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I have about half a pound of dried peaches. They're much chewier than dried apricots, so rather than just eating them I was thinking of baking something with them. Any ideas/recipes? Should I reconstitute with water before using them? I'm thinking of something more like a muffin or tart, rather than a compote or chutney, but I'm open to ideas.

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  1. You can use them in savory dishes with pork or chicken, or think tagine. In baking, I'd try to soften them up a bit with liquid so they're not too chewy.

    1. i'd macerate them a bit in warm water or a mix of oj and water. they'd be lovely, chopped, in a bread or muffin that has hints of ginger or cinnamon. add almonds or pistachios for crunch. yum.

      1. Here in Georgia, dried peaches are used to make fried pies. Fresh peaches are too wet to hold together in a hand held pie. The peach flavor is more concentrated, too.
        Peach muffins are wonderful made with chopped soaked dried peaches.

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        1. re: jmcarthur8

          Yes indeed. Make biscuit dough and and roll out into circles about 1/8" thick. Fill with re-hydrated peaches, sweetening them if needed. You can bake them if you don't want to fry them.

          LIke so.

           
        2. make tzimmes with sweet potatoes, carrots, and dried peaches. Cut all of it up, put in a baking pan, add oj and some ginger, bake an hour.