Our peach tree had a rough year with all this hot Texas weather. However, I still was able to get some beautiful and delicious peaches. My best trick is to pick them when they only have 1/2 of their gorgeous peach color. This prevents them from being attacked by bugs and birds. I place some in the fruit drawer in the fridge and some in a brown bag. The ones in the fridge will ripen within a week and they often stay good for three weeks. It allows me to enjoy them so much longer without having to can or freeze them. I love to make this quick and easy peach cobbler from allrecipes.com.
It is perfect topped with a little vanilla ice cream. Yummy!
Here are some of the peaches my son and I picked.
5 fresh peaches-peeled, pitted, and sliced
5 slices white bread, crusts trimmed
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish
2. Place peaches in dish. cut each slice of bread into five fingers, and lay the fingers over the peaches. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, egg and butter and mix until well blended. Pour over bread and peaches.
3. Bake in preheated oven 35 to 45 minutes, until golden.
I love the easy prep for this scrumptious peach cobbler. This recipe feeds 4-5.
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