toddy before bed or before a roaring fire.

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            r_l_kakos Oct 19, 2011 06:48 AM

            hey there - sorry,it's been a while since I've been back. That sounds delicious! Thanks for the suggestion.

          2. sunshine842 Oct 19, 2011 12:03 PM

            I was surprised (years ago) to be served a bowl of pickled peaches for dessert...I was expecting them to be, well, like pickles, and was delighted to find them spicy and sweet with just a little bit of tang. Yum.

            1. OCEllen Oct 19, 2011 03:38 PM

              Seems they might be excellent with roast duck or pork!

              1. Wtg2Retire Oct 20, 2011 08:02 AM

                I had not thought of pickled peaches in many, many, many years. My grandmother used to make them, but I never did. However, I have decided to make some and serve with the New Year's Day ham. Hope they go well together.

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