On The Menu: Peaches

What's On The Menu Today at CHEFScatalog.com? Peaches!

Farmer's Market Peach Ice CreamIf you’re in the mood for something sweet and refreshing this summer, reach for a peach! This versatile fruit isn’t just extremely flavorful, it’s also good for you! On average, large peaches contain about 68 calories, and no fat. Therefore, simply replacing your traditional snack with a juicy peach can help you trim your waistline. Peaches also contain plenty of vitamin C to boost your immune system and help regenerate skin tissue. If you’re looking for a few ways to fit more of this delicious fruit into your diet, here are some unique ways to do so. (Visit CHEFS In Season: Peaches, to learn more about this favorite summer fruit)

Nellie & Joe's Famous Key Lime Pie

Recipe: Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key Lime Pie

Put them in a pie

With fresh peaches and a few other simple ingredients, you can bake a warm and sweet peach pie. To make your pie look as delicious as it tastes, consider using a pastry wheel to cut lattice strips for a decorative topping to your perfect pie. Want to take it up a culinary notch? Try a Peach Tart. A buttery crust is paired with a creamy peach filling for a decadent dessert perfect for summer.

Stuff them

Looking for the perfect appetizer for your next get-together? Consider honey nut stuffed peaches. The soft and delicate texture of the peach contrasts beautifully with the crunchy, sweet flavor of chopped nuts.

Southern Peach Cobbler

Recipe: Southern Peach Cobbler

Grill them

Burgers, chicken, and fish aren’t the only foods that belong on the grill. Throwing fruit on the grill can give them a sweet and smoky taste that is perfect for any side dish or dessert. Simply halve and pit the peaches, then brush them in a thin layer of butter. Grill them about four to five minutes and top them with anything from a sprinkle of cinnamon to some savory honey butter.

Use them in sangria

Cook's Country Blueberry Grunt

Recipe: Cook’s Country Blueberry Grunt

Sangria is the ultimate summer cocktail. The only way it could get better is by adding a few sliced peaches! By combining the fruit with lemon verbena, lemon balm, and mint, you can have a refreshing beverage to serve at your summer dinner party.

Put them on French toast

Start your morning off the right way by whipping up a few slices of French toast and topping the stack with freshly sliced peaches. Drizzle the creation with a bit of maple syrup, powdered sugar, and cinnamon to create the ultimate sweet breakfast.

Apricot Lemon Cream Scones

Recipe: Apricot Lemon Cream Scones

Add them to a salad

Combine wedges of ripe, yellow peaches with freshly sliced heirloom tomatoes, some Kosher salt, ground pepper, basil leaves, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil for a refreshing summer salad. The peaches offer the perfect amount of sweetness to complement the basil and tomatoes.

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