How To Make An Easy Peach Glaze Super Fast

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Have you wondered how to make an easy peach glaze? This recipe is from my mother’s recipe box. What a treasure to make a recipe she made years ago when I was growing up. There is nothing better than juicy fresh peaches. This flan cake has only five ingredients in the recipe. I love the fact that I do not have to buy a cake mix. I can make this cake really quick.  It goes with just about any fresh fruit you might have in your garden or from a farmers market. Today I actually baked this flan cake in my Sun Oven.

The glaze recipe was also in my mother’s recipe box. I use it for every fruit to make a glaze for puddings, pies or cakes. It also works really well with freeze-dried fruit. My family went out to the Hurricane, Utah Peach Days…not one but TWO days. I could not get enough of the excitement of being with family and running into friends. We purchased a box of the biggest peaches I have seen in years. Oh my gosh, talk about delicious! I wish I had picked up two boxes. This flan cake recipe only has 5 ingredients and all of them are in our food storage pantries. You use a hand mixer to mix the batter. Easy peasy…

Easy Peach Glaze & Flan Cake:

Easy Peach Glaze & Flan Cake

  • **Flan Cake:
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • **Peach Glaze:
  • 6-7 sliced peaches-mash some peaches to make one cup and set the cup aside
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. **Flan Cake: Combine all ingredients and scoop the sticky batter onto a greased flan pan. Spread dough evenly with a spatula. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Invert on cake platter after ten minutes. Cool cake before adding fruit and glaze.
  2. **Fruit Glaze: Combine the one cup of mashed peaches with the water and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Let the glaze simmer until clear. Remove from stove and stir in the butter. Let cool before assembling the fruit on flan cake and then scoop the glaze carefully over the sliced peaches. Serve with freshly whipped cream.

This is what the batter looks like. It’s a really sticky dough.

easy peach glaze

Baked In The Sun Oven

This month is National Emergency Preparedness Month so I thought I may as well bake the flan cake in my Sun Oven. My Sun Oven never got above 350 degrees so I just cooked the cake a little longer. I actually forgot I was baking the cake so it is a little brown around the edges. It’s nice because a Sun Oven really does not burn food. It’s a moist way of baking. Not that something couldn’t burn. I forgot bread once and it was cooking about an hour past the timer. Yep, I was visiting a neighbor. Oops! The bread was still perfect. Gotta love it! Now, of course, you can bake this flan cake in your conventional oven at 375 degrees as stated in the recipe.

easy peach glazeFlan Cake Pan

The cake turned out great today baking in the SunOven! Can you see where the cake has an indentation? That’s so you can scoop the fresh fruit as high as possible, then spoon the glaze over it. Top it with whipped cream and you have a yummy dessert!

easy peach glaze

My husband has been having a fresh peach every morning in his cereal. I love this recipe for the flan cake because I can always make it at the last minute and I have a fancy looking dessert to serve to anyone. I hope you enjoy the Fresh Peach Flan Cake With Glaze recipe as much as my family does! You will love the easy peach glaze! Enjoy!

Here’s my Cherry Flan Cake

Flan Pan

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The Best Ways To Make Peaches Last Longer

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The Best Ways To Make Peaches Last Longer

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At the height of summer, it’s easy to be seduced by the baskets, bushels and flats full of juicy, fragrant peaches. But what do you do with that many peaches when you get them home? If you’re planning to eat them fresh, the best way to store them depends on how ripe they are.

A perfectly ripe peach is firm but yields slightly to a gentle squeeze; it will also give off that lovely peach smell. And, as with other fruit, ripe peaches should feel heavy for their size. Using this as a guideline, check each of your peaches to determine how to best store them.

Unripe Peaches

Although peaches — like all fruit — continue ripening after being picked, it’s best to avoid those that have any trace of green on their skin and/or are as hard as a baseball. Those peaches likely will not ripen properly.

Peaches that feel more like a tennis ball when squeezed, and that haven’t yet developed that rich peach smell, should be stored at room temperature and allowed to ripen. You can even put them in a sunny spot, as long as it doesn’t get too hot.

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Peaches are best stored stem (or “shoulders”) side down, and not touching. If you have to mound them in a bowl, try not to stack them too deeply.

If you want to ripen your peaches, quickly put them in a brown paper bag and leave them on the counter. Like other fruit, peaches naturally release ethylene gas, which speeds along the ripening process. Ethylene trapped inside the paper bag will be more concentrated and will ripen the fruit more quickly. For even quicker results, place a banana or apple in the bag, too.

Ripe Peaches

Peaches have the most flavor when they’re eaten at room temperature. If you have perfectly ripe peaches that you can eat within a day or two, just leave them on the counter. As above, it’s best to store them stem-side down and not touching.

If you can’t eat them all within a couple of days, store the extras in the fridge. The cool temperatures will slow down the ripening process, and give you about a week before the fruit becomes overripe. Take them out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before eating to enhance their flavor.

If you have a peach that’s already quite soft to the touch, either eat it right away or toss it in the fridge. These peaches will last only a day or two at best, even when refrigerated.

The cool, dry air in refrigerators is hard on peaches, and if they are stored loose in the fridge, they will begin to dehydrate (shrink and get wrinkled skin) within a couple of days. If you expect to refrigerate peaches for more than two days, protect them with a plastic bag. It’s best to poke a few small holes in that bag, though, to allow the peaches to breathe.

If you have too many ripe peaches to eat within a week of refrigeration, it’s time to figure out a way to preserve them. Making peach butter, preserves, fruit leather, or a pie is one way to go, but it’s fairly simple to freeze peaches, as well. Just peel, slice and freeze the slices on a cookie sheet before transferring them to a freezer-safe container or bag. In the depths of winter, you’ll be grateful for the rich flavor of those peaches in ice cream, smoothies or baked goods.

Did you buy a bunch of peaches this summer? If so, what’s your favorite way to make them last longer – even into the winter months?

30 Things to do with peaches

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Things to Do With Peaches

Summer brings with it all the summer fruits – like peaches! Peaches have great antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, they’re full of fiber, and they can even help prevent ailments from digestive issues to certain kinds of cancer!

Here are 30 different ways you can use peaches with links to recipes:

1. Peach lemonade

2. Peach salsa

3. Peach butter

4. Peach ice cream

5. Peach pancakes

6. Grilled peaches

7. Curried peach sauce

8. Peach cobbler

9. Peach chipotle BBQ sauce

10. Peach spinach salad

11. Peach fruit leather

12. Peach preserves

13. Peach muffins

14. Dehydrated peaches

15. Canned peaches

16. Chilled peach soup

17. Peach pound cake

18. Peach smoothie

19. Pickled peaches

20. Peach caprese

21. Peach mustard sauce

22. Peach meatloaf

23. Peach stir fry

24. Peach jam or jelly

25. Peach drop cookies

26. Peach crumble bars

27. Peach pie filling

28. Peach and brie quesadillas

29. Peach and tomato salad

30. Peach and prosciutto pizza