Thinking outside the cobbler dish

Texas peaches are here, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to tradition when enjoying them.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:38 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - It is peach season in Texas, and while the tasty fruit is delicious by itself, there are other ways you can incorporate it into your favorite dishes.

Local peach vendor, Rachel Pritchard drives to the Texas Hill country weekly to provide Texas peaches to Brazos Valley residents.

Her stand, “Rachel’s Peaches,” is set up every Saturday in June and July outside of Public & Main, 4401 S. Texas Ave in Bryan until she runs out of peaches. Pritchard tells KBTX she uses the funds from the peach stand to put her through college and donate to charity.

If you visit the stand, Pritchard sells fresh peaches and peach cider that she purchases every Friday from Fredricksburg. You can reserve your peaches now by preordering.

Now while the Fredricksburg peaches are delicious to eat by themselves, Pritchard does encourage people to think outside the box when it comes to enjoying the Texas classic.

“There’s so many things you can do to kind get out of your comfort zone because [peaches are] so versatile and they go great with savory things,” said Pritchard. “They’re really sweet, you can eat it on toast or ice cream. Literally, anything peaches are so good.”

A great starter recipe Pritchard suggests trying with Texas peaches is peach jam. Peach jam can be used on all kinds of foods and can create all different kinds of appetizers. Pritchard showed how it can be a great topping with cream cheese and crackers. She likes to use the peach jam recipe by Jamie Sanders.

Another one of her favorite peach recipes is grilled bacon-wrapped jalapeño peach poppers by Jones Dairy Farm. It is a sweet and savory spin on your classic jalapeno poppers.

It’s Texas peach season! We are live with Rachel's Peaches talking all things peaches and the different ways you can cook with peaches!

Posted by Fallon Appleton KBTX on Thursday, June 10, 2021

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