August is National Peach Month, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate this juicy fruit. We’re in the middle of peach season, so fresh peaches are full of flavor. As we mentioned in a recent post, What’s in season, buying produce that’s in season often costs less money – so it’s a great time to check the prices of fresh peaches. But you can’t go wrong by choosing frozen or canned peaches either. Fresh, frozen, and canned peaches can all help you meet the USDA’s dietary guidelines for fruit consumption. And remember, you can purchase fresh, frozen, or canned products with your FNS/SNAP (food stamp) benefits.
Peaches taste great alone, but why not celebrate National Peach Month by baking a delicious peach crisp. You probably have most of the ingredients for this simple recipe in your pantry!
Yield: 6 servings
Per recipe: $1.83
Per serving: $0.30
|4 peaches (4 cups sliced)|
|2 tablespoons margarine|
|3⁄4 cups quick-cooking oats|
|1/2 cup sugar|
|1⁄4 cup flour|
|2 teaspoons cinnamon|
|1 teaspoon lemon juice|
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Slice the peaches.
3. Spread the peach slices on the bottom of the baking pan.
4. Melt the margarine in a saucepan.
5. In a small bowl, mix everything but the peaches. Stir until the mix is well blended.
6. Sprinkle the oat mix on top of the peaches.
7. Bake for 20 minutes.
Are peaches a family favorite? You might consider canning fresh peaches to enjoy long after the season is over.
Contact your local Extension Center to learn more about canning resources.
Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program, Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network