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As a foodie, fewer things are more exciting than peach season. My husband has always had a knack for picking out the ripest and most beautiful peaches from our farmers market. Of course, this year the markets are looking a tad bit different. So I decided to finally try ordering from The Peach Truck, which has left me with plenty of peach recipes for peach season!
What you need to know.
You can’t walk up and order from The Peach Truck. They take orders online for several months prior to the dates in your area. Packages start at 25-pound bundles to peaches, pecans, and cookbooks.
Before you pick up your peaches from TPT (The Peach Truck), you’ll receive a barcode. You arrive during your allotted pickup time, stand in the line, and scan the code when it’s your turn. The line is honestly a bit daunting, but they are super efficient. I was in and out of line within 3 minutes!
I have my peaches, now what?
Your peaches will be fresh. Like, picked within the last 48-hours kind of fresh! So they won’t be quite ripe enough to eat yet. You’ll want to spread the peaches out on your kitchen counter (if it’s large enough!) or the kitchen table to ripen.
Ripening the peaches will take only a couple of days. You’re going to want to have a plan on how much you can eat and/or bake in a relatively short period of time.
Separate and set aside.
So twenty-five pounds of peaches is a lot. Like, a whole lot! Since you’ve taken the time to get a plan of action in place for your peaches, you can now separate them into what you will use now, and what you will store for later. Instructions for freezing your peaches can be found on TPT’s website.
For those peaches you don’t freeze, I have several peach recipes to help you out!
Peach Recipes for Peach Season.
Sure, you can just eat peaches. But what about grilling them? Or baking them? Or making a delicious adult beverage with them?! We tried the grilling method. Oh my stars, were they delicious! But after some time on the charcoal grill, they were not at all pretty.
We also tried making them into delicious and perfect peach mojitos. Y’all! If you love mojitos (and who doesn’t), you will absolutely die for these. They are perfect for a backyard cookout or, heck!, pre-make them for a camping trip!
- 2-3 slices of fresh peach
- 2 slices lime
- 1 sprig of mint
- 2 ounces of rum
- 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
- 3 ounces of soda water
- In a glass of choice muddle the mint and lime then add slices of peach.
- Add ice.
- Then add rum, simple syrup, and top it off with soda water.
- Stir and enjoy.
With just the perfect amount of mint and peaches, this drink is incredibly refreshing!
Peach Angel Food Cupcakes
Summertime is not the time for ‘heavy’ desserts, am I right? It turns out that peaches and angel food cake, which is light and airy, are the perfect combination! For these peach angel food cupcakes, I used boxed angel food cake mix, because it was the quickest! But they’re delicious!
If you’re looking to step these up a bit, top them with frozen cool whip and fresh peaches!
- 1 can of halved peaches (or one pound of fresh peaches)
- 1 box of angel food cake mix
- 1 teaspoon of almond extract
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut peaches into small chunks.
- Follow box instructions for angel food cake. Then fold in peaches and almond extract.
- Pour into muffin tin.
- Bake for 15 minutes (until golden).
- Let cool. Enjoy!
Add fresh whipped cream to make it extra delicious!