What to do with bad peaches?
I love peaches from Ontario. Last week I bought nice peaches at the market, that looked almost ripe. I waited a few days, but it turns out it was a bad batch. The texture (grainy and dense) and taste (unsweet) were just wrong.
My question is: Instead of throwing them away, is there a way I could them in a recipe that would actually turn out nice?
I've been using crappy peaches like this in tomato-based sauces (not for pasta). They still bring a bit of fruitiness irrespective of how they taste on their own.
Those were the Ontario peaches on special in the baskets, right?
Grate them into a salad?
I think cooking could just concentrate the badness. Then again you might want to try to throw together a mini cobbler and more sugar or honey to see if that helps.
I got some mealy ones too. I chopped them up and used in a blender milkshake. pureed and strained they'd still be useful.
I generally pick my own peaches (except this year due to the drought) and expensively finally learned that peaches often don't ripen if they weren't ripe on the tree.