August is National Peach Month. Follow these peach-forward recipes and add some swag to the humble fruit.
We get it if when you get your hands on a juicy, ripe
peach, you just like to tear right into it. Who could chide you, really? It’s
kind of perfect as is. But, hear us out. August is National Peach Month, so to
praise one of summer’s favorite fruits, we’ve collected a few easy,
peach-forward recipes to help you level up a classic. Oh yes, there will be booze.
Peaches & Cream Martini
½ cup peach puree (jarred or made from 1 medium ripe,
½ cup peach schnapps
½ cup cream liqueur (Cask & Cream)
splash of triple sec
In a cocktail shaker – or mason jar – add ice, peach
puree, schnapps, cream liqueur and triple sec. Shake vigorously. Strain into
two martini glasses. Garnish with peach slices, and enjoy right away.
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1 peach, sliced into 6-8 slices, then halved
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix the cayenne and sugar and
toss the peaches in it. Put a bottom half of a peach slice on a stick, add the
marshmallow, then the other half of the peach. Toast over a medium-low flame
until caramelized and browned. Smush between two graham crackers.
Courtesy of foodandwine.com
Country Ham & Peach Panini
8 ciabatta bread slices (or any
firm white bread)
4 teaspoons coarse-grained Dijon mustard
4 fontina cheese slices
4 ounces thinly sliced country
ham or prosciutto
2 medium peaches, unpeeled and sliced
4 teaspoons honey (optional)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Spread mustard on 4 slices of bread, and season with
pepper. Layer with cheese, ham, peaches and honey. Top with remaining bread
slices, and brush outside with olive oil. In a panini press (or nonstick grill
pan), cook 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown or cheese is melted.
Courtesy of myrecipes.com