July 2011

4 Things to do with Fresh Peaches

Author: Special to CH2

Peach Smoothie Recipe
• 2 cups ice
• 2 peaches, pitted and cut into pieces
• 3/4 cup skim milk
• 7 ounces 2% yogurt (your favorite flavor)
• 1/2 cup tangerine juice or orange juice
• 3 tablespoons honey
1. In a blender, combine ice, peaches, milk, yogurt and juice.
2. Place lid on blender and select mix or crush setting.
3. Blend until smooth; while machine is on, pour in honey and blend an additional 30 seconds.

PEACH PARFAITS
One 3 ounce package cream cheese
1-cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
6-8 medium peaches
2 Tbsp. chopped almonds

1. Pit and slice peaches.
2. Sprinkle with half of the sugar and refrigerate for at least an hour.
3. In a small mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, yogurt and the rest of the sugar until smooth.
4. Spoon alternate layers of yogurt mixture and peaches into 6 parfait glasses.
5. Top with almonds.
6. Enjoy!

GRILLED PEACHES
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon horseradish
6 firm, ripe peaches, halved
Vegetable cooking spray

1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients. Brush half of honey mixture evenly over cut sides of peaches.
2. Coat a cold cooking grate with cooking spray, and place on grill over medium heat (300° to 350°). Arrange peach halves, cut sides up, on grate; grill, covered with grill lid, three minutes on each side or until tender and golden. Remove from grill, and brush cut sides of peaches evenly with remaining honey mixture.
3. Serve

PEACH COBBLER
1 stick (4 ounces) butter, melted
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Heat oven to 375°.

Pour melted butter into a 2-quart baking dish (11×7 or 8-inch square). In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the sugar, the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir to blend. Stir in the milk and vanilla until blended. Pour the batter over the melted butter. Toss the peaches with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Arrange the peach slices over the batter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. The top will be browned and the cake will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Serve warm with a little heavy cream, whipped topping, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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