10 Ways to Use Fresh Peaches

Aug 17, 2021

Ontario’s peach season is here! Are you looking for ways to use up your fresh peaches? Look no further! We have plenty of ideas, from baked goods to jams, chutneys, and other tasty treats! Here are 10 ways you can use peaches at home to make the most of peach season!

1. Peach cake

If you saw our latest E-blast, you may have also seen the recipe for upside-down peach cake! It’s an easy, tasty cake that is a great way to use fresh peaches and pairs wonderfully with coffee or tea. Check out the recipe here: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/upside-down-peach-cake/

Another great one to try is this peach cake with pecan topping! https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/peach-cake-pecan-streusel.html

2. Peach crumble

Peach crumble or peach crisp is another great way to use peaches, and you don’t have to worry about making pastry! It’s quick and easy, and especially good served with vanilla ice cream! Here’s a recipe you can try: https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/peach-crisp.html

3. Peach cobbler

Peach cobbler is another summer favourite! You can also use canned peaches for this recipe if you have them. Check out the link here: https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/peach-cobbler/

4. Grilled peaches

Have you ever tried grilling peaches on the barbecue? They’re delicious and perfect served with ice cream as a dessert! You can even serve grilled peaches as a side with pork or fish. Learn how to grill peaches at this link: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a21087380/grilled-peaches-recipe/

5. Peach salad

Adding peaches to a salad might seem strange at first, but it’s actually a great way to add some sweetness to a tangy salad! Check out a great recipe for grilled peach salad here: https://www.theendlessmeal.com/grilled-peach-salad/

6. Peach salsa

Peach salsa is wonderful served with tortilla chips or as a topping for fish! You can adjust the spice level to suit your taste. Here’s a link to a peach salsa recipe you can try: https://natashaskitchen.com/fresh-peach-salsa-recipe/

7. Peach chutney

Peach chutney is typically slightly savoury and spicy, and is great served on a cheese board with crackers and charcuterie, or with pork chops or fish. You can preserve batches of peach chutney by canning it, or you can make fresh peach chutney that can be kept in the refrigerator, such as this recipe: https://www.carolinescooking.com/peach-chutney/

8. Peach jam

Of course, we had to mention peach jam! You can either go the traditional canning route, or make a refrigerator jam that can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Here is a link to a recipe for peach refrigerator jam: https://aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/easy-peach-jam/

And here is a link to a traditional, large-batch peach jam recipe: https://barefeetinthekitchen.com/peach-jam-made-by-my-man/

9. Canned peaches

Canning peaches is a great way to have peaches available all year, whether you want to serve them with ice cream, angel food cake and whipped cream, or use them in a peach crisp or cobbler. Here is a link you can check out that explains how to can peaches in syrup: https://practicalselfreliance.com/canning-peaches/

10. Peach sorbet

For a healthy and refreshing summer dessert, you can try making peach sorbet! It’s especially great if you or someone in your family is lactose-intolerant. Check out an easy peach sorbet recipe here: https://www.asweetpeachef.com/peach-sorbet/

And of course, you can always enjoy peaches just as they are! There’s nothing better than a ripe, juicy summer peach!

We hope you enjoyed these ideas! What is your favourite way to use peaches? We’d love to hear from you!

By Kate at FWIO

fwio@fwio.on.ca