Need some ideas for ripe peach recipes? Though I love the aroma of peaches on my kitchen counter, I much prefer using them in my favorite peach dishes!
Peach cobbler, anyone?
I don’t know about you, but I’d take fresh peaches every which way.
With peach season here it’s time to think about all the ways that peaches can be used.
Besides eating fresh out of my hand-which really you can’t go wrong with, I love taking peaches and serving them with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt and a sprinkle of brown sugar.
By the way this simple dessert works great with strawberries, too.
Honestly, one of the best dessert recipes I know!
Ripe Peach Recipes: Some ideas!!!!
Overripe peaches are perfect for smushing into gin and tonics or Margaritas or making peach sangria.
And don’t forget about peach smoothies.
Don’t you just love that word smushing?
In fact, these ideas would work for most any overripe fruit, uncluding overripe peaches!
Stir the juicy fruit into your favorite quick bread or smash them up with a bit of balsamic vinegar and eat the simple sauce with grilled chicken or pork tenderloin.
Or just mix the fresh fruit into your favorite bbq sauce.
I also love grilling yellow peaches. Just brush with butter or olive oil and place them flesh side down on the grill. This is a great side dish!
Top a scoop of vanilla ice cream with sliced peaches and let everyone think you just invented the next best thing!
Or stir those smushed up peaches into this very simple DQ style ice cream and make peach ice cream!
It’s the time of year for summer fruit and I don’t let any of it go to waste.
Peach recipes are plentiful this time of year and on a hot summer day nothing is better than fresh juicy peaches!
I love the extra sweetness of white peaches and those donut peaches make my head spin; they are so good!
Another great way to use summer peaches is in peach salsa.
This simple version with green chiles is easy to make and can be used on any of your favorite grilled recipes!
Or just serve it with tortilla chips if you don’t want to make cute little wonton cups!
Peach pie is easy to make-whether you use fresh or cooked peaches.
I love serving grilled peaches on this halloumi salad and boy does this recipe have people swooning!
Peach salads are definitely the way to go in summer.
And don’t forget cream cheese poundcake. Peaches and poundcake are a perfect pairing!
But back to peach cobbler.
So easy and so loved.
Peach Math or How Many Peaches in a Pound:
4 medium peaches are about 1 pound. Each peach is roughly 1/2 cup of peach slices. It never hurts to err on the side of extra peaches!
This peach cobbler recipe calls for 6 cups of sweet peaches and no need to peel the peach skin unless you are totally anal, but I am not!
That means you will need about 12 peaches, but if they are big like mine were, I only used 7.
My favorite type of peach is a freestone peach where the flesh easily separates from the pit.
Elberta varieties are freestone peaches and tend to be on the large side.
How to Make Peach Cobbler:
This cobbler recipe will also work for nectarines or plums or any stone fruit.
Using a paring knife slice your peach in half and then if you have a pliers, pull that pit out.
If you have a better way, please let me know!
Slice the peaches into 1/4″ wedges.
Toss the peaches with brown sugar and cinnamon, and lemon juice.
Let sit while you prepare the topping.
Where to buy cinnamon? Savory spices has the best cinnamon ever!
One of my favorite ways to make this easy cobbler is to begin by browning the butter.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt and remaining cup of sugar in a medium bowl.
Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract then pour the batter over the brown butter.
Top this with your in season peaches.
Bake for about an hour until the cobbler is golden brown and bubbling around the edges.
I consider this a favorite recipe in the summer months and the best part is that it can be made with a variety of stone fruits.
This easy recipe is great on a hot day when served warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream.
With so many ways to use peaches I’d love to hear about your perfect peach recipe!
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Ripe peaches are perfect in peach cobbler and this simple recipe with brown butter is fabulous. And easy! And so, so good!
1/2 c unsalted brown butter
1 c flour
1 c sugar
1 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 c whole milk
6 c fresh peach slices-cut into 1/4″ slices
2 T dark brown sugar
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t Cinnamon-optional
Preheat oven to 375 with rack in the middle position.
Remove pits from peaches and slice them 1/4″ thick.
Transfer to a large bowl and add 2 T dark brown sugar and 1/2 t of cinnamon if you are using. Toss to combine and let sit while preparing dough.
Cook butter in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring often until it is foamy and browned. It will also stop sputtering! Pour into an 11 x 7 baking dish.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 c sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in milk and vanilla, then pour over the butter into baking dish. Top with peaches and juice.
Bake cobbler until golden brown and bubbling around the edges, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly before serving but this may also be served at room temperature with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
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