Category: Recipe

Recipe Spotlight: Peaches on parade in the kitchen

IMG_4473It’s Florida and life’s a peach… at least it will be if the peach-growers have anything to say about it. Nature abhors a vacuum and, thanks to Florida plant scientists, vacant land is being filled with not only profitable crops, but delicious ones too. The profit takes longer than the flavor to develop. We can all do our little bit to help local growers by buying what they produce. If you have a choice of sending Florida funds to another state or another country, I know where my preference is.

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Low-Fat Peach Poundcake

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped, fresh peaches

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Fresh Peach Lush

First layer:

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  1. Mix above ingredients and spread in 13 x 9 pan.
  2. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Cool completely.

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Fresh Peach Tarts

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sliced fresh peaches
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 baked 5-inch tart shells

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Peachy Delight

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2-layer) package yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 pound peaches, sliced, sweetened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Cinnamon to taste

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