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Dried peach recipes?

Pia Mar 26, 2012 08:28 AM

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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    magiesmom Apr 1, 2012 09:30 AM

    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.

    1. jmcarthur8 Apr 1, 2012 03:13 AM

      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
        kengk Apr 1, 2012 09:38 AM

        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. hotoynoodle Mar 26, 2012 10:12 AM

        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. monavano Mar 26, 2012 09:08 AM

          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.

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