Aldi's Gourmet Peaches Are Here To Take Over Spring

Now that spring is well underway, it's time to start thinking about all the delectable desserts that one can prepare during this season of rebirth and renewal. After all, fruit-based desserts are ideal this time of the year as they exemplify light flavors and freshness. In addition to selections like grapefruit, apples, mangos, and bananas, peaches are also a great option for spring recipes thanks to their inherent aromas and flavors.

The flavor profile of peaches typically depends on whether you're enjoying the white or yellow variety. White peaches offer a gentler flowery flavor with lower acidity levels. On the other hand, yellow peaches offer greater acidity for a tart and tangy flavor profile. In addition to purchasing peaches, fresh, canned, and jarred varieties also make excellent selections during the spring months. This is especially true for baking, as fresh peaches are often more labor-intensive when it comes to incorporating them into recipes. That's why so many peach lovers are enthused about a gourmet Aldi product currently on the shelves this spring.

Aldi: a proud purveyor of gourmet foods

A recent video posted to Instagram has thrilled peach-loving Aldi shoppers gearing up for the spring baking season. The short clip shows a shopper picking up a jar of Aldi's Specially Selected gourmet brand of peaches, a post that garnered 4,674 likes and numerous comments. The grocery chain's Specially Selected label features a variety of gourmet foods across many categories, such as meats, cheeses, pasta, coffee, and more. This premium private brand first appeared in American Aldi locations in 2013 to provide shoppers with gourmet goods at reasonable prices.

Much like the chain's other special selections, its gourmet peaches do not disappoint. Shoppers can choose from three varieties, including passion fruit, pineapple juice with coconut, or ginger. Each 19.4-ounce jar is just $3.99, but quantities are limited and may not be available at all stores. If your local Aldi does have these tasty peaches consider grabbing some, as they make for an excellent ingredient in so many great recipes.

How to make the most of your gourmet peaches

Luckily, canned and jarred peaches pair beautifully with so many delicious recipes. If you're seeking a simple, everyday way to incorporate peaches into your diet, they're a wonderful addition to smoothies when combined with bananas and coconut milk. You can also include peaches in dump cake recipes, which are as easy as they are tasty. To make a dump cake, simply add your fruit to a baking dish, top it with a boxed cake mix, and bake for about an hour or so.

If you're looking for a recipe that's a touch fancier but still easy to make, peach tartlets are the way to go. This recipe also calls for puff pastry, which ensures the flakiest crust you can imagine. You can also create your own vanilla glaze to drizzle over the finished tartlet by combining milk, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Peach tartlets are a great recipe for picnics, cookouts, and other outdoor gatherings during spring. Of course, these recipes only scratch the surface when it comes to all the different ways you can use jarred peaches in your life.