As I posted a week ago about my 30 lbs of peaches I just finished my last batch today. I wanted to share with you a few more yummy recipes I made using peaches. They are all worth going to the market and buying more than your family would normally eat. Do try to buy locally or from an organic farm as peaches are one of the highest pesticide fruits.
PEACH ICE CREAM
I was a little skeptical with this recipe as I have only made ice cream that you cook the eggs and milk but thought no one was pregnant and the kids are older now that we should be ok. I added additional cut up peaches at the very end per the review suggestions. It was definitely a lot easier than traditional ice cream and tasted pretty good the first day. It was pretty runny so I had it sit overnight and it was creamy that first day. I am not sure why but 2 days after that when we went for another helping it was a little icy.
I have been meaning to blog about my Kitchen Aide ice cream maker for a while. I received it last year for an anniversary present. I like the fact that I did not have to buy another appliance to plug in and store. You only need to store the bowl itself and if you have an extra freezer you may just store it in there. It has made yummy ice cream and I hope to use it more this summer and try sorbets and frozen yogurt recipes. July is Ice Cream appreciation month, If anyone has any good recipes out there let me know and I might challenge myself and waistline to a recipe a week!
I have never made homemade salsa before and I will have a hard time buying peach salsa at the grocery store onw. This was wonderful. I made it originally to serve over grilled white fish, and ended up eating a lot of it with tortilla chips. It was soo refreshing and just the right flavor combination. If I was more confident in canning I would try a recipe that you could keep for longer storage. If you think you might have left overs, which I did not, I am not sure it will last more than a day or so in the fridge. I also peeled and diced my peaches up pretty small. I found that if you dice or slice the peaches while intact with the pit you can take them off pretty easily.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and I only used green pepper because that is all I had on hand and a very small jalapeano pepper since I was serving it to kids.
Peach Blueberry Pie
I froze one last week but decided to make and bake one today for Father’s Day.
I have tried making lattice pies before but this is so much easier.
Just use a small cookie cutter and make a decorative design on the top crust. I reapply the scraps with some water a even more decorative touch. My daughter punched out the stars on this one….would make for a cute fourth of july pie!!
Enjoy the fruits of the season, it will be gone before we know it.