A September peach party

Sep 17 2013 - 8:40am

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Valerie Phillips photo
Ice cream with a high ratio of fruit showcases fresh peaches this time of year.
Valerie Phillips photo
Suzy Johnson, of North Ogden, and her sous chef Matt Olsen, of South Weber, won the 2013 Iron Pig Championship Cook-Off at Daybreak’s Fizz Fest.
Valerie Phillips photo
Ice cream with a high ratio of fruit showcases fresh peaches this time of year.
Valerie Phillips photo
Suzy Johnson, of North Ogden, and her sous chef Matt Olsen, of South Weber, won the 2013 Iron Pig Championship Cook-Off at Daybreak’s Fizz Fest.

September is just peachy here in Utah. From smoothies to cobblers to pies and ice cream, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the local peaches.

Fresh Peach Surprise helped Suzy Johnson, of North Ogden, win the Iron Pig Championship Cook-Off in South Jordan on Sept. 7.

She and her sous chef, Matt Olsen, of South Weber, had to make three dishes in two hours that had a fair/carnival theme. They made a Cowboy Sundae -- a base of sweet potato fries, topped with pork and beans laced with fresh peach puree, then a beer bratwurst sausage, and apple coleslaw.

She also served a deep-fried club sandwich wrap. This was a creative twist on typical deep-fried fair foods (funnel cakes, corn dogs, deep-fried Snickers and so on).

The dessert was Fresh Peach Surprise, with layers of whipped cream, and fresh peaches. Since fairs show off blue-ribbon fresh produce, this was another twist on the theme that proved to be a winner.

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