Recipe Showdown: Oregon Peaches vs. Scarlet Nectarines

Oregon Peaches vs. Scarlet Nectarines

Throughout the ages, a battle has been brewing. A feud has been simmering. A shakedown has been a’ shaking.  Oregon Peaches or Scarlet Nectarines?  We settle things once and for all with a brand-new recipe showdown.

But how to decide?  Is it even possible to choose between the two fruits?  It’s like a mother asked to choose her favorite child, the answer inevitably turns up “both”.  But to get past “both”, to answer the unanswerable, we dug deep and used all our resources.  Finally, after much debate around the office and internet, we came up with a solution: a one time recipe showdown between the two fruits.  Any dish.  Any preparation.  The better dish prevails.  Enjoy the following recipes and verdict below.

Read About the Dishes Here:

French Toast + Nectarine Compote

Peach Salad + Walnut Vinaigrette

The Verdict

It’s impossible to be subjective when it comes to fruit.  Despite peaches and nectarines sharing many attributes, people are fierce about which they prefer.  There’s no point in arguing or fighting (although we tried) to come up with an answer.  So it came down to one bite.  And the French Toast with Nectarines won.

The salad dish was a hit, but the nectarines punctuated every bite of the french toast, and brought new dimensions to the plate.  The peaches in the salad were refreshing, but the nectarines in the compote were complex and provided a new and exciting flavor.  Plus, we did the taste test in the morning and you can’t eat a salad for breakfast.  You just can’t.

Give these recipes a try and let us know what you think.  Where do you come down on the peach vs. nectarine debate? Love em both?

In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.

1 Comment

  • Reply September 7, 2010

    Mira Guitterez

    That looks delicious. I love anything that has peaches in it.

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