5 Easy Ideas for Peaches

Peach Crostata Peach Crostata Easy and delicious ways to cook this refreshing fruit. For these recipes, use halved, pitted peaches.

1. Peach Crostata

Preheat oven to 425°F. In lg. bowl, toss 1 lb. peaches, peeled and thinly sliced, with 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, ⅛ tsp. ground ginger, and pinch salt. Unroll 1 refrigerated ready-to-use pie crust (for 9-in. pie) on cookie sheet. Arrange peach mixture on crust, leaving 2-in. border; fold border over filling. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden. Serves 4.

2. Peachy Grilled Chicken

Prepare grill for direct grilling on medium-high. In lg. bowl, stir together ½ c. fresh mint leaves, finely chopped; 2 cloves garlic, crushed with press; 2 tsp. grated lemon peel; and ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper. Add 1 lb. peaches; toss. Transfer peaches to plate. Add 1¼ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs to mint mixture; toss to coat. Grill chicken 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through (165°F), turning over once. Grill peaches 5 minutes or until grill marks appear, turning once. Serve chicken with peaches. Serves 4.

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3. . Tropical Smoothie

In blender, puree 1 lb. peaches, peeled and sliced; 1 c. frozen mango or pineapple chunks; ½ c. apple juice; and ½ c. low-fat vanilla yogurt until smooth. Serves 2.

4. Chilled Shrimp Salad

In lg. bowl, toss 2 lbs. peaches, thinly sliced, with 12 oz. precooked shrimp; 3 c. herb salad greens; 4 radishes, thinly sliced; 2 Tbsp. lime juice; ¼ tsp. salt; and ⅛ tsp. pepper until well combined. Serves 4.

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5. Easy Peach Jam

Stir 1½ lbs. peaches, finely chopped, and 1½ c. sugar in 3-quart microwave-safe bowl until well mixed. Place bowl on med. microwave-safe plate. Cover bowl with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on High 24 minutes in 8-minute intervals, stirring between intervals. Stir in 2 tsp. lemon juice. Cool completely. Makes 2 c.

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