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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Peachy Time of the Year


           








  • Peach Preserves
  •       5 lbs peaches
  •       3 teaspoons lemon juice
  •       4 cups sugar

Directions:


  1. 1
    Wash, peel, pit and chop peaches-you want 10 cups. 
  2. 2
    Place all ingredients in a large glass bowl and let stand for 1 hour.
  3. 3
    Transfer to a large stainless or enamel pot.
  4. 4
    Bring to a full boil.
  5. 5
    Boil for 30 minutes to reach the jell point-stir often and then constantly as the mixture nears the jell point.
  6. 6
    Remove and skim off foam.
  7. 7
    Ladle into clean hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  8. 8
    Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Makes 8 half pints


Note: To peel easy, I drop peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove from hot water and place into Ice water for 2 minutes. Peeling should just slide off. 

2 comments:

  1. Great recipe. Requires no pectin.
    We are ready for some hot biscuits. :)

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