10 Ways with Peaches and Plums

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      You may want to scoop them up by the bushel. Try one of these yummy


      Quick Chutney: Saute a minced red onion in a bit of olive oil until

      softened.Add several chopped peaches,splash of apple cider vinegar and a

      spoonful of brown sugar.Cook mixture over low heat until fruit

      softens.Season with salt and pepper and spoon over grilled fish


      Perfect Poach: Combine 3 parts water and 1 part sugar in a large

      saucepan along with a few drops of vanilla extract.Bring to a boil.Stir

      to dissolve sugar.Add halved pitted peaches and simmer over low hat for

      about 8 mins or until fruit softens.Remove peaches to a glass dish and

      drizzle some of the poaching liquid.Let cool completely in the

      fridge.Serve with whipped cream


      Fruit Sticks: Thread peach and plum wedges onto wooden skewers along

      with pineapple chunks and banana slices. Mist with cooking spray.Then

      grill over medium heat for 2 mins turning once.Sprinkle warm kabobs with

      a pinch of cinnamon sugar and serve with vanilla yogurt for dipping


      One Minute Snack: Spread peach or plum halves (pitted) with a layer of

      reduced fat cream cheese. Drizzle fruit with honey and then sprinkle

      with sliced almonds


      Ripe Roast: The next time you roast a chicken place halved peaches or

      plums cut side down in the the bottom of roasting pan.Drizzle fruit with

      olive oil and roast as usual.Serve chicken with the caramelized fruit

      and be sure to spoon some sweet pan juices on top


      Peaches and Greens: For a fresh summery salad toss baby spinach with

      sliced peaches and blue cheese crumbles.Dress with your favorite



      Upside Down Cake: Cover the bottom of 2 well greased 9 inch round cake

      pans with a layer of plum wedges.Sprinkle with brown sugar and set

      aside.Prepare a box of yellow cake mix as label directs.Divide batter

      among plum lined pans and bake as directed.Invert cakes before serving


      Sunshine Smoothie: Pulse chopped fresh peaches in a blender until

      pureed.Blend in a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and a

      splash of orange juice.Garnish with peach wedges


      Sweet Tarts: Roll a sheet of thawed frozen puff pastry into a 10″ by 15″

      rectangle and cut into six 5 inch squares.With a knife score each piece

      1/2 inch from the edges to mark a smaller square.Pierce center of dough

      with a fork.Bake pastry at 350 for 10 mins.Spread apricot jam into each

      shell and top with sliced peaches. Brush with another layer of

      jam.Sprinkle with sugar and bake 20 more mins


      Fruity Pilaf: Prepare basmati rice as package directs.Season it with

      fresh thyme,salt and pepper.Before serving.Stir in diced plums, toasted

      pecans and golden raisins

      Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.We make a living by what

      we get but we make a life by what we give.

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Budget101 Discussion List 10 Ways with Peaches and Plums