It’s peach season here in Texas and a great time to whip up some tasty peach recipes. Peaches grow in Texas from mid-May through early August in a typical year. One of the best ways to save money on groceries is to by fresh produce that is in season.
Smart Shopping Tips
When buying fresh peaches, give them a sniff. They should be fragrant and smell sweet. They should also yield to slight pressure and not be hard.
Unripe peaches can be placed in a paper bag on the counter for a few days to ripen. Store ripe peaches in the refrigerator. Be sure to use them within a week.
Give the recipes below a try and let us know how they turned out. You can tag us in your post on Facebook or Twitter @TAFoodBank or on Instagram @tarrantareafoodbank. We hope you enjoy!
Peach Crisp Recipe
Fresh, nutritious peaches paired with heart-healthy oats make a family pleasing treat. This recipe is easy to prepare and delicious hot or cold!
- 4-5 peaches (4 cups sliced)
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon or apple pie spice blend
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Wash and peel peaches. Slice and remove pit.
3. Spread the peach slices on the bottom a small baking pan.
4. Melt the margarine in a saucepan.
5. In a medium bowl, mix oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir until the mix is well blended.
6. Sprinkle the oat mix on top of the peaches.
7. Bake for 20 minutes.
Peachy Pops Recipe
This is a perfect frosty, fresh treat on a hot summer day! Fresh peaches combined with creamy yogurt make a healthy, fun snack.
- 2 peaches
- 2/3 cup yogurt, low-fat vanilla
- 2 cups orange juice or another juice
- 6 small paper cups or muffin cups
- 6 spoons or craft sticks
1. Wash, peel and chop peaches.
2. Spoon the peaches into the 6 paper cups.
3. Place the yogurt in a medium mixing bowl.
4. Slowly pour the orange juice into the yogurt while stirring. Mix well.
5. Pour some of the juice and yogurt mix into each cup to cover the peaches.
6. Place a spoon in the center of each cup.
7. Cut 6 squares of aluminum foil big enough to cover the tops of cups. Push each spoon handle through the foil. The foil will hold the spoon in the center of the cup.
8. Place cups in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
9. Just before serving, peel the paper cups away from the pops to eat.