What's easier (and arguably even tastier) than peach pie? These adorable individual peach cobblers from Anna O'Steen of Lovely Lady Cakes. Watch the video to learn how to make them, then bake up a batch before peach season comes to a close.
Few things kill a peach pie faster than flabby, long-cooked skin. Luckily, peeling peaches is far less daunting than it may appear on the outset. A few quick steps are all that separate an exceptional peach pie from a total flop.
Score the Skin
Use a sharp paring knife to score the skin, by making a very shallow cut (avoid marring the flesh as much as possible) into the pointed end of each peach, in an x-shape. This will aid the peeling process later on.
Keep reading to learn how to easily peel peaches.
Fuzzy, juicy peaches: we'll miss you terribly. As Summer comes to a close, it's time to bid adieu to one of our favorite stone fruits, and there's no better way to do so than with a peach party! Head to the farmer's market and pick up a load of ripe peaches to send off this sweet seasonal fruit off in style. And remember — it's not "goodbye" but "see you later."
Sorry, red, but there's nothing more refreshing on a Summer day than a white sangria. Grab a bottle of your favorite crisp white wine, throw in some peaches and mango, and kick off the party with a bang.
Grilled Peach Salad
Get sizzling with a tasty grilled peach salad. Don't forget to pair it with a tangy grapefruit dressing for a sweet-savory balance.
One of Summer's best treats are peaches. The sweet, floral fruit is packed with vitamins A and C and also provides a decent serving of potassium. And while peaches are good on their own, they're sometimes even better when cooked up in a recipe. From salads to desserts, main courses, and appetizers, here are 13 healthy recipes that celebrate the Summer peach. And whether you're gluten-free, omnivore, vegan, low-carb, or vegetarian, there's a dish here for everyone!
Crisps, crumbles, cobblers, and the like will never beat out a layer cake in the looks department, but I'll choose the former over the latter nine times out of 10. Not only do these rustic fruit desserts require far less effort to bake up — particularly crucial during lazy Summer months — but they also tend to win on the taste front, provided your fruit is of the stellar sort.
This recipe is no exception. As it cooks, the peaches and berries bubble away until exiting the oven a more concentrated, intense version of themselves. Add to the mix a blanket of tender, sugar-crusted biscuits, and the combination is nearly impossible to beat. Even better, leftovers (if you have any) can be repurposed as an indulgent breakfast when served with a sizable dollop of plain yogurt.
"Get your cherries fresh and ripe! These are the sweetest you've ever tasted!" a man called out to me as I walked past my neighborhood farmers market this morning. He's right: this month is the perfect time to enjoy Bing and Rainier cherries at their most succulent, firm, and flavorful. We're in the middle of stone fruit season that bears a bounty of apricots, plums, peaches, and their hybrid fruits all the way through the end of the Summer and into Fall. From salads to salsas and sweet treats, here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy the fruit family — aside from eating 'em out of hand, of course.
— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb
Stone fruits like peaches are at their peak right now, and while eating a juicy one out of hand simply can't be beat, there are countless ways to incorporate them into your cooking — and not just desserts at that.
Use peaches as a savory ingredient to jazz up your plate, even if it's in a simple preparation, like sliced over mozzarella and bread. From grilled appetizers to pizza, we've got plenty of suggestions. Here are eight of our favorite ideas.
- Bacon lovers: flip for pancetta-wrapped peaches straight off the grill.
- Caramelize stone fruit on the barbie; toss in cooled peaches to a mixed green salad.
- Add sweet-tart layers of flavor to a roasted veggie pasta salad.
- Foil piquant peaches with creamy goat cheese and fenugreek for an unexpectedly exotic surprise.
For four more ideas, keep reading.
July is peak time for peaches, those stone fruits so known for their floral aroma, fuzzy skin, and juicy flesh. To take full advantage of the fact that right now they're at the apex of their ripeness, I stopped by San Jose's J&P Farms — Santa Clara County's last working orchard. After taking a stroll through the rows of peach trees, I spoke with owner Phil Cosentino about peach season.
While peaches are ready as early as May and available until late September, peach season is at its peak in July and August — although since peach season began early this year due to warmer weather, it'll wrap up sooner than usual.
Keep reading to find out how to pick the perfect peach.
The grill does wonders with burgers, but it can be used for salads, too. This grilled peach version features grapefruit segments and a tangy grapefruit dressing that helps balance the sweetness from the stone fruit.
The key to perfect grill marks is by using peaches that are underripe, as well as resisting the temptation to flip the peaches too early. An easy way to test this is by attempting to lift the peach: if it's suctioned to the grill, it's not ready. Don't force it; when a char mark forms, the peach will almost effortlessly come off the grill.
To try the recipe, keep reading.