We have had some amazing weather lately. Friday was the perfect day to go to one of the farms and pick our own peaches. So that is exactly what we did. What? In NJ? They have farms there? Yes, believe it or not, NJ has many farms where you can pick your own produce. As crowded as this state is, we still have room for some trees, farms and plenty of fresh produce. You’ve heard me talk about the tomatoes and blueberries but let’s talk about the peaches. Big, juicy peaches that look like they’re on steroids. Look at these and you will not call me a liar. They look giant compared to a regular sized apple.
The kiddos went overboard on the picking. Mom said no more but some sneaky peaches made their way into our bags. There were smiles everywhere, especially after getting ice cream at the farm. They even had frozen peach custard. We took our twenty pounds of peaches home, gave some to the neighbors and made peach sorbet.
This sorbet is as simple as it gets. It tasted so good! I still have quite a few peaches left so I might make another batch of sorbet. I also might try using Splenda for a low calorie treat.
Simple Peach Sorbet
4 to 6 large peaches (should equal 4 cups chopped)
1 cup reserved water
3/4 cup sugar
juice from 1 small lemon
Submerge the peaches in a large pot of boiling water for about one minute. Let peaches cool and slip off skins. Pit and chop peaches. Reserve 1 cup of the boiling water in a small pot and add sugar. Simmer on low until liquid is reduced by half. Let cool. Add the peaches, sugar water and lemon juice to a food processor. Puree until smooth. Cool in the refrigerator for half an hour. Add to ice cream maker and follow maker’s instructions. Freeze for a few hours for firmer consistency.