Recently my wonderful friend, Debbie, and I took a tour of the local peach orchard and packing plant and it was very informative and fun. I’ve lived in this area for over ten years and while I had been to Lane’s Packing Plant before visiting the cute gift store or having lunch in the little restaurant, I had never taken the tour. I’ve even picked strawberries there but no tour. I had been missing out!
|I just wanted to reach out and grab one and start to eat it|
|Peanut crop being grown on the land|
|Some of the younger pecan trees.|
|Peaches making their way to being packed and shipped|
Inspecting the peaches
|Then packed and ready to be shipped.|
|Ahhh….small piece of heaven.|
3/4 cup butter, softened, divided
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
Melt 1/4 cup butter; pour into an ungreased 9-in. round baking pan.
Sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange peach slices in single layer over sugar.
In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
Spoon over peaches.
Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.
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