Perfect Peach Recipes
One of life’s simple pleasures is biting into a juicy peach, and we love to embrace that flavor in myriad ways. Sure, peach cobbler is a go-to, but peaches also add silky sweetness to meat dishes and soups.
Peaches come as freestone or clingstone. Freestone means that the center pit is smoother and is easily removed from the peach, while the pit of clingstone sticks to the peach flesh. When it comes to cooking, freestone peaches are your best bet.
While peaches have their peak in the summer, they are available frozen year-round. Frozen peaches are excellent to use in baked desserts, soups and jams.
When selecting peaches, look for fruits with taut skin that only slightly give to pressure. They should have a fruity aroma and not be mushy — avoid peaches with broken skin. Store unripe peaches on the kitchen counter until soft, then store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.