CHUNKY PEACH POPSICLES

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Makes 12

Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you purée the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1–2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro, basil or lemon verbena.

1¼ pounds ripe peaches, (3–4 medium), halved and pitted
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup sugar, or to taste
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Coarsely chop peaches in a food processor. Transfer 1 cup of the chunky peaches to a medium bowl. Add juices and sugar to taste (depending on the sweetness of the peaches) to remaining peaches in the food processor. Purée until smooth. Add to the bowl with the chunky peaches and stir in vanilla. Divide the mixture among 12 2- ounce or eight 3-ounce freezer-pop molds (or small paper cups). Freeze until beginning to set, about 1 hour. Insert Popsicle sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 1 hour more.

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