Peaches, Peaches, And More Peaches! Help!

United States
July 28, 2008 10:07am CST
The peaches are beginning to ripen on the trees in my yard. I go through this every year. I bake, I can, I freeze and give away more peaches than you can imagine. I sell some and I eat some. I'm looking for new ideas now. Tell me please. What should I do with all these peaches? I would also enjoy using your cobbler recipe. I have several and love to try them all. What's your favorite cobbler recipe or peach pie recipe? Do you have anything 'different' you do with peaches?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I make a very simple peach desert, I guess you could call it a cobbler. Melt a stick of butter in the bottom of a baking dish. I use the oven to melt the butter. Mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, and 2 teaspoons of baking soda and pour it over the butter. DO NOT STIR! Spoon a few cups on fresh or frozen or even canned peaches(use juice with canned ones) over the top. DO NOT STIR! Place in 350 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Thanks lily. I'm gonna try this.....sounds good.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Here are some healthy and yummy peach recipes: Peach Salsa 4 peaches, peeled and cut in cubes 2 tablespoon lime juice 3 green onions, chopped 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon finely chopped, seeded jalapeno pepper Salt & Pepper to taste Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Peach Smoothie Puree 2 peaches (unpeeled), 1 banana, 1 cup milk (or soy milk), and enough ice to make a slushy texture. Light Peach Cobbler 6 medium peaches, sliced 6 T sugar 1 T cornstarch 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup flour * 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp table salt 3 T trans fat-free margarine 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven to 375°F In a large saucepan, combine peaches, 5 T of the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon; toss to coat peaches. Set pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook till thick, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to an 8-inch square baking pan. To make the topping, in a large bowl, combine flour, remaining tablespoon of sugar, baking powder and salt. Work in margarine with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and stir until flour mixture is evenly moistened. Drop spoonfuls of topping onto peach mixture. Bake until golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes.
• United States
28 Jul 08
Thanks for the great recipes brimia. I'm gonna try all of them.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Jul 08
peach jam is mighty good. homemade peach ice cream is wonderful.my cobbler recipe is just made up in my head but here it is. fix peaches, add alot of butter, vanilla flavoring,i use altern a generic splenda that u can get at wal-mart. i usually cook the peaches on top of the stove for a little while unless they are over-ripe. pour that in a baking dish, lattice your crust on top & bake. i put a litlle altern & butter ion the top of the crust. i love peach cobbler orany kind of cobbler.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Jul 08
i forgot about peach freezer. it's good to. the recipe is in the sure-jell box.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Thanks lady. A lot of butter, now that sounds good!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Jul 08
you are welcome. enjoy!!!
@kareng (7980)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Oh wow, what a nice problem to have! I am very sorry, I don't have any recipes for you--I seldom have time to make goodies! You can use them as toppings on pancakes and ice cream though. That sounds good! My mouth is watering just thinking of all the fresh peaches. I love them. I think I may have to try planting a tree when we get moved :)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Some problem to have huh kareng. It's nice to have such a problem. lol
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Maybe you could barter some off in trade for other fresh fruits and/or vegetables??
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
28 Jul 08
Have You Ever tried making some Peach Chutney? It Goes well with Spicy foods...Or how about Peach Jam? I like Peaches,but wouldn't know what to do with them in Quantity! There's the Classic Ice Cream Dessert,the Peach Melba (Vanilla Ice Cream,Peaches,with a drizzle of Raspberry Sauce)..I think I'd like to have some fruit growing on my property. The Neighbour who used to Mow my Grass,Robert,Discovered a couple of Strawberry plants in an overgrown Border in the Garden..He later was killed in a Car Crash,and I liked the idea of "His" Strawberries still being around to remember him By..Another Neighbour,being Neighbourly,some time later noticed the Grass getting long again and having time and a Mower decided to help without saying anything,and I came back to a tamed Garden..but He'd weeded out the Border along with the Strawberries! I was appreciative of the help,but a bit ambivalent at the same time.. Hope the Peach thing works out!
• United States
28 Jul 08
Yes shepherd, I make chutney too. As well as jam, jelly preserves, and other things. I enjoy giving them to neighbors and friends too.
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@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I have an idea! you can send some to me! lol I miss being able to get the fresh peaches that are grown in Fredricksburg, Texas. My dad always goes and gets a bunch of them and freezes them. Which if you haven't you could try doing what he does, he skins and cuts the peaches up, mixes in a little of the 'fruit fresh' and freezes them in freezer bags. He has always had good luck with doing them that way and they come out just as fresh as the day he cut them up.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
I wish they would mail well - - - I would send you a BUNCH! I heard the price of a bushel of peaches this year in Fredericksburg is outrageous! Something like almost $200.00 for a bushel. I freeze a lot of peaches that way. They are soooo good in the middle of winter. I usually freeze them in 1 cup sizes, just the right amount.
• United States
28 Jul 08
WOW, hadn't heard the price this year. You can get peaches up here in PA, but they just don't taste the same.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Can you get a booth at your local farmers market or give them away to neighbors? I would make as much jelly & per serves as possible then when the craft fair season hits, get a booth. I bet you'd make a fortune! You are lucky to have a tree like that. My hubby loves peaches but they are so expensive.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
I could get a booth at the farmer's market, but I end up selling them in my garage sale (lol) without having to spend the cash for the booth at the market. I make loads of jelly and stuff all the time and either sell it or give it away to friends.
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@bizmom24 (163)
• United States
28 Jul 08
We too have peach tree's and we get alot too, and like you we eat them, give them away, make peach cobbler, and what's left over my son likes to blend up in the blender with other fruits and make his own smoothie. we have apple tree's and lemon tree's and plum tree's. we also give them away to our friends who love it when it's peach time.the peach fruit smoothie is good. Bizmom24
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@dropofrain (1168)
• India
28 Jul 08
Peaches are one of the nutritious fruit. So it can be very well used as a face pack for your face. It brings an absolute glow to your face. Apart from that you can make a peach shake from the pulp which is again very tasty and nutritious. Still if you have peaches then try sending it to the people iof my lot. I am sure, they will exhaust.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I would love some peaches!! The ones we get in the store just don't compare to "real" ones. Peach pie has been sounding pretty good to me ;)
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
you got a delicious problem there friend!:) am sorry i dont have recipes for you..but you can actually sell them so that you'll earn from those fruits. or you can also make preseves out of them and you can sell the preserve peaches as well. how many trees do you have by the way?
@crazy286 (269)
• India
29 Jul 08
hmm.. thats so cool. you can do a lot of things. make some jelly out of those peaches open up a small cottage industry of home made peach jelly and sell it in schools to the kids at lunch. you will make a lot of money. if you can think of a plan and make an ice cream flavour then it will be next fortune 500 company. go ahead peach pie.
@Sheribabe (446)
• United States
28 Jul 08
After reading this I'm seriously craving anything made with peaches. I love fresh peaches. Being diabetic, having a peach as a snack is welcomed for a sweet snack! I would love to be your neighbor!!!! You could send me some anytime you'd like!!!! YUM YUM!!!!
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
28 Jul 08
My in-laws peach trees have just begun producing alot fo peaches this year. They gave me quite a few yesterday. My cobbler recipe is the same as the one shared my lilybug, so I have no new ideas for you.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Peach cobbler sounds so good right now! That is great that you can and freeze them. I think Peach Jam sounds good, though I don't have any idea how to make it. But, I love peaches so I'd like anything that is made with them.