Beyond Cobbler: 12 Ways to Eat Fresh Peaches

by in In Season, August 18th, 2014

12 Ways to Eat Fresh PeachesWhen a recent trip to the farmers market left me with more peaches than I could get through before some pushy fruit flies set up a serious colony, I did what first sprang to mind: I made a peach crisp. And it was delicious. But just as the last crumbs were gobbled up, a new question loomed: What am I going to do with the other 50 peaches in this box? That’s when I started hunting for delicious ideas and found these.

1. Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze (pictured above): The sweetness of fresh peaches meets just the right amount of heat in this one from Bobby Flay.

2. Fresh Peach Cake: Think of a pineapple upside-down cake, but even more decadent because this is a recipe from Ina Garten — one I can’t wait to make.

3. Grilled Peach Salad with Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette: Looking to spice up your favorite leafy greens for lunch? Try the magic of crispy bacon plus juicy peaches on top.

Peach Pie Smoothie4. Peach Pie Smoothie: Leave it to Ellie Krieger to come up with a drink that’s both so rich and so refreshing that it’ll become your new go-to breakfast.

5. Baked Pancake with Fresh Peach Wedges: A recipe so simple and so satisfying that it works for breakfast, breakfast-for-dinner or even brunch.

6. Fresh Peach Bellinis: When all else fails, raise a glass! You can’t miss the sweet taste of summer with this tangy take on a classic cocktail.

7. Peach-Blueberry Pie: What’s better than a peach pie this time of year? A peach pie infused with the pop of fresh blueberries.

8. Peachy Fruit Roll-Ups: There’s nothing but peaches, honey and a shot of vanilla in these homemade fruit roll-ups. Bonus: They’re so simple the kids can help make the leather — before they devour it.

9. Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa: There’s something about the combination of salty pork and sweet peaches that just can’t be beat, and this dinnertime treat is no exception.

Peaches and Cream Ice Pops10. Peaches and Cream Ice Pops: Fresh peaches plus half-and-half and a drizzle of maple syrup become creamy, dreamy ice pops to enjoy all season long.

11. Peach Whisky Chicken: What happens when The Pioneer Woman combines sweet peaches with the zing of whiskey over chicken? Your family discovers a new favorite way to eat chicken.

Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Cake12. Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Cake: Sure, you could make a simple cobbler, but it’ll be hard to beat this creamy, cool treat on a hot summer night.

Charity Curley Mathews is a former executive at and turned family food blogger, an editorial strategy consultant and a mother of four. She’s a contributor to The Huffington Post and the founder of Mini Foodies in the Making…Maybe.

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