'peaches' on Serious Eats

Wake and Bake: Peach Bran Muffins

I like a lot of things that old people like. Humphrey Bogart. Cardigan sweaters. Dinner at 6 p.m. Those personal wheelie shopping carts. And All Bran cereal. Still, in the morning as I fill up my bowl of twigs or buds, I've had some lingering fear that I might be missing out on my last chance to eat Double Frosted Apple Os before my body can't process the sugar. Will I end up staring at my grandchildren's heaping bowls of Sugar Smacks with envy and self-loathing? More

Wake and Bake: Mini Glazed Peach Scones

Because you can't possibly buy all the baby stuff you need yourself, you have a baby shower. Or rather, you have your sister throw a baby shower for you. Then she will spend weeks researching tiny versions of normal food, as if all the guests coming to the shower are babies themselves. For example, why serve normal sized peach scones when you could serve mini scones scaled down so that they would look normal sized—if they were being held by a baby? More

Scooped: Easy Peach Sorbet

When you get great peaches, all you want to do is not screw them up. But if you want to be more creative, or you have some less than stellar specimens (perfectly ripe but a hair too tart, or not quite as sweet as you'd like), there's no easier trip from fruit to dessert than sorbet. Especially this one, which is also kind to frozen peaches, and doesn't even make you remove the skins. More

Preserved: Peach Melba Jam

Peach Melba is a classic dessert comprised of vanilla ice cream, fresh peaches, and raspberry sauce. It was first prepared in the late 19th century at the Savoy Hotel in London by the chef Auguste Escoffier, and it is named after the Australian singer Dame Nellie Melba. Today, Peach Melba is considered a quintessential summer dessert. To bid the season a fond farewell, I distilled its flavors into this easy, delicious jam. More

Pie of the Week: Classic Peach Pie

Local peaches this year are truly perfection—they're juicy, sweet, and amazingly fragrant. After a disappointing showing last summer, Mother Nature is making things right, so eat up while you can. Very little beats the taste of a perfect sun-ripened peach, with the possible exception of buttery peach pie, especially when served with ice cream. More

Preserved: Cantaloupe Conserve

Cantaloupes are a very low acid fruit, which means that typically they are not good candidates for canning. But in this conserve they are combined with juicy fresh peaches and a healthy dose of lemon juice, which ups the acid level enough so that they can be safely preserved. Simmering the conserve for over an hour really concentrates the fruit, resulting in a deep, pure melon flavor. More

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