Using the Produce Box Peaches

Got peaches? Make some good cheap eats with this seasonal fruit from the produce box.

peaches

I am drowning in peaches. This happened last summer, too. The produce box provides dozens of peaches every week. And since no one likes them cooked, we’re stuck with what to do with them.

Today I tossed about 7 peaches from two weeks ago. They’d been refrigerated, but they still molded. No fun!

So tomorrow, I’m attacking the peaches. Here’s what’s in store:

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Peaches – I’ll be making my breakfast tomorrow with Greek yogurt and sliced peaches instead of berries. Easy peasy.

Spiced Grilled Fish with Peach Salsa – Thursday’s dinner on the meal plan is grilled fish. I happen to have fresh cilantro and some hot peppers from the produce box, so we’re set on this favorite family meal.

Peach Shortcake 2

Peach Shortcakes with Butter Pecan Ice Cream – I bought the ice cream on sale earlier in the week, but I might be tempted to serve these with honey-whipped cream instead, to cut the sugar. Sounds like the perfect dessert for summer, doesn’t it?

summer popsicles

Yogurt-Peach Popsicles – Since I got my popsicle molds all retrofitted, we’re ready to keep the freezer stocked. A food processor makes quick work of peaches.

 Homemade Juice – Ginger Peach sounds pretty darn good. I’ll fill it out with carrots and maybe some pears.

That’s what we’ll be doing with OUR peaches.

How ’bout YOU?

 

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  1. Halve the peaches, remove the pit, grill a minute or two on each side (gets them warm and with nice grill marks, but not yucky. I don’t like cooked peaches either), then add a spoonful of goat cheese and drizzle with a little honey. MMMMM. My 5 year old just has them with honey.

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      So, they don’t taste like slugs that way? It’s the cooked, sickly-sweet, mushy peach that we don’t like.

  2. How about slice and freeze as an addition to winter smoothies, or freezer jam for toast or adding to yogurt??

  3. Sally McQuaid says:

    I love making peach butter. YUM!!! We can it and give it away as gifts the rest of the year.

  4. Have you ever made a fresh peach pie? It is so good! You make a pat in the pan crust, cook a Jello mixture, mix it with sliced peaches, and pour in the crust. Let it get firm in the fridge and you’re done! No cooked peaches! I’ll give you the recipe if you’re interested. :)

  5. I make jam with mine and I put mine in the dehydrator to dehydrate for fried peach pies in the winter.

  6. Slicing them over oatmeal with maple syrup and a drizzle of cream is our current fave :) I always slice and freeze a bunch for smoothies as well, and freezer jam is a good option since they’re not cooked (but use Surejell pectin, because I had a terrible time with Ball’s!) Maybe peach ice cream or sorbet? Peaches are definitely one of my favorite fresh fruits :)

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      Sounds yummy! Yes, planning to do sorbet, but I guess I forgot that, too. I must have been tired when I wrote that post.

  7. I love, love, love peaches – I wish I had this problem this week – they were on sale here, but still $2 a lb, and they didn’t look good, so I didn’t buy any – my dad usually brings me a basket at some point while he’s driving through. :) I can’t wait.

  8. Out in Az peaches were just on sale for 49 cents a pound. I bought 30 pounds and am getting ready to put them in the freezer tomorrow. Love thawed peaches in some Cheerios or Grapenuts.

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