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Georgia Peach Bread

July 8, 2013


I live in Georgia. “They” say that makes me a Georgia Peach. I like that. My little corner of the world is dotted with peach farms galore. Peaches are practically a staple in our house during the Summer.  One of the most delightfully delectable preserves to be added to my Southern table is Peach Jam.  There’s nothing better than a homemade buttermilk biscuit with lots of butter and fresh peach jam. It’s what breakfast is all about. I’ve made peach jam for years ~ it’s a family favorite. … alas, I digress. …we’re here about bread….

It’s not quite time for making my Jam. ( I’m still in the middle of pickle making!)….what it is time for is making Georgia Peach Bread.   There’s nothing better with a cup of coffee on a Sunday afternoon than warm Georgia Peach Bread from the oven, slathered in real butter and maybe a side of sliced fresh peaches. Yes, I’d call that a winner…

Several years ago I worked with a lady from the midwest. She told me that she really didn’t care for peaches because the ones in her grocery store were always so hard and didn’t taste good. I explained to her that, yes, sometimes they are hard, but that only means they are not ripe. I told her to leave them out on the table a few days and they will ripen. I think they must need to ship them before they ripen fully or they would bruise. And peaches continue to ripen after they are harvested. Unlike strawberries that simply rot.

If you’ve experienced hard peaches from your store just leave them out a few days to ripen….Do be gentle with them so they won’t bruise…

Georgia Peach Bread just came out of the oven and my house smells like a fragrant peach with a hint of cinnamon. This recipe will work with very ripe, fresh peaches, frozen peaches or canned ones. Just be sure to drain the canned peaches. Happy Cooking!

Georgia Peach Bread


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Georgia Peach Bread


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh peaches chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with peaches to creamed mixture. Add orange juice and vanilla.
  2. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 inch loaf pan. Bake 350* 1 hour or until tester comes out clean. Cover lightly with foil if it begins to brown too much.
  3. Serve with butter or whipped cream....

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  • Melissa @ completely eclipsed

    That looks amazing! Your house must have smelled divine. I can’t wait to make it my 4 year old loves peaches.

    July 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm Reply
    • admin

      Oh, if we could just make an air freshner that smelled that good! 🙂

      July 14, 2013 at 10:25 pm Reply
  • KG

    This post just made my mouth water…
    There’s one thing I love and it’s bread…yummy yummy bread!!

    Keep it Touched,

    July 9, 2013 at 12:52 am Reply
    • admin

      Thanks! Me, too…..any bread works for me…;)

      July 14, 2013 at 10:22 pm Reply
  • Leslie

    This recipe sounds divine. Thanks for sharing!

    July 9, 2013 at 2:54 am Reply
    • admin

      You’re welcome!

      July 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm Reply
    • admin

      Thank you! I am just getting the hang of comments..It was really good. We enjoyed it and next time I will probably make muffins out of the recipe…. 🙂

      July 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm Reply
  • Jamie

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out:)

    July 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm Reply
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      July 20, 2013 at 1:01 am Reply

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