11 Awesome Ways To Cook With Peaches This Summer
Fuzzy, juicy, sweet and savory.
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As prime peach season falls between June and August, help yourself to a sweet dose of vitamins A and C, along with a helping of fiber.
We've crawled the internet searching for some of the best recipes around that incorporate peaches (not a cobbler among our offerings - you've got that, we figure).
Check out the recipes below for some new ways to cook with a summer favorite:
RECIPE: Peach Pot Pie
A sweet treat that blends Southern and Asian influences, peach wonton are fried and topped with powdered sugar. Amy Johnson from She Wears Many Hats suggests dipping them in caramel, whipped cream or brown butter bourbon sauce. The recipe makes 50-55 wontons, so be prepared for a major splurge (or an impromptu party). But we guarantee you won't stop at just one.
(She Wears Many Hats)
Bacon, Cheese and Peach Panini
What's better than salty bacon, creamy fontina cheese and tangy mustard? Not much, we'd argue. But blogger Kristin Porter from Iowa Girl Eats ups it another notch by adding peaches to this delicious panini. For best results, makes sure the sandwich is pressed on medium for about three to four minutes if you're using a panini maker, or until it's crispy if you're improvising with a regular old pan.
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(Iowa Girl Eats)
Greek Yogurt Peach Pancakes
Start your morning off with buttery peach pancakes. Made with Greek yogurt, Mary Loudermilk from The Kitchen Paper puts a slice of fresh peach into the batter while it's cooking. Serve with the topping of your choice.
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(The Kitchen Paper)
Zip things up with a peach salsa. While this salsa features cilantro, peppers, and jalapenos, Natasha Kravchuk from Natasha's Kitchen enjoys adding peaches because they're less acidic. She also recommends trying peach salsa on top of grilled fish or pork dishes.
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Grilled peaches are fast and can be made with a few simple ingridients: peaches, honey, gorgonzola cheese and balsamic vinegar. Polly Conner from the Thriving Home Blog advises placing the halved peaches face down on the grill and leaving them there for one to two minutes. Then flip the peaches over, fill the pit hole with the ingredients and grilling for five more minutes.
(Thriving Home Blog)
Tomato, Peach and Burrata Salad
A play on the classic tomato, basil and mozzarella salad, Maria Lichty from Two Peas & Their Pod mixes diced up tomatoes and peaches. She uses burrata and cream, and tops the ingridients off with a simple balsamic reduction and fresh basil. This is the perfect salad to serve as an appetizer at any party.
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(Two Peas & Their Pod)
Baked Peach Doughnuts with White Chocolate
Instead of using ripe peaches to make fresh jam, indulge your sweet tooth and try making doughnuts. Food blogger Averie Sunshine of Averie Cooks uses six simple ingredients for these light, airy doughnuts: peaches or nectarines, flour, sugar, baking soda, egg and vanilla extract. She adds melted white chocolate and rainbow sprinkles to dress them up.
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This mouth-watering dessert puts a fresh spin on a dessert favorite. Carla Cardello of the Chocolate Moosey says you can control your calorie intake by deciding how much cheesecake to fill your peaches with. After combining all the ingredients, bake for 30 minutes and enjoy this warm, cinnamon- and clove-infused treat.
A smooth fruity twist on the traditional recipe, this gazpacho still includes cilantro, peppers and cucumber. Lindsay Landis of Love and Olive Oil makes a summer blend, which is primarily composed of six ripe peaches. Mix in a food processor until pureed and chill for at least two hours before serving. For extra peach flavor, add minced fruit on top.
(Love and Olive Oil)
Snickerdoodle and Peach Frozen Yogurt Sandwich
A cinnamon lover's dream, this play on the classic ice cream sandwich is not only delicious, but also more nutritious. Laura Kasavan of Tutti Dolci uses sweet and tangy peach frozen yogurt as the filling to keep this dessert healthier. She recommends making the frozen yogurt the night before you want to serve these in order to avoid a mess.
Ricotta Pizza with Peaches
Erin Clarke of The Law Student's Wife combines two summer staples, peaches and fresh basil, with ricotta cheese and balsamic to create the perfet summer pizza. This recipe calls for fresh ingredients in order to experience optimal taste. Enjoy with your favorite glass of wine for a romantic evening.
(The Law Student's Wife)