First Eckert Peaches of the Season are Here!
Yes, you read it right! The first of our tree-ripened peaches have been hand picked from the tree and are available for purchase in the Country Store. These first peaches are smaller, but are just as sweet and juicy as the larger, later ripening varieties. All in all, it's a great start to the fruitful peach harvest that will continue through most of August!
Here are some of our favorite recipes that we kick off peach season with:
Fresh Peach Pie
4-5 cups peeled and sliced Eckert's peaches
3/4 cup + 1 tsp sugar, divided
3 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 Tbsp flavoring* of choice
2 (9-inch) unbaked pie crusts
In a large mixing bowl, combine peaches, 3/4 cup sugar, flour, butter and flavoring. Mix well. Pour into pie crust. Cover with top crust. Seal edges, flute and prick with fork for venting or prepare a lattice-style crust. Brush crust lightly with cold water or cream; sprinkle remaining sugar on top. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Pies may be frozen.
*Our Flavoring Suggestions: cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice or almond extract.
Angie's Peach Cobbler
5 cups peeled and sliced Eckert's peaches
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter
Eckert's Frozen Custard
In a large mixing bowl, combine peaches, sugar, flour and cinnamon and mix gently. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan. Dot top with butter. Top mixture with pie crust. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes; allow to cool. Serve topped with Eckert's frozen custard.
In celebration of the first peaches of the season, we are offering 40% OFF a single item from our Country Store, Restaurant or Garden Center. This generous offer won't last long, so hurry in! CLICK HERE FOR YOUR COUPON
See you soon and have a peachy day!