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Jelly Belly Aug 21, 2011 01:53 PM

This year we've had a bumper crop of peaches. They have been absolutely succulent eaten raw with all the juices running from the first bite. Aside from the delicious crisp, crumbles and melbas that cook the peaches, what are your deliciously inventive ways to enjoy fresh peaches?

  1. ipsedixit Aug 21, 2011 02:14 PM

    Someone will probably tell you to search (like this one: http://goo.gl/iiUHK), but not me!

    I'll just go ahead and suggest my favorite way to use fresh peaches (having my own peach tree myself, I speak from experience).

    Ice cream and sorbet. That's what I do with fresh, straight from the tree peaches (aside from eating them raw of course).

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      magiesmom Aug 21, 2011 02:14 PM

      Peach and tomato salad with red onion, hot pepper , fresh mint and a little sherry vinegar. Most beautiful with a mix of tomato colors.

      Cold peach soup: peaches, ginger, yogurt, maybe a bit of honey,immersion or regular blender.

      1. escargot3 Aug 21, 2011 06:30 PM

        grilled + vanilla ice cream

        1. Chocolatechipkt Aug 25, 2011 10:16 AM

          Lucky you!

          Peach-raspberry shortcakes

          Peach bbq sauce: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/por...
          (I haven't made the full recipe, just the sauce

          )

          peach-mango salsa

          peach-almond french toast with peaches in maple syrup (recipe from Bobby Flay)

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            cleopatra999 Sep 14, 2011 07:52 AM

            I too have this 'problem' this year, although not from my own crop, bought a case of them and they are perfect.

            I am going to a dinner party tomorrow night and am wondering what I should do with them, the gang is Australian and are going nuts over peaches (not something they enjoy often over there). So I trying to figure out how to best showcase them.

            Any suggestions? I last made a peach and huckleberry gallette for them, and we had mixed berries and fresh peaches with ice cream.

            I have an ice cream maker, I was debating making a vanilla or dulche de leche ice cream with a warm peach sauce and candied nut (pecan, walnut???) or crumble.

            Open to thoughts.

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              cleopatra999 Sep 14, 2011 08:04 AM

              this recipe sounds great! But what kind of ice cream would I do (I don't want to do the cane syrup one)? Butter pecan, maple pecan or straight vanilla? It says can be made 2 hours ahead, do you think it would survive about 5 hours?

              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          2. geminigirl Sep 14, 2011 01:22 PM

            This was fun to make...
            http://www.yumsugar.com/52-Weeks-Baki...

            1. Niki in Dayton Sep 14, 2011 01:30 PM

              I made the best peach ice-cream ever this year from a very simple recipe I found on line. 2 cups of half-and-half, 2 cans of evaporated milk, 2 cups of sugar, juice of 1 lemon, and about 4 cups of peaches (after processing in blender). Peel and process fresh peaches with lemon juice. Stir sugar into milk and cream until dissolved, then stir in peach mixture. Refrigerate until very cold, then put into ice-cream maker and make wonderful peach ice-cream!

              I liked the recipe so well I've done it with rasberries and blackberries as well, but it's fabulous with ripe peaches.

              1. jmcarthur8 Sep 14, 2011 03:10 PM

                I love peach/cilantro salsa over grilled salmon. With a nice hint of jalapeno thrown in. I love the hot/cold/sweet/spicy combo.

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                  Chocolatechipkt Sep 15, 2011 07:17 PM

                  That sounds great!

                2. perk Sep 14, 2011 03:27 PM

                  I've been putting them in salads...mostly arugula, peaches, prosciutto with a balsamic dressing.
                  Also...a favorite dessert...i brush peaches with balsamic and throw them on the grill. Then slice and put them on vanilla bean gelato. Yum!

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