Friends, Romans and countrymen (or women), I implore you…if the peaches in your fruit bowl are starting to over-ripen and are becoming a fruit fly’s fantasy, don’t throw them out. Put them in the fridge.
Maybe you don’t have time to make a peach sauce the second you notice the slight wrinkling of skin…or ever…but just in case, put them in the fridge! Those peaches aren’t concerned about what you had planned for the day. They won’t stall their mushy over-ripening until you’re good and ready to use them. Put them in the fridge to buy yourself a day or two and then make yourself this delectable peach sauce once the mood, and time strikes.
It’s really so easy to make and when you spoon this sweet peach dream over pancakes, ice cream or yogurt you will thank me for saving your peaches from the depths of the compost bin amongst all the other un-loved, prematurely rotten produce that didn’t get to fulfill their part in your culinary dreams.
Rescued Peaches Sauce
- 5 or 6 ripe peaches
- ¼ cup orange or other juice of your choice
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. honey
- Peel peaches using an easy boiling water method. Score an “X” on the bottom of each peach and put them into a deep bowl. Pour boiling water over top and leave them to sit for 5 -10 mins. Remove the peaches from the water and place on cutting board and cool for a couple of minutes. The skin should then peel right off if you start with one of the corners where you scored the “X”.
- Chop the peaches removing the pits, and put chopped pieces into a saucepan over medium heat.
- In a small bowl combine juice and cornstarch and stir until smooth. Add this mixture to the peaches in the sauce pan.
- Sprinkle peaches with the sugar and drizzle with honey and stir.
- Continue to cook over medium/low heat, stirring occasionally until peaches are warmed through and sauce thickens approx. 15 mins.
- Remove from heat, let cool then serve or put into a food storage container in the fridge to be used within 48 hours, or you can freeze it for up to 3 months…but trust me with this in the fridge and humans in the house it will get eaten within 48 hrs.
Note: If you want the sauce a bit sweeter feel free to add some more sugar. I love the flavor of the peaches on their own so I use very little sugar…but if you’re after a sweeter peach, then feel free to add a bit more sugar or better yet honey.
This is a family food recipe but since there is honey incorporated it’s best to wait until baby is 12 months + to offer them this one. Or leave the honey out and it would be fine for younger babies of 6 months + to try.
Now go ahead and take stock of all your fruit that’s in need of some TLC and rescue them!