Peaches for Pennies: Best Recipes for this Frugal Summer Fruit

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Posted on 08/11/2014

The average American eats nearly nine pounds of peaches each year. This is the heart of peach season, which is probably why August is designated as Peach Month. Letting this season slip away without utilizing this economical fruit would be the pits. So check out our collection of the best peach recipes.

The Best Peach Cobbler You've Ever Had
Blogger Rachel Schultz claims this is the best cobbler she's ever had and it just may end up being the best cobbler you've ever had, too. The recipe only requires seven ingredients and includes simple stuff like a yellow cake mix, butter, eggs and, of course, peaches. Be sure to serve it with some vanilla ice cream for a truly perfect taste experience.


The Best Peach Mango Salsa
This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and low calorie. But don't let that scare you. It's incredibly yummy too. You'll need to grab two peaches and a few other things from the produce department including a ripe mango, a jalapeno pepper, corn, limes and cilantro. Hopefully you have a few of those things growing in your garden. Mexican night will never be the same.


Peach Ginger Spice Smoothie
Not only is this smoothie recipe incredibly refreshing, it's also got immune-boosting properties to protect you from summer sickness. Grab four fresh peaches, almond milk, turmeric and ginger to create this meal in a glass. The full instructions are at Refinery29.com.


Fresh Peach Dumpling Roll-Ups
Refrigerated crescent rolls make this recipe from SixSisterSstuff.com super simple. You'll also need two peaches, a stick of butter, sugar and water. In about 30 minutes you'll be enjoying a hot dessert fresh from the oven.


Baked Chicken with Peaches
This recipe for Baked Chicken with Peaches from Allrecipes.com proves peaches aren't a one-trick pony. You can use them for a main course, not just dessert. Layer sliced fresh peaches over chicken breasts and sprinkle with brown sugar, ginger, cloves and lemon juice. It sounds simple but it will taste fancy.


By Alison Storm


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