Ingredient Highlights: Peaches

Every summer, it seems, my grandma brings a large box to my mom just brimming with gorgeous, ripe, and juicy peaches. This year, we’re going to head up north ourselves to get in on this deliciousness. Brigham City Peach Days are something my mom looks forward to; she grew up in Brigham and the surrounding area so she has numerous memories from this special time. I don’t know why she’s never taken me there, but I have to go this year and see what I’ve been missing – and pick up a few peaches while I’m at it!

There's something for everyone in this collection of peach recipes! If you find yourself with too many peaches, these ideas will be helpful and delicious!I am excited to bring home aย box full of peaches. So many possibilities! I know what you’re thinking, though. Don’t you dare let them go to waste! That is something I want to drill into my readers’ heads: throwing away food is just like throwing away money.

I have already given you tons of ways to use up leftover red cabbage, blueberries, and watermelon. So now I’m going to give you even more ways to use up peaches and get the most out of your hard-earned money.

First, these are some simple ways to use up your peaches:

Here are all the recipes I thought sounded amazing and that I’d like to try with the peaches I’ll be getting at Peach Days this year.ย For each recipe, Iโ€™ve listed the amount of peaches required, all the other ingredients you need to make it, and any other useful information.ย 

Breakfast

Peach Coconut Banana Bread from Lil’ Luna
1 cup diced peaches
Sugar, butter, egg, milk, flour, baking powder, salt, bananas, and shredded coconut
Makes 1 loaf

Peach Streusel Muffins from Sally’s Baking Addiction
3 peaches
Brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, unsalted butter, flour, eggs, yogurt, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, allspice, salt, milk, confectioners’ sugar, and heavy cream
Makes 12 muffins

Vanilla Honey Peach Butter from Nutmeg Nanny
18 peaches
Water, sugar, honey, and vanilla beans
Makes 6 half pint jars

Lunch

Blueberry Peach Chicken Salad from Peanut Butter & Peppers
2 peaches
Mixed greens, onion, blueberries, chicken, goat cheese, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and water
Serves 2

Grilled Chicken, Peach and Avocado Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking
2 peaches
Plain Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon, garlic, coriander, salt, pepper, boneless skinless chicken thighs, lettuce, cucumbers, avocado, red onion, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes

Summer Peach and Balsamic Pizza from Love & Olive Oil
4 peaches
Pizza dough, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mozzarella, goat cheese, and basil

Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
2 peaches
Balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, burrata cheese, and basil
Serves 4

Kid-Friendly

 

Peachy Pineapple-ade Popsicles from Mommie and Wee
Can of peaches (you can bet I’ll be using my juicy ones!)
Lemons, pineapple juice, sugar, and water

Vanilla Peach Pops from Love & Lemons
4-5 peaches
Almond milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt
Need to freeze for 10 hours

Appetizers

Fresh Peach Salsa from Natasha’s Kitchen
1 1/2 lbs. peaches
Tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapenos, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper
Serves 6-8

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla-Cinnamon Glaze from Foxes Love Lemons
4 peaches
Powdered sugar, Coffee-mate vanilla, cinnamon, and mint
Serves 4

Desserts/Sweets

Baked Brown Sugar Peaches from Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated
6 peaches
Unsalted butter and brown sugar

 

Fresh Peach Sorbet from To Work With My Hands
6 peaches
Lemon juice, sugar, and water

No Bake Peach Cheesecake Cups from Inside BruCrew Life
1 1/2 cups peaches
Gingersnap cookies, sugar, butter, plain gelatin, water, cottage cheese, peach yogurt, vanilla extract
Makes 10-4 oz. jars

Peach Caramels from Love & Olive Oil
1 peach
Heavy cream, unsalted butter, salt, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla extract
Makes about 50 caramels

Drinks

Mango Peach Smoothie from Erica’s Recipes
1 peach
Mango, plain Greek yogurt, and honey

Peach Lemonade Slush from Mom Endeavors
3 peaches
Frozen lemonade, water, and ice

ย Peach n’ Blueberry Bash Smoothie from Krafts and Kiddos
2 peaches
Apple juice, honey Greek yogurt, blueberries, and ice
Makes 34 oz.

White Peach Floats from Real Simple
4 pounds peaches
Sugar, ginger, lemon, and vanilla ice cream
Serves 4

What’s your favorite way to eat a peach?

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Linked to: SHINE Blog Hopย and Frugal Friday

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these recipes! We bought a bag of peaches a couple of weeks and I just couldn’t get enough of them! They were SO good. We bought another bag last week, and they are not good at all. ๐Ÿ™ So upsetting. I’ve been trying to think of ways to use them up, so this post is really helpful! Thanks for sharing!
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    • It’s always a bummer when you think the fruit is gonna be delicious and then it’s kind of…not. I hope you can find a way to make them taste better, Chelsea!

  2. My mouth is watering with all the delicious peach recipes! Thanks so much for including our informative post on How To Freeze Peaches in your round up!

  3. These ALL look so delicious! I love all the options of using peaches. These are such helpful tips that I can certainly use. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. Wow! So many lovely ideas! I love putting peaches with granola cereal and milk of course ๐Ÿ™‚ YUM!
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    • I have actually never tried granola and milk with peaches, so that’s one thing I will for sure, Tiffany. Thanks!

  5. Cristina says:

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing, Charlee! I can’t wait to try them out.

  6. I am so jealous you have access to so many yummy peaches!!!!!!!! That is something you definitely have to go out and get in on! Have fun!
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  7. I have my eye set on that peach coconut and banana bread! Peaches, coconut, and bananas – only my three favorite things aside from chocolate of course!
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    • Oh my gosh, I know! I’m a coconut fan through and through. I don’t know whether to try that bread first or the muffins!

  8. WOW! One after the other I want! I LOVE peaches! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I am starving! lol
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  9. What a great collection of peach recipes you’ve compiled here Charlee! Thank you for including my peach sorbet. I’m pinning your post. I may run out of summer before I get around to all of these, but I’ll know just where to start next year. Thanks so much – great post!!
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    • I was so happy to feature yours, Karen! I was thinking the same thing, but I have to try at least a couple with the peaches I’ll be getting soon. I want to end summer on a really tasty note ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. This is a fantastic idea for a collection. I just saw peaches in the store yesterday and thought, ‘YAY.’ They are so yummy! Thank you for linking up at Frugal Friday. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. Thanks so much for including my Grilled Peaches with Vanilla-Cinnamon Glaze. This roundup definitely has me in the mood to just go CRAZY as soon as I see peaches at the market.

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