For many years I have been buying my fresh peaches from the little store at the country orchard. I think they are some of the sweetest, most succulent peaches. They are grown right in their orchards.
The peach season is much too short, in fact one year I missed it all together.
Last evening, late into the evening, I turned those peaches into peach puree' and peach jelly.
Peach puree' is one of my favorite ways to serve the taste of fresh peaches throughout the next three seasons. It is so simple. I peel the peaches, cut them in quarters, and then crush them with my potato masher. I add sugar to the desired taste, put in quart boxes and freeze until ready to serve over vanilla ice cream. Perfect desert in my mind.
Peach jelly...definitely our family favorite. The jars are now sitting on the kitchen counter, where they will sit for 24 hours before going in the freezer.
Jar of jelly, lace doily, jelly spoon and red ribbon...in case you ever need, "just a little something for you" type gift.
Spoons from the kitchen store...1.25 each.
Hope you have time and access to some delicious, fresh peaches today.