5 Reasons to Try a Donut Peach
Stone fruit season is upon us. Peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots arrived a few weeks early this year, so take advantage of the juicy sweet flavor they offer. And try a donut peach. Also called the 'Saturn' peach or saucer peach, they're small, squat, with a dimpled center, and just the right size for a few bites.
Five Reasons to Try Donut Peaches:
- They are free stone, meaning the pit doesn't stick to the flesh of the peach, making it easier to eat.
- The flesh is very sweet with almond undertones.
- They're small and easily eaten out of hand. Good for snacking.
- They make great jam, compotes, juices, and pies.
- They're full of fiber, vitamin A & C, with no sodium or cholesterol.
Pick up a handful of donut peaches at the farmers' market. They will be available for another month or so. Use as you would other peach varieties. Grilled Donut Peaches 4 donut peaches 1 tablespoon of butter, melted 1 tablespoon brown sugar Chopped walnuts or pecans Vanilla ice cream Slice peaches lengthwise and remove pit. Do not remove skin. Brush with butter. Place on medium high grill for about 5 to 6 minutes or until peaches are soft and have grill marks. Place on a platter and sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Recipe: Debra Morris, PCFMA.