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Peaches are Available:
Peaches are available fresh July- August. They are also available
year round frozen or canned.
How Do Peaches Grow:
Peaches grow on trees like apples or pears.
What to Look for When Buying Peaches:
Avoid spots or bruises on peaches. If ripe they should yield
slightly when pressed. Nectarines have the same qualities with
smooth outer skin.
Peach Storage Tips:
When ripe store in fridge. To ripen, leave out at room temperature.
How to Cook with Peaches:
Blanch peaches to remove skin by placing in boiling water for 2
minutes and then placing in cold water. This will cause the skin to
peel right off. Bake in fruit dishes, freeze, can, dry or eat as is.
Peach Nutrition Facts:
One medium peach is one serving. It is full of Vitamin C, Vitamin A,
Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron.
Quick Peach Cobbler
Put 1 stick of butter in casserole dish and place in a 350 degree
oven until melted.
Mix together in mixing bowl:
1 Cup flour
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup milk
Remove casserole dish from oven and pour in batter.
Add 4 Cups sliced peaches.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until brown.
Slice 4 of the peaches very thin and set aside.
Place the remaining peaches into the blender.
Add the cottage cheese and process until well blended.
Add in the cream cheese and Splenda and blend until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into 4 serving cups and garnish with the reserved
Makes 4 servings