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A few weeks ago, I was invited to visit with Del Monte in Modesto, California to visit with some of their farming families as well as to tour their cannery. We were able to experience first-hand the whole process from harvesting in the fields through canning and packaging.

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While I was there, I fell in love with the two farming families we visited, the amazing, delicious scent of peaches that filled the air surrounding the Del Monte cannery, and the fabulous Easy Peach Sorbet they served us during a break, of which I’ll tell you more about in a bit.

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Our day began with a personal tour of the Del Monte cannery where we were shown each of the steps involved in processing the peaches that have been picked at their peak of ripeness. You all know how much I adore peaches so this was like a glimpse into peach heaven for me!

Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com

I was pleased to learn that the majority of Del Monte fruits and vegetables are canned the same day they are picked which locks in their nutrients and all that delicious flavor.

Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com

I was even happier to learn 98% of Del Monte’s canned fruit, vegetables, and tomatoes are preservative free with packaging options for just about every need you can imagine – from serving large crowds to individual snack-size containers, perfect for those lunch boxes or afternoon snacks.

I love the fact that I can get that best-of-harvest quality any time of the year, because their delicious fruit is packed within hours of picking. Also of note was that in many instances canned peaches and tomatoes contain more antioxidants and vitamins than fresh as a result of the canning process. That makes me one happy Mama as I open a can of peaches or tomatoes for cooking for my family.

After our extensive tour of the cannery, I just couldn’t wait to meet the farmers and see the peach orchard and tomato farm. Del Monte takes great care in selecting the best farmers with farms on the best soil in the best regions for growing their fruits and vegetables, giving them a consistently high-quality product. With 100% of Del Monte’s canned peaches and tomatoes grown in the United States, I knew I was in for a treat being able to see where the peaches and tomatoes were grown and harvested.

Simple Peach Sorbet Recipe and Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Simple Peach Sorbet Recipe and Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Simple Peach Sorbet Recipe and Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com

We toured the Starn Family peach orchard, a third-generation peach farm outside of Modesto, spending time learning about the intricacies of peach growing from the Starn brothers. Sharing information such as advancements in watering methods, care of the peach trees, and harvesting at the peak of ripeness, I couldn’t help but be distracted by all of the peaches that I felt sure were ripe for harvesting. The heady peachy smell was intoxicating! Even though I just knew these peaches were ready for picking, the Starns told us they were fine for eating now if we’d like one, but they wouldn’t be at their peak until the next week.

Simple Peach Sorbet Recipe and Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Simple Peach Sorbet Recipe and Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com

I won’t be able to look at a peach without thinking of the Starn brothers and the care and attention they use to grow quality peaches for Del Monte.

I also won’t be able to think of peaches and not think of my sweet blogging friends, Kelley, Julie, Ali, Jenny, and Gina, who were on the tour with me.

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Simple Peach Sorbet Recipe and Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Simple Peach Sorbet Recipe and Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com

After a delicious lunch back at the cannery, we took a trip out to visit with the Pereira family to visit their tomato fields.

With gorgeous acre after acre of tomatoes, we spent some time learning about tomato growing from one of the third generation Pereira brothers. Moving into their fourth generation of tomato farming, the Pereira family shared stories of their father and grandfather farming the land, and the care that goes into growing tomatoes, and the harvesting process.

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Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com
Del Monte Harvest | ©addapinch.com

Del Monte canned tomatoes are one of my constant pantry staples and I feel even better about that after meeting the farmers and seeing first-hand where they are grown and how they are canned. These gorgeous, meaty, flavorful tomatoes are grown to very high standards to make sure they are consistently delicious and of the highest quality for packaging and delivery to American families.

So, now are you ready for that oh so Easy Peach Sorbet I promised you earlier? I’ve made this no less than three times since I’ve been home from visiting Del Monte and I just knew that this Easy Peach Sorbet would be something all my peach-loving friends would love as much as I did! So, I asked if I could share their recipe with you and they excitedly agreed.

Seriously, this peach sorbet really couldn’t be much simpler to make. And the best part? I can make it anytime of the year since it uses Del Monte® peaches! It tastes like perfectly fresh peaches. I don’t know about you, but if I can have perfectly fresh tasting peach sorbet in February, then it is a recipe I need!

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Here’s Del Monte’s Easy Peach Sorbet recipe. Make it soon and let me know what you think!

4.65 from 17 votes

Easy Peach Sorbet Recipe

Dessert 5 mins

Frozen Peach Sorbet in a glass topped with fresh ripe raspberry and a sprig of mint on a white background.
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 8
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Del Monte®
This refreshing home-made frozen dessert is made from only one ingredient!

Ingredients  

  • 2 (15.25 oz.) cans Del Monte® Yellow Cling Peaches in Heavy Syrup
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh mint leaves

Instructions 

  • Place unopened cans of peaches in freezer until solid, about 24 hours.
  • Submerge unopened frozen cans in very hot tap water for 1 minute. Remove bottom of cans with a can opener. Capture any unfrozen liquid into food processor bowl. Invert can and release fruit onto a cutting board. Slice frozen fruit cylinder lengthwise into quarters; cut quarters into 1 to 2-inch chunks. Transfer chunks to bowl of food processor.
  • Process, scraping sides and pulsing until chunks are blended and soft-serve consistency. Serve immediately or refreeze. Garnish with fresh raspberries or mint leaves, if desired.

