Well, as some of you know, I have been checking out Joanne Fluke's books courtesy of my local library via the inter-library-loan system and making some of the featured recipes just to say "thanks" when I return the books.
Question? I made Peach Cobbler and everyone loved it BUT I have a inquiry? It called for 10 cups of frozen peaches - 3 packages gave me just enough and have to admit that I held the last 4-5 slices back since I was over the 10 cups and REALLY WANTED TO HAVE A SLICE OR TWO! Been a long long time since summer here!
Also have to admit that I didn't "taste" the finished product - a little awkward to cut into the cobbler (and figured that I would get to enjoy the 5-6 peach slices left in the freezer bag). Did so today and there was a really peculiar after-taste (not one from the pit area) that made me wonder?
Has anyone else noticed this? The peach slices themselves were beautiful, smell was delicious, just a slight strange bitter taste when I tasted them. Thankfully, everyone raved about the cobbler so maybe the baking took away that off-taste I experienced?
Anyone else have any experience with frozen peaches or any idea on what it was that I tasted?
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I love Joanne Fluke's books. Haven't made any of the recipes but my friend did. She made several casseroles and said they were good. I don't know why the peaches tasted funny? Would be interested in finding out. I want to buy frozen peaches to make a peach crumb pie w/cream filling. Will be watching this thread with interest. Sue
So will I, Sue! I've never tried frozen peaches before (found out that they are a bit pricey) but the recipe actually called for baking them that way plus no fresh peaches around this time of year so don't know if that is the way frozen peaches always taste.
To explain a bit more, it seemed like the peaches themselves were fine but (maybe?) they were coated with something to preserve the color or texture or something? Anyone else ever use commercially frozen peaches that might know what it is?
And it wasn't a bad bag as I took a few from each of three bags...
PS. I also made the Mini Cherry-Cheesecake Cupcakes and, wow, were they good and easy! As well as Lemon Cookies that used a lemon cake mix as a base - those were fun to do! This message has been edited. Last edited by: Idaho Resident,
Sure could be a commercial wash that you were tasting? Very slight when just the peaches were tasted, but was completely disguised by the other ingredients in the cobbler and baking.
Freezer burn can also cause an off taste to fruits and other foods.
Idaho, I broke down and bought a 5 # bag of frozen peaches yesterday ($9.75) am planning on baking the pie this week. Will report in on the taste.. Had a thought when I used to freeze peaches had to add ascorbic acid (vit.C) to them to keep them from turning brown. Wonder if that was the taste you mentioned? I will check the bag to see what is in it when I go downstairs to get them out of the freezer. Thought they were a bit pricy but haven't tasted a ripe peach in over 20 years since I quit picking them myself.
Sue, Do let me know! As I said, I did think they were a bit pricey (sounds like you paid about the same as I did) but, hey, no fresh peaches available right now so I'm looking forward to seeing how yours come out!
Think once they are baked, everything will be fine. The odd taste came when I ate them - unbaked and thawed from the bag - after the fact, I did the old - "take hand, hit head" business - should have rinsed them off first instead of eating them as is!
So, have fun making your peach pie and, if you save a few slices back and the first one tastes a little funny? Seriously, rinse the other ones first before eating - don't know why I didn't think of that!
Let us know what you find out....
We have a u-pick-it peach place down the road from us. I've gotten some of their peaches & frozen them. I rinse them down with lemon juice as I'm cutting them into a bowl before freezing. Some times I can "taste" that if I eat them just plain. But mixed into a fruit salad or baked in a pie/cobbler I don't taste it.
And I just thawed out a bag yesterday to make a cobbler! Funny!
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Well I made the pie (yum) the peaches tasted fine. I didn't notice a strange taste when I ate some thawed. I did notice some peaches were colored where the pit would be, I remember that from when I used to can and freeze them. Maybe you just got a odd batch. Sorry could'nt be any more help. Sue
Sue and all, Glad to read all of your responses and know that it was probably just an rare occurrence and, maybe, I was tasting something that wasn't there!
Bottom line, my cobbler came out tasting fine and glad to hear, Sue MI, that your pie did as well - that's what counts, right!
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