Sunday, August 26, 2012

Peach Season!

We are in the midst of Peach Season here in my part of New England. When I went to pick up our Farm Share the other day, I came home with tons of them! So what to do with all these peaches? Well, many of them will just be eaten fresh… sweet, juicy peaches are such an amazing summertime treat!  We also plan to make up a batch of Peach Preserves, and last night my beautiful daughter made the most delicious Peach Cobbler using this recipe. It came out great! We served it with fresh whipped cream, and I was going to get a picture, but it was gone too fast!

But my favorite peach recipe of all is Spiced Peach Compote. This compote is perfect over pancakes, French toast, or ice cream. Here's the recipe!

6 cups of peeled, sliced peaches (it’s best to use slightly firm peaches for this)
¾ cup raw cane sugar
1 tsp ground ginger, (or use some grated fresh ginger, if you have it)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp corn starch

Put the peaches into a pot over med heat. Add the sugar, ginger and cinnamon and stir to coat the peaches. When the juice starts to bubble, whisk the corn starch into a little bit of cold water, and add to the peaches. Simmer until the peaches are soft (but not too mushy) Serve hot over pancakes or French toast.

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