Keen on Peaches

Peaches -- can there be a more perfect fruit? When these fuzzy friends are in season, you gotta get all over them. How many ways will you put up peaches this year?

Canned Peaches
Canned Peaches
Can up those fruits in syrup and be ready to make a pie that tastes like a summer's day in the dead of winter. Better yet -- make them brandied (oh, yes!) (Image via Little Miss Cruciferous)
Peach Jam
Peach Jam
The sweetness of peaches shines in a sunny orange jam. (Image via Turntable Kitchen)
Peach Preserves
Peach Preserves
Left chunkier, preserves can be used like a jam on morning toast, or becomes a dessert with the simple addition of ice cream. (Image via My Man's Belly)
Peach Jelly
Peach Jelly
Extract the essence of peachness and set it in a jewel-like jelly. (Image via A Box of Stolen Socks)

Peach Butter
Peach Butter
Peaches practically turn themselves into butter. Better yet, if you've got skins left over from other projects, you can stew them down into a butter all their own. (Image via Food in Jars)
Peach Fruit Leather
Peach Fruit Leather
Spread out the puree from peaches and dry it out to make a tangy, healthful snack for kids and grownups alike. (Image via Headspace Canning)
Peach Sauce
Stewed down to a thin sauce, peaches bring new life to simple desserts. (Image via Cookistry)
Peach Barbecue Sauce
Or use them in savory applications, mopped on meats for summer grilling. (Image via Simple Bites)
Pickled Peaches
Pickled Peaches
Spiked with the acidity of vinegar, pickled peaches are a piquant compliment to all kinds of foods. (Image via Leena Eats)
Peach Chutney
Another kind of pickle, chutney leverages the sweetness of fruit and plays against it with tart vinegar and complex spices. Think outside the mango! (Image via BelleJar Canning)
Peach Salsa
Peach Salsa
Delicious on chips, sure, but peach salsa also wakes up fresh fish, grilled chicken and much more. (Image via Grow and Resist)
Peach Ketchup
Peach Ketchup
LA's Chef Sang Yoon shares his recipe for a peach-based ketchup that will make you think twice before using regular old tomato again. (Image via LA Times)
Peach Liqueur
Peach Liqueur
Steep that fruit in booze to make a simply succulent sweet drink. (Image via Jane's Adventures in Dinner)
Peach Shrub
Peach Shrub
Peaches brewed in vinegar and sweetened with sugar make for a stunningly refreshing drink on a sweltering summer day. (Image via Salt Fat Whiskey)

 

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