30 Things to do With Peaches

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Our kitchen counter is loaded with fresh peaches, and I’ve been searching for the best things to do with peaches. I’m going to be needing a lot of recipes! Jams, jellies, desserts, and even a few savory dishes — peaches go with just about everything.

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My kids love peaches and a few weeks ago, my daughter created for me an incredible protein shake full of the fresh smell of a ripe peach. This is one versatile fruit that everyone loves.

Peaches have great antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, they’re full of fiber, and they can even help prevent ailments from digestive issues to certain kinds of cancer! When the peach season is at its height, we peach lovers want to know, what are some different things to do with peaches, past peach pie, and peach preserves! And if you’re lucky enough to have peach trees on your property, no doubt you, too, are looking for things to do with peaches after picking. Without further ado, here are 30 things to do with peaches!

Peachy-Pepper Jam

This was the first recipe I tackled with those peaches, and it was shared by my friend Charley Cooke on her Facebook page, Cooke’s Frontier. This turned out to be as beautiful to look at as it is tasty.

2 cups finely chopped peaches
1 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped jalapenos (it ended up being 4 for me, depends on size)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
5 cups of sugar
1 box pectin

In a medium-size saucepan, add peaches, peppers, vinegar, and pectin. Stir until it’s well mixed. Bring to a rolling boil and add sugar. Bring back to a rolling boil, boil hard 1 minute stirring all the while. If there’s a bit of foam, spoon it off once the jam is finished boiling.

Ladle into jars, process 10 minutes in a water bath. If you’re at a higher elevation, you’ll need 15 minutes.

The chopped peppers may settle near the bottom of the jars, so if you want everything to distribute evenly, you’ll need to let it cool off a bit and then give each jar a few very gentle turns to help the peppers redistribute.

This recipe filled 6 half-pint jars.

Brown Sugar Peach Preserves

This recipe is from my friend Daisy Luther’s book, The Prepper’s Canning Guide. It caught my husband’s attention for obvious reasons. Brown sugar — peaches?? What’s not to like?

7 pounds fresh peaches
2 cups white or turbinado sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cups brown or muscovado sugar
1/4 c. finely chopped jalapeno peppers (optional)

You’ll find the complete instructions in Daisy’s book, link here. This recipe takes a little more time than the Peachy-Pepper Jam because the peaches need to be drained for several hours, but overall, the recipe was easy and the results delicious.

My family doesn’t use much jam, so I always use half-pint jars when canning. This recipe made 13 half-pint jars — plenty for us to enjoy and give as Christmas gifts later in the year.

If you haven’t canned peaches before, check out my instructions for canning them.

30 Delicious things to do with peaches!

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1. Peach lemonade

2. Peach salsa

3. Peach butter

4. Peach ice cream

5. Spicy Peach Chutney

6. Grilled peaches

7. Curried peach sauce

8. Peach cobbler

9. Peach chipotle BBQ sauce

10. Peach spinach salad

11. Peach fruit leather

12. Peach preserves

13. Peach muffins

14. Dehydrated peaches

15. Canned peaches

16. Chilled peach soup

17. Peach pound cake

18. Peach smoothie

19. Pickled peaches

20. Peach caprese

21. Peach mustard sauce

22. Peach meatloaf

23. Peach Pork Picante

24. Peach jam or jelly

25. Peach drop cookies

26. Peach crumble bars

27. Peach pie filling

28. Peach and brie quesadillas

29. Peach and tomato salad

30. Peach and prosciutto pizza

If you are not a peach person, check out some other yummy recipes for other fruit.

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9 thoughts on “30 Things to do With Peaches”

  1. Pingback: Peach Fun!!! | Eugene Area Gleaners

    1. It depends on the recipe, but usually, yes. The instructions for the brown sugar preserves mentioned in this post say to layer peach slices with sugar and then press the fruit through cheesecloth, effectively removing the peel.

  2. I like my peaches almost hard. I slice them and fry the slices with just a bit of butter flavored cooking spray. Till the sugar’s are caramelized and they sure taste great that way!

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