Peaches are absolutely my favorite fruit. Here in Maryland, peaches are still in season and readily available at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Last week, I hosted a cooking demonstration at a local farmer’s market, creating recipes on the spot using fresh fruits and veggies from the market.
Thinking or my peach obsession, I wanted to create a dish that was a bit sweet and a bit savory. Viola! Simple peach chutney was born. With the number of kids scarfing the chutney, I can tell you that it was popular with all age groups. For my demo, I sliced a baguette, smeared with a bit of fresh goat cheese, then topped with the chutney. It would also be tasty topping for grilled chicken, pork tenderloins, or fish and comes together in just a few minutes. Give it a try this week and let me know what you think.
Simple Peach Chutney
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
- 6 fresh peaches, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
Place a saute pan over medium heat. Add vegetable oil and onion and cook until onion begins to soften but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add peaches and cook an additional 5 minutes until peaches begin to soften and break down. Add thyme, brown sugar, and vinegar. Cook an additional minute, then add salt and pepper to taste. Will store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Photo courtesy of Lesley Vandever