Last year was my first trip to our local Peach Festival.  I had no idea what I had been missing.  It was hot summer day, but well worth the trip.  I made the trip with two dear friends and the three of us split a large crate of the best peaches I have ever eaten.

Among the booths filled with jewelry, art and food were booths filled with peach pies, peach smoothies, and peach cobblers.  We tried the peach smoothie—best I have ever had!  So we went back to find out how they made theirs.  They added peaches, peach yogurt, peach juice and ice. No measurements were given, so you can make it as thick or thin as you like.

Maybe you would prefer a delicious peach crisp.  Try this one:

Peach Crisp

  • 3 fresh peaches or 2 cans sliced peaches
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Add fruit to a glass pie plate.  Combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, and spices.  Mix the butter until the mixture is crumbly.  Sprinkle over the fruit and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.  Don’t forget the ice cream!!

If you don’t have a peach festival in your area, check with your local Farmer’s Markets for fresh local fruits.