There’s nothing better than a sweet, ripe, juicy peach on a hot summer day.
It's Ripe When...
Peaches are ripe and ready to eat when they are fragrant and slightly soft, without any green tints. Their sweetness doesn’t increase once peaches are picked. To ripen a peach, put it in a brown paper bad at room temperature for a day or two.
Peaches are great simply sliced, but fresh peaches are also great additions to salads, main dishes and desserts. The next time you’re grilling meat or making a salsa, add fresh peaches for a fun tropical flavor.
Cook It Up
The only thing more all-American than apple pie? Peach cobbler. But you can also try this juicy fruit with tart raspberries in crisps, pies and dumplings. Removing peach peels and getting them ready for baking is quick and super easy:
- Boil them just until they lose their color.
- Plunge them in cold water, then slip off the skins.
Then cut them up and add to a mouthwatering recipe.