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Old 08-12-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Bland Peaches need some improvement

Walmart had peaches for fifty cents a pound, and I figured out why. They are blech. No flavor. How do I resurrect them? I was thinking roasting or grilling, as that works for mediocre tomatoes, maybe with some brown sugar and a bit of butter?

Luckily I didn't buy as many as I was tempted to, they looked really good.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Grill with a bit of sugar as you said or make a jam or chutney.
You can also bake a pie or use them in fruit salad with more flavourful fruits.
Poach them in sweet spiced syrup or wine and serve with ice cream etc.
An easy way to get them to taste better is to slice them and place them in a bowl with a splash of lemon and some castor sugar. Let them sit till the sugar has melted and enjoy!
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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there's not much you can do but cook them down as you'd suggested to concentrate whatever flavour they contain, and add sugar.

there might be alcohol soluble flavours present, so cooking or soaking in vodka or white wine might work.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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If you're not opposed to a little whiskey, these are both great:

Grill them and top with bourbon whipped cream. Yummm! Whip up some cream and as it starts to thicken add a generous splash or two of bourbon, a couple tablespoons of sugar and a bit of vanilla. Whip more until it's at the right consistency.


As an alternative you can also make a glaze. Combine equal amounts of honey and bourbon over lowish heat until it just simmers. Put a scoop of yogurt (or vanilla ice cream or whipped cream) on top of your grilled peach and spoon glaze over top of both.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #5
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Great ideas, all! Thanks!

Zereh, would dark rum work? We don't drink bourbon, but have some nice Anejo.

Aha! Pyrotechnics and Peaches Foster!
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
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Walmart had peaches for fifty cents a pound, and I figured out why. They are blech. No flavor. How do I resurrect them? I was thinking roasting or grilling, as that works for mediocre tomatoes, maybe with some brown sugar and a bit of butter?

Luckily I didn't buy as many as I was tempted to, they looked really good.
Just gripes me to no end when that happens and I won't put up with it anymore!!!

After returning several bags of inferior fruit to the store for credit, I've become chummy with the produce guy and he's become accustomed to cutting open a piece of fruit for me to taste it. Personally, I think he should get a gold star as employee of the year.
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Some ideas for your peaches:

Peach facts and picking tips
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:45 PM   #8
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I was hoping they'd be good enough that I could pick up some more, Kayelle. There were tons. Never thought about returning them! Luckily, I only got a few pounds.

Selkie, I liked the tips. Am thinking I may try the peach butter.

Hmm. Rum-peach butter. (just not for breakfast before work...)

Thanks, all!
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there was a time our home was surrounded by peach, plum and cherry trees, and my dad busied himself supplying us with plenty of dried fruit - always a favorite in my book. don't know how much work drying fruit would be without a dehydrator, but i know it can be done, over time, in the sun, in a slow oven. dried fruit is a perfect solution for not-so-great peaches. the resulting flavor is so concentrated and sweet, and makes for satisfying, long lasting, chewy snacking fruit. selkie's peach site is a keeper--comprehensive peach package. :)
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there was a time our home was surrounded by peach, plum and cherry trees, and my dad busied himself supplying us with plenty of dried fruit - always a favorite in my book. don't know how much work drying fruit would be without a dehydrator, but i know it can be done, over time, in the sun, in a slow oven. dried fruit is a perfect solution for not-so-great peaches. the resulting flavor is so concentrated and sweet, and makes for satisfying, long lasting, chewy snacking fruit. selkie's peach site is a keeper--comprehensive peach package. :)
I forgot about drying, Vit! And I have a dehydrator! Many good ideas, may need to go back and get more cheap, crappy peaches. Or try to find some good ones...
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