Peach Pairings

July 31, 2019 - Jersey-fresh peaches are so good on their own, they hardly need embellishment. But, for a little variation on perfection, try some of the following pairing ideas, ranging from the rich and decadent to the healthy and nutritious – but still delicious.

Decadent: Peaches and Cream: The timeless recipe for goodness. Display peaches with containers of whipped cream and perhaps angelfood cake or shortcake cups. For traditional shortcakes, pair the peaches with biscuit mixes, heavy cream or canned whipped cream.

Decadent: Peaches and pate: Display prepared pâtés in the peach bin – unexpected, but delicious as an hors d’oeuvre.

Decadent: Peach Pie: Display pie crusts or pie crust mix with the peaches, and more whipped cream.

Decadent: Peaches and bacon: Great breakfast/brunch treat. Display bacon packages with peaches. Easy to make and lends a nice sweetness. Fry up bacon strips, and when just slightly crisp, remove bacon from pan, chop into small pieces, pour off bacon grease and return to pan with chopped peaches. Stir lightly and serve.

Healthy: Peaches in salad: Display packaged arugula or spring mix greens in peach bins, maybe add package of pecans as well.

Healthy: Peaches and oatmeal: Display steel cut oats or instant oatmeal in peach bin. Peaches and any dry cereal: Display boxes of dry crunchy cereal in peach bin.

Healthy: Peaches and yoghurt: Display containers of plain or vanilla yogurt in peach bin. For added savory, display a jar of Icelandic black caviar to sprinkle on top.

Healthy: Shrimp and peaches: Display bag of frozen shrimp and light mayonnaise or creamy blue cheese dressing with peaches in bin

Healthy: Ham and peaches: Display sliced ham and jar of honey in peach bin.

Healthy: Peaches & Cheese: Display various cheeses in peach bin.