Monday, October 4, 2010

Peach and Plum Bruschetta & the Utah State Fair

When I attended the Utah State Fair this year I noticed an abundance of canned peach items.Some of them sounded very tasty (vanilla bean peach pie filling) while others might take me a while to get use to (green tomato, jalapeƱo and peach salsa). It was amazing to see what creative cooks abound in Utah. The peach syrups were lined up in different size jars and colored from light to dark amber- each of them having something extra to make their syrup just a little special. Jams, jelly’s, pickles, it was enough to make my head spin!

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I came home and made a recipe I picked up at the fair a couple of years ago when I was demonstrating in their kitchen. Kelsey Nixon was on just before and she made a version of this delightful peach bruschetta. It’s an appetizer, but could be used as a dessert or afternoon snack I suppose. I’ve used a variety of fruit in this from nectarines to pears, but I especially love plums paired with peaches. The lime juice adds just the right tang to bring the sweet together. Make a couple of loaves of Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day and you've got a delicious fall appitizer where you can taste the sweetness of summer all mixed up- it's delightful!

What will be your final farewell to summer's peaches?


  1. My daughter actually gave me some of the peaches she canned along with a walnut syrup-type topping and a recipe that goes along with them for peach shortcake. Unfortunately, my husband opened up the walnut concoction and started eating it with a spoon. (He didn't know that it was part of a recipe.)
    Your bruschetta sounds awesome! Did you enter anything in the Fair?

  2. Hi Cristie-for our summer peach farewell, we are going to make bourbon-peach sauce to serve over a pulled pork-baby corncake appetizer. (as a passed hors d' for the upcoming wedding reception.)

    I love pairing peach and plum--such pretty bruschettas!

  3. Sadly, I didn't see any of the really good peaches at the market the last time I was there so it may be a little late for a peach farewell here, sadly.

    What a great idea for bruchetta. I wonderful how this would taste on puff pastry??? The combination sounds delicious!

  4. What an unusual but delicious sounding bruschetta. Sounds absolutely lovely.
    *kisses* HH

  5. Sue, what a wonderful sounding syrup your daughter gave you. It must have been good if your husband was eating it by the spoonful :)

    I did enter something at the fair, when I was 10 years old!

    Nancy, your appetizer sounds delicious- maybe we'll see that soon on your blog?

    Susan has a wonderful appetizer of her own on her blog, Savoring Time in the Kitchen- check it out and HH always has something fun cooking, this time it's in NY city!

  6. This is such a great idea to put fruits on a baguette. I love it.

  7. Mmmm, this sounds wonderful! I wish fresh peaches were available year round. And fairs are such a great way to discover new foods. Great blog you got, very inspiring!

  8. Oh this does sound different but GOOD!

    Thanks for sharing ...xoxxo

  9. Just bought a box of fabulous, juicy peaches from Costco. Thinking this is a great way to use up what I don't eat with my cereal.


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