Peach Cream | Annis Boudinot Stockton | Morven Museum


  • Peaches, 
  • Sugar, 
  • Cream or rich milk


Get fine soft peaches perfectly ripe. Peel them. Take out the stones and put them in a china bowl. Sprinkle some sugar on and chop them very small with a silver spoon. If the peaches be sufficiently ripe they will become a smooth pulp. Add as much cream or rich milk as you have of peaches. Put some sugar and freeze it.

What makes it special?

c 1798 Recipe from copybook accompanied by a letter {from Annis Stockton| to her daughter, Mary Stockton Hunter, which notes “I enclose to you a book of my receipts which I promised you – they are not catch penny you may depend, but collected from the experience of my mother, my own, and many of my friends’/ Courtesy  of the Historical Society of Princeton.

What’s Your Connection to Princeton?

Annis Boudinot Stockton (July 1, 1736 – February 6, 1801) was an American poet, one of the first women to be published in the Thirteen Colonies. Living in Princeton, New Jersey, Stockton wrote and published her poems in leading newspapers and magazines of the day and was part of a Mid-Atlantic writing circle.

Morven Museum & Garden: A National Historic Landmark The home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion, Morven showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Recipe shared by Morven Museum & Garden

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