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Peachy-Keen Ways to Enjoy Peaches

Each summer I look forward to adding fresh, ripe, juicy-sweet peaches to breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts in a variety of ways. Of course, eating peaches out of hand is always a favorite, but why stop there?

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Dried Fruit ChewsDo you look forward to adding fresh, ripe, juicy-sweet peaches to breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts in a variety of ways? I do! Of course, eating peaches out of hand is always a favorite, but why stop there? For example, try Peach Coconut Freeze for an elegant and easy summer dessert.

Look for peaches with skins that show a background color of yellow or warm cream. The amount of pink or red blush on their cheeks depends on the variety and is not a reliable indicator of ripeness. Undertones of green indicate the peaches may have been picked too soon. Choose fruits that are mildly fragrant and that yield slightly to pressure along the seam, even if they may otherwise be fairly firm. Peaches at this stage of ripeness will soften if kept at room temperature for a few days. (Avoid rock-hard peaches.)

This summer, when the peaches are at their best, take full advantage of every last succulent juicy, ripe one you possibly can! Here’s how:

If you have a favorite peach recipe, share it in the comments section below. 

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