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5 Summer Recipes for Peach Season

You know its summertime when you come home with a ton of peaches and you’re left in the kitchen wondering what the heck to do with all of them. In the past I would just can them and put them in the pantry for later use. That was the extent of my creativeness. Recently I have branched out, and I’m here to share some summertime peach recipes with you!  Oh and did I forget to mention that peaches are great for our health too? Did you know that just one peach contains 333mg of potassium, which according to some helps prevent bone loss and kidney stones and helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure? Peaches also contain over 10 vitamins, including Vitamin A, C and E, so eat those peaches up! These summer recipes for peach season should help make it easy to enjoy your bounty!

5 Summer Recipes with Peaches

Peach Blueberry Cashew Cobbler Summer Recipe

Ingredients:

Filling

  • 4 organic peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1 c organic/wild blueberries (I used frozen)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon (optional)
  • 1Tablespoon arrowroot powder (thickener)
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar

Cobbler Topping

Optional spices (I used 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp of the others, but you can omit or use any combination that you like):

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.

Toss fruit, lemon, sugar and arrowroot powder in bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.

Pour the fruit mixture in to baking dish. (I used a 1 1/2 Quart casserole dish)

In separate bowl combine cashew meal, salt, baking powder, sugar and spices if using, pour in the melted coconut oil, vanilla.  Hand stir until dough is well combined.

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Spoon topping over the fruit mixture.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until fruit mixture is nicely bubbling around the edges and the topping is golden brown.

Serve warm.

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*I like to let mine sit for 10-15 minutes, so it has time to sit and thicken a little (which I failed to do in the above picture).

Pickled Peaches Summer Recipe

(This is a nice alternative to canning and the flavor is so wonderful)

Directions

  1. In a large, nonreactive (stainless steel) stockpot over medium heat, bring 1 cup water, sugar, vinegar, 4 cinnamon sticks, and 12 cloves to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Allspice in a mesh boiling bag may be boiled with the peaches, but do not put into the jar. Reduce heat to medium-low and add peaches. Gently simmer, without reaching a boil, until peaches are heated through and a fork pierces the fruit with no resistance, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon and divide the peaches as equally as possible among 6 sterilized 1-pint canning jars, placing peach cavity side down. Add 1 of the remaining cinnamon sticks and 2 of the remaining cloves to each jar. Spoon cooking liquid into jars, filling each to within 1/2 inch of rim. Wipe the lip of each jar rim with a clean, wet cloth to remove any syrup or bits of fruit; then top each jar with a flat lid and screw on a threaded ring band without tightening completely. Roll jars on their sides to release any air bubbles that might be trapped in peach cavities; turn upright. Remove ring bands and lids, and add more cooking liquid, if needed because of settling, to fill jars to within 1/2 inch of rim. Replace lids and threaded ring bands, tightening completely to seal. Store pickled peaches in refrigerator for up to 8 weeks.  Serve cold.

Peach Ice Cream Summer Recipe

  • I c raw organic cashews soaked and drained
  • 4 cups frozen organic peaches
  • 1/4 c sweetener I prefer raw honey or pure maple syrup. I have used stevia which Has worked also.
  • A dash of sea salt

Directions:

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until creamy (looks like soft serve ice cream). Depending on blender you might want to add a splash of water to get the blending started. If using fresh peaches the outcome will be more liquid, which you can pour in to Popsicle molds

Peach Strawberry Lemonade Summer Recipe

Here’s an easy, refreshing twist on classic lemonade. Perfect for your next summer fun get together!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups chopped organic peaches
  • 6 ounces fresh organic strawberries
  • ¾ cup organic sugar or organic honey
  • 1 cup fresh organic lemon juice (5 or 6 lemons)

Directions:

  1. Bring water, peaches, strawberries, and sugar or honey to a gentle simmer for three minutes. Don’t let the mixture boil.
  2. Cool mixture.
  3. Pour mixture into your blender
  4. Strain mixture into a pitcher and discard solids.
  5. Add lemon juice.
  6. Pour over ice and add water to taste.
  7. Garnish with a few sliced strawberries
  8. Enjoy!

*Makes 4 servings.

Peach Mango Lime Salsa Summer Recipe

This one is great on grilled chicken or fish!

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1 organic mango peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp organic raw honey or more to taste
  • Juice of 2 limes, about 1/4 cup juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons diced organic red and green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced organic jalapeno pepper, or to taste
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped organic cilantro
  • 1 small organic clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped organic red onion
  • A dash of sea salt and ground black pepper

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until serving time. The flavors are best if the salsa is refrigerated for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with grilled or broiled fish, pork, or chicken.
Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups.

Tip: If the fruit is under-ripe, toss with some lime juice and 1 tablespoon sugar. Set aside to macerate for 15 minutes before adding the other ingredients and refrigerating.

Those are our picks for delicious peach summer recipes. What’s your favorite way to use peaches in your summer recipes?

 

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