This is the first year we have gotten peaches on our little peach tree. It was because we had such a warm spring, and we didn't get a freeze after the peach blossoms bloomed. Peaches are never sure thing around here. Our tree is just bending with fruit. Aren't they pretty? The peaches didn't get very big, but they were sweet and tasty.
I believe we have white peaches... they hardly look like peaches to me, in their white and greenish coloring. But I love their scrumpscious shining bodies after they have been blanched and peeled. I was glad to find out that I had gotten "Freestone" type peaches; they pitted very easily, and peeled with only one movement after I blanched them.
I had also purchased peaches very cheaply... there was a surplus everywhere around here, because of our warm spring. With all the peaches combined, I was able to can 21 quarts, and make a couple batches of "Fruit Leather", 3 pies, 6 quarts of frozen, and 6 pints of jam. It feels nice, knowing you have your pantry stocked for the season... I am getting there.
The Peach Leather was a first for me this year. It was very easy to make, and is a great snack on the go. I'll post the recipe for you this week.
Peaches and Cream Pie before it went into the oven.
Baked Peaches and Cream Pie
Baked Peach Cup