A sad basket of peaches...what to do
- grandgourmand Aug 30, 2011 12:51 PM
My peach season has been hit and miss. And I've got a big miss in my most recent basket. They're juicy, smell nice, but are devoid of sweetness. What's a guy to do? Don't want to eat them, really, and don't want to toss them.
I'm thinking freezer jam...any other ideas?
I had the same sitch a few weeks back and made jam - but stovetop, not freezer. Just some sugar, squeeze of lemon, pinch of salt. Why not? :)
That is sad . . . . :(
I do a lot of infused vodkas with fruit. Peaches are so sweet that it turns the vodka into almost a syrup. I wonder if you used these peaches if you could almost get an "eau de vie" type peach vodka out of them . . . . worth a shot if you ask me.
Slice them in half, remove the pit and press and mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and fresh grated ginger into each half and roast in the oven until tender. Served over or alongside ice cream-oh so good!
Crockpot peach butter. You can sweeten it up w/ a hit of apple or white grape juice, or some agave syrup, if you don't want it to be cloying. A fast fruit salsa combining those peaches with some mango, papaya, pineapple, red onion and cilantro would be lovely on fish....w/ the other fruits compensating for the lack of the peaches' sweetness. Don't forget to hit that with a good squeeze of lime or lemon or bitter orange. And i wonder how they'd be sliced and grilled and finished with a spoonful of dulce de leche, over very nice vanilla ice cream?