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REC: Spicy Peach Preserves

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Posted to Thread #11494 at 2:38 am on Jul 26, 2008

Spicy Peach Preserves

This was the first preserve I ever made. I
only got brave enough because I couldn't
forget the taste of a jar given to me. Try
this next summer and you will can anything!
Caution: make several batches, you gain a
faithful following of friends who want their
annual supply!

5 cups peaches, washed and seed removed
(about 7 peaches)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
9 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 packet liquid pectin

Do not peel peaches. Finely chop in food
processor, using pulsating so you don't
over-process. Combine all ingredients except
pectin in a large heavy pot. Cook, stirring
occasionally until it begins to boil.
Stirring constantly, boil hard a few minutes.
Remove from heat and add pectin package all
at once. Stir and skim off foam. Stir 5
minutes. Pour into 12 small jars. Carefully
clean off lip of jars with hot wet towel to
ensure good seal. Apply seals and rings, but
not tightly. Cook in water bath for at least
10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack, then
tighten rings. Press the center of the lid,
there shouldn't be any bounce back if sealed
properly. If seal didn't work on some,
refrigerate and eat these first, or place
contents in clean jars and put through water
bath again.
These keep in pantry for over a year.
Doubles nicely.


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