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Fresh Peach Pie

July 30th, 2016 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
Fresh Peach Pie

In continuation of a peach topic (remember, I got a whole box of juicy tender sweet Georgia peaches?) I present to you the fresh peach pie recipe.

Almost hassle free (especially if you use ready to bake pie shell as I did) and very tasty (if ripe sweet tasty peaches are used). Peaches remain uncooked (only shell is baked) and taste as fresh as they can be.

I used leftover peach kompot to prepare gelatin topping for this pie. Peach juice can be used instead (if it doesn’t contain pineapple in it). A bit of peach preserves mixed with some water to get needed amount and consistency will work as well.

Peach Kompot

July 16th, 2016 in Beverages, Non-alcoholic by Julia Volhina
Peach Kompot

It is a peach season and I managed to acquire big box of Georgia peaches which are very sweet and tasty and don’t have long shelf life.

So a portion of these peaches made their way into this Peach Kompot (in Russian “kompot” stands for a boiled fruit drink).

As any kompot, Peach kompot is pretty easy to make: just boil peaches with a bit of sugar and cool it down to infuse.

Removing skin from peaches makes them nice to consume, but you don’t have to do it if it seem like a hassle: just slice peaches in halves and remove pits, skin will get separated during boiling process by itself.

How to Blanch Peaches

July 2nd, 2016 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
How to Blanch Peaches

Whatever you may need skinless peaches for: a pie, a dessert or a salad, or anything else, here is step-by-step instructions how to skin them.

Ripe but somewhat firm peaches are easiest to blanch, so pick these if you have some choice.

It is important to not overcook peaches during blanching, especially if they are on the soft side, or peaches will get mushy and somewhat hard to work with after blanching.

Red Wine Sangria with Peaches, Oranges and Lemons

June 16th, 2012 in Beverages, With Alcohol by Julia Volhina
Red Wine Sangria with Peaches, Oranges and Lemons

I think there are many recipes for sangria which use various ingredients, but they all are similar in one thing: usage of wine and fresh fruit.

Wine can be either white, or red, or rose; fruits can pretty much anything you have available. Some of sangrias include a bit of rum or brandy.

This recipe calls for red wine, oranges, lemons and fresh peaches. I also add cinnamon and cloves to my taste, but these are optional. And I don’t use harder liquor than dry wine.

Any type of dry red wine will work, just pick something not very expensive. If wine is too sour – add more sugar or honey or both.

Baked Peaches with Chocolate and Ginger Stuffing

October 1st, 2011 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
Baked Peaches with Chocolate and Ginger Stuffing

We bought a big box of peaches on our way back home from vacation in South Carolina ocean side. They were very ripe and sweet and most important they were a lot, much more than we can eat in 2, even for longer time.

Even after eating big portion of them fresh and handing some out, there were still some left. It was a time to cook peaches before they spoil.

I found this recipe for stuffed baked peaches, and must say that baked peaches become one of my favorite desserts – cooked peaches are very tender and flavorful.

I will definitely improvise more in this direction once my hands get ahold of more peaches to try various stuffings.

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