Spring Surprise: Early-Season Yellow Cling Peaches

Spring Surprise: Early-Season Yellow Cling Peaches

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Emma Christensen
May 24, 2011

I'm still getting used to the shifted growing season out here in Northern California, but I think that these yellow peaches are still pretty darn early! Even so, the sample I tried at the farmers market this weekend was tart-sweet, very juicy, and definitely good enough to convince me to buy a few. What do you think I should do with them?

I'm thinking these peaches are maybe a little too sour to eat on their own or with my usual morning bowl of yogurt. But they'd do fantastically in a dessert, especially a hot one that caramelizes the sugars in the fruit and draws out more of their sweetness.

Here are a few ideas I've been mulling:

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla-Bourbon Whipped Cream
Roasted Peaches with Dessert Wine
Peach and Thyme Polenta Tart
Fresh Peach Crumble
Peach and Biscuit Crostada

What would you do with these peaches?

Related: Quick Tip: What to Do with Unripe Fruit

(Image: Emma Christensen)

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