Char is a creative writer, artist, and inventor—in and out of the kitchen.
Fresh Peaches With Unwhipped Heavy Cream
Many people like to take heavy cream (also called heavy whipping cream) and whip it up to make a light and airy topping for fruit and desserts. Other people like to cook heavy cream with vanilla. My hubby, however, just wanted the straight heavy cream poured directly over his peaches. He sprinkled a little bit of sugar and cinnamon on top, just to sweeten and spice them up, and then he ate them.
- 5 peaches, ripened and sliced
- 1 pint heavy cream (also called heavy whipping cream)
- 1 teaspoon white sugar, or ham spice if you have it
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Place peach slices in a bowl.
- Pour heavy cream over the fruit.
- Top with cinnamon and sugar.
How to Get Ripe Peaches
In our supermarket, I often find that the peaches are not yet ripe. In order to ripen them, we leave them in the produce bag, open up the bag a little bit, and let the fruit "air" for a few days. As they sit at room temperature, they get softer and softer.
Once they are squishy to the poke, I peel them (this is the way my hubby likes them). Since each fruit contains a pit, I cut to the pit and then push it off sideways. After removing the pit, I typically end up with about ten to twelve wedges of fruit. I place the wedges in a bowl with a lid in the refrigerator, and then they are easily accessible for later.