Notes

NOTE: If a food processor isn’t available, makeEasy Peach Ice. In a blender, puree 2 cans of undrained peaches (room temperature). Pour puree into a 9-inch metal pie pan or loaf pan; freeze 24 hours. Scrape surface of frozen peach puree with a fork to create peach ice flakes; serve immediately.
Freeze Time: 24 hours
Makes 4 cups. 

Nutritional Information

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 21g

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Robyn xo

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  1. The recipe for sorbet sounds wonderful;I can’t wait to try it.

    I found a recipe for peach cobbler in a slow cooker using a biscuit mix. We love it especially because I can keep it warm until we’re ready to put ice cream on it. I have gotten so many complements on it and it is so easy to make.

    Love those peaches!

    Jean

  2. We love Peaches in our house! My favorite thing to make with them is peach cobbler. Always with a scoop of ice cream!

  3. These blogging trips always look like so much fun and such incredible food too! Love this peach sorbet, it is so pretty and I cannot get enough peaches in more before summer is over!

  4. We just love peachesosseous house! Can’t wait to try the peach sorbet! A favorite of ours is peach pie…yummy!

  5. Such a joy to get to meet and spend time with you on this trip! Beautiful roundup, and beautiful sorbet recipe. Makes me hungry for some peaches today! 🙂

  6. I so enjoyed this post, Robyn! Seeing the farms and farmers who tend them is always a pleasure for me since I grew up on a farm myself. My favorite peach recipe? Well, it’s homemade fresh peach ice cream!

  7. Thank you for sharing your trip. Those pictures of the peach trees are gorgeous! I realized I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a peach tree with all the peaches waiting to be picked. I had no idea healthy trees like that could hold so many beautiful, sunshiny peaches. It made me so hungry. I’m definitely going to try your recipe. Thanks so much!

  8. 5 stars
    That peach sorbet recipe sounds delicious and easy! My favorite peach dish is a peach custard cake which has a shortbread-like crust, sliced peaches, and a custard-like topping with cinnamon poured over the peaches that when baked becomes firm. It is delicious warm or cold. It is also good with fresh or canned peaches.

  9. 5 stars
    One of my favorite tomato dishes was by Land O’ Lakes butter called butterstuffin’ and tomatoes. It used cut up green bell pepper, celery and onions sauted in butter with some Italian seasoning. Some dry stuffin mix was then mixed into the sauted veggies in the pan and some tomato wedges (fresh or canned) were then added and all was heated until the tomato wedges were heated through. Delicious!

  10. My favorite peach recipe is peach cobbler and my favorite tomato is one my grandmother use to make sweetened tomatoes and macaroni.

  11. Love the recap and the sorbet sounds amazing! My favorite peach recipe is peach crostada. Yum!

  12. 5 stars
    My favorite peach recipe is peach cobbler scones, so delicious! My favorite tomato recipe is Ham-and-Tomato Pie which is also rather scrumptious!

  13. What a great visit. I’m definitely going to try that recipe. I love Del Monte peaches AND canned tomato products. I usually eat their peaches in a bowl with some cream or milk and I use their tomatoes for everything! I never had access to fresh peaches like I do now, so I don’t really know how to cook/bake them. I’ve only had them fresh or grilled. One recipe I like using stewed tomatoes is to cook them with onions and SPAM. Yes, SPAM.

  14. 5 stars
    i love canning tomatoes for chilli i can make it hot or not so hot made lasagna for church supper once and grabbed chilli tomatoes instead of regular everyone wanted to know what i did differently we loved it so i called it mexican lasagna

  15. 5 stars
    I guess I am still in love with Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler. I have been in love with it every since I could remember. My father taught me how to make it, and it is the best I have tasted! We makes tons of it every year here in NC, the peaches are awesome.

  16. I was born & raised in GA so I grew up with my grandparents farm close by. I love fresh peaches & tomatoes and well, anything for that matter! I even sell a peach salsa

  17. We take our extra tomatoes and make pasta sauce with caramelized onions, garlic, and bay leaf. Adding in a big spoonful of miso for extra umami punch! So good and freezes well!

  18. 5 stars
    I love fresh peach pie and peach freezer jam. I also love peaches and raspberries together, so I’m looking forward to trying your sorbet recipe.

  19. I have too many favorite peach recipes, but if I had to choose only one, it would be Mom’s peach pie. Made by Mom, of course. 😉

  20. 5 stars
    What a wonderful experience. It would be like a dream come true if I can visit their farm….some day! 🙂

    My favorite peach recipe is a fresh ginger peach cake. It’s lovely and perfect with Del Monte’s peaches.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  21. 5 stars
    Fantastic pics! My favorite tomato recipe is salsa made with fresh ingredients that grow right here at home. Tomatoes, onions, cilantro, etc. My favorite way to eat it is with scrambled eggs!

    zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. My favorite tomato recipe is my spaghetti and my favorite peach is my mother in law’s peach cobbler!!

  23. My favorite canned peach recipe involves a box of yellow cake mix, a stick of butter, and some cinnamon/sugar. Easiest and best cobbler.