You have no idea how excited I was when I pulled up my driveway and saw a BIG box from Kauffman’s Fruit Farm waiting for me! I couldn’t wait to receive The Mix’n Match Gift Box! This is a variety gift box and you can choose your perfect combination of in-season fruit, including plums, peaches, pears and apples of course! I chose peaches (fresh, local peaches – yes, oh yes) and two types of apples – Zestar & Pink Lady.
The sweet aroma of fresh peaches when opening the box was almost intoxicating. Sixteen peaches safely nestled in their cushioned foam housing. Some were perfectly ripened & ready to eat immediately and others needed a few days on the counter. A wonderful balance.
I certainly can’t forget about the apples. Sixteen fresh, crisp, beautiful apples. I love apples!
Would you like to know the hardest part of working with this months fruit selection? Stopping myself and my family from devouring the fruit before I could work with it. Everything was so delicious!
I had so many ideas of what I was going to do with the peaches and apples before they arrived. All plans changed after I tasted the fruit. Everything was so fresh, sweet, juicy, crisp and perfectly ripened. I felt as it would be almost tragic to bake with it. I decided to keep it simple and focus on enhancing the amazing flavors of the fruit.
I had a lot of fun with this fruit and made a whole slew of fresh and easy recipes. Today I’ll share my two favorite no-bake peach recipes.
It was a lovely day and I felt like grilling. Peaches on the grill? You betchya! Add A little balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and a hearty pinch of your favorite (good) cheese and you’ll have yourself an impressive dessert!
I brushed on the balsamic & honey mixture on both sides of the peaches generously and frequently while grilling. After the peaches were grilled to my liking and plated, I went to town shredding Gruyere Cheese on top. A little whipped cream to top it all off and our sweet afternoon snack was complete.
There you have it – a fresh, simple, delicious and
almost fancy peach prepared on the grill. The balsamic and honey in this recipe simply enhance the flavor of these sweet, ripe juicy peaches! I could eat these every day!!
Perhaps you don’t feel like grilling? Don’t feel like cooking? I have the perfect recipe for you! The most work you have to do is slice some peaches and open up a bottle of wine. I can handle that any day!
Peaches in white wine is a simple, classic Italian dessert. Use your sweetest, ripest, juiciest peaches and a cup or two of your favorite dry(ish) white wine. Cover the sliced peaches in wine and let the peaches macerate (soak in wine) for at least a few hours, preferably a day. Serve the peaches in the sweet wine syrup and enjoy. It’s a simple, crisp, fresh peach dessert. Yum!
I hope you’ve found some fresh fruit inspiration from these recipes! Thanks for stopping by!
- 2 peaches
- 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoon honey (raw is best)
- sea salt, to taste
- Gruyere Cheese, to taste
- whipped cream, optional
- olive oil for grill
- Cut peaches in half and remove pits.
- In a mixing bowl, combine balsamic vinegar and honey. Whisk until combined.
- Let peaches rest in balsamic mixture until grill is ready.
- Heat up grill.
- When grill is at temperature, brush grates with olive oil.
- Place peaches on grill, over direct heat. Brush generously with remaining balsamic mixture. Grill about 4 minutes each side or until desired tenderness and color.
- Lightly salt.
- Grate desired amount of Gruyere cheese over peaches and top with whipped cream.
- Serve and enjoy 🙂
*I am partnering with Kauffman’s Fruit Farm as a blog ambassador. I have received complimentary products from Kauffman’s Fruit Farm, however, all opinions remain completely my own.*