Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, and I love this time of year, because fresh peaches are so easy to find. I got a box full of Hale peaches this weekend from some people who live up the street from me, and I’m so excited for them to finish ripening so that I can use them this week!
I’ll be home for a couple of days this week, in between shows, and the first thing I’m going to make with them is one of my all time favorite desserts: Peach Upside Down Cake. My mom got this recipe from someone when I was little, and it’s become one of our family’s favorite recipes, so I thought I’d share:
5 cups peeled and sliced peaches
1 small box orange flavored gelatin
1 cup sugar
3 cups mini marshmallows
1 white cake mix, mixed according to package directions (or your favorite white cake recipe)
Grease a 9×13 pan, then spread the peaches across the bottom of the pan. Combine the gelatin and sugar, and sprinkle across the top of the peaches. Spread marshmallows on top, then pour the prepared cake batter over everything. Bake at 350 for about an hour, or until the cake tests done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly, then invert onto a platter to serve. Serve warm or cold, with whipped cream if desired.
Because we like the peaches so well, we sometimes put a few extra in, and bake it in a 10×15″ cake pan. We also really like to make this recipe using fresh rhubarb and strawberry gelatin instead of peaches and orange gelatin. One of my favorite parts about it is that the marshmallows float up into the cake batter, and you get a nice caramelized crust on the cake
One of my favorite Taste of Home recipes is the Peach Glazed Salmon recipe. It uses fresh peaches and peach preserves, so if I have enough peaches left after baking, I might make some jam!
I also looked through my newest Taste of Home Cookbook, Best Loved Recipes, to see what else I could do with my peaches. I found two recipes that I’d like to try.
The first is one of the top 100 Taste of Home recipes, the Cinnamon Biscuit Peach Cobbler. The other is the Peaches ‘n’ Cream Tart. I’ve bookmarked both recipes in my cookbook, saved them to my Taste of Home recipe box, and pinned them to my Pinterest desserts board. There’s no way I’m going to forget where I saw these two recipes!
What are some of your favorite peach recipes?