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Stay Sweet: Peach Dishes You Need To Make This Summer

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Nothing screams summertime like biting into a perfectly ripe peach full of vitamin C and beneficial antioxidants. Although July and August are the most common months for peaches to ripen, the countless varieties can ripen anywhere between May and September. Stay sweet with these peach dishes you need to make this summer!

Skillet Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is a staple for just about any summer cookout, but this recipe takes it to a whole new level. Ditch the baking pan and break out your cast-iron skillet for a crispy and delicious treat.

You’ll need:

  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 8 cups fresh or frozen peaches
  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of allspice
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put peaches, 1 cup of sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes. Mix the cornstarch with water and add it to the peach mixture to thicken it.
  2. Put the peaches in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet and set them aside.
  3. Add the rest of the sugar, flour, baking powder, and eggs to a mixing bowl. Mix until it resembles wet sand crumbles, and then sprinkle the crumbles over the peaches.
  4. Drizzle melted butter over the dish, and then bake for 20-30 minutes or until it’s golden on top.
  5. Let cool for at least 15 minutes, and serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream!

Pork Chops With Peaches

Peaches aren’t just for desserts; in fact, they make for incredible sweet accents in any meal. Pork chops are delicious no matter what, but this recipe is something special. Fortunately, it isn’t an exact science, and you can use the amount of each ingredient to suit your personal preferences.

You’ll need:

  • Pork chops of your choice
  • Fresh peaches
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • Rosemary, basil, thyme, and ginger
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Put some olive oil in your pan, and season pork chops with salt and pepper. Cook the meat for about 5-10 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add your peaches, spices, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, dijon mustard, and brown sugar. Start with small amounts, but add more to taste. Simmer until you have peach chunks in a light glaze.
  3. Return pork chops to the pan, and mix them into the peaches. Serve with as much or as little peach sauce as desired.

Fresh Peach Salsa

This salsa recipe is insanely simple and oh-so-delicious! Using all fresh ingredients yields the best outcome. Let’s jump right into it.

You’ll need:

  • Peaches
  • Tomatoes
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeños
  • Garlic

Directions:

  1. Dice peaches and tomatoes into small chunks, and chop jalapeno, cilantro, and garlic very finely.
  2. Combine everything in a large bowl, and juice the lime on top.
  3. Mix thoroughly, and enjoy!

If you avoid making common mistakes when planting a peach tree, you’ll have an abundant harvest to try all the peach dishes you need to make this summer. You’ll quickly find that peaches are good for more than dessert, and you can enjoy them with any meal.

Written by Richard Agama

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