Nuts & Spices for Your Peach Recipes

July 24, 2012

There is hardly anything that compares to the sweet taste of peaches in the summertime. In Georgia, the much anticipated peach season comes between early May and early September. With over 12,000 acres of land in Georgia committed to growing peaches, there is certainly no shortage. This year the peach season got an unseasonably early start because of the warmer weather.

If you are interested in visiting farms in the Atlanta area, there are several great ones to check out: Gardner Farms, Chapman Farm, and Gregg Farms.

The Georgia peaches have a tasteful history. They were originally planted in Florida around 1570, and were brought up to Georgia around the 1850’s. It was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the peaches really expanded in the market. Following the Civil War, Georgia received its recognition as the “Peach State.”

Tropical Foods offers a variety of nuts and spices helping you easily create your favorite peach dish, bread or dessert. Search our complete  list of items by searching all our categories. There were a lot of recipes to choose from.  Thanks to our staff, we have included two to share with you. Please share your your favorite peach recipe including Tropical Foods nuts, seeds, and spices with us through Facebook or Twitter (@tropicalfoods – use #TFrecipe).

Peach, Pecan, and Spinach Salad

Prep Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Tropical Foods pecans
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 4 cups baby spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 1/4 cup poppy seed salad dressing
  • Tropical Foods poppy seed added for additional flavor

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange pecans on a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes, until they just begin to darken. Remove from oven and set aside.

Peel peaches (if desired) and slice into bite-sized segments. Combine peaches, spinach and pecans in a large bowl. Toss with dressing until evenly coated, adding a little additional dressing, if necessary.

Spiced Peach Carrot Bread

Makes one loaf
Prep Time and Cooking Time: 2 hrs and 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup pecan pieces from Tropical Foods
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground Tropical Foods cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Tropical Foods nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped fresh, ripe Georgia peaches
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated carrots
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While oven is preheating, take the Tropical Foods pecan pieces and place in a oven safe shallow pan. Place in the 350 oven and all them to toast for about 8-10 stirring occasionally until pecans become toasted and fragrant.

Stir together flour and the next 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add peaches, the next 4 ingredients along with the toasted pecans, stirring until all the dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into a lightly greased 9×5 loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes. You may need to cook an additional 5 minutes based on oven until a long wooden pick inserted comes out clean. Allow 5 minutes to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, remove bread from the loaf pan and allow to cool completely. Takes around 1 hour to become completely cooled.

Spread butter or peach jam for added flavor.

Tags: bulk nuts, peaches, Recipes

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