Monday, August 20, 2012

Time For Peach Preserves

I have a bunch of summer peaches in my freezer, so it's time to whip up a batch of preserves so they will be ready when the weather turns colder

Here's a very simple recipe. It is great for the beginning canner and a wonderful addition to the pantry. Makes a great Christmas gift too!


12 fresh peaches, pitted and chopped

4 1/2 cups white sugar

1 (2 ounce) package dry pectin


1. Crush 1 cup chopped peaches in the bottom of a large saucepan. Add remaining peaches, and set pan over medium-low heat. Bring to a low boil, and cook for about 20 minutes or until peaches become liquid (my family likes a few bits of peach left) .

2. Pour peaches into a bowl, and then measure 6 cups back into the pan. Add sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Gradually stir in dry pectin, and boil for 1 minute.

3. Remove from heat after 1 minute, and transfer to sterilized jars. Process in hot water bath canner for 10 minutes. Let cool, and place on shelf.

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