Nothing says summer like juicy sweet peaches. This warm-weather fruit, which is fresh from June-August, has just 60 calories and more than 20 different vitamins and minerals. Some studies have also reported anti-cancer properties in peaches. In fact, a study conducted by the Harvard University Department of Nutrition found that women who ate two or more servings of peaches (or nectarines) per week had lower incidents of estrogen receptor negative breast tumors.
While peaches are great on their own, you can also incorporate them into your meals—from appetizer to desserts. For your next BBQ, try one of these crowd-pleasing peach desserts.
Peach and Blackberry Crumble
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- 4 Georgia peaches, peeled and cut into ½-inch wedges
- 2 cups fresh blackberries, room temperature
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, and allspice. Combine peaches and berries in a large bowl and toss with sugar mixture. Spread evenly into baking dish and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/4-teaspoon salt. Using the back of a fork, incorporated butter into flour mixtures until it resembles small peas. Stir in pecans and spread mixture evenly over fruit.
Bake for 45-50 minutes until fruit is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1 cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
Heat grill to medium. Half and pit peaches and brush both sides with butter. Please peaches on grill and cook about 2 minutes per side. Combine yogurt and cinnamon and place on top of peach. Drizzle with honey, if desired.