Thursday, September 5, 2013

Spiced Peaches

                                      Makes 4 Quarts
Canning is the best way to make summer produce last through the year.

10                pound firm-ripe peaches (about 20), peeled 
5                  cups sugar 
2-1/3            cups rice vinegar
1                  teaspoon whole allspice
12                black peppercorns
4                  cinnamon sticks (each about 2 1/2 in. long)
4                  cardamom pods, cracked (see notes)
4                  star anise

          ** Follow steps 1 through 4 of Canning Instructions, using four wide-mouth quart-size jars.**
1.          Halve and pit peaches.
 2.         In a 6- to 8-quart pan, combine sugar, vinegar, allspice, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, and star anise. Stir over high heat until boiling; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3.         Turn heat under sugar mixture to high. Add 1/3 of peaches, cover, and stir occasionally until mixture returns to a boil and peaches are barely tender when pierced, 2 to 3 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer peaches to a large bowl. Repeat to cook remaining peaches. Remove syrup from heat.
 4.        Arrange spices and peaches, cut sides down, equally in jars. Return syrup to boiling over high heat.

5 .        Follow steps 5 through 11 of Canning Instructions, ladling hot syrup over peaches, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace in each jar, and processing jars for 25 minutes (see notes). Chill any extra syrup airtight up to 2 weeks.

8 comments:

  1. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 5, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Hi Nee, this is the first time I came across spiced peach. Must be yummy :) Coincidentally, I just ate fresh peach, hehehe..

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  2. Hi Ivy , they are yummy and good in the winter . Peaches are so good and my tree had an abundance of them so the next fresh peach you eat think of me . {giggling} thanks for stopping by :).

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  3. Good morning, Nee. We haven't had many peaches this season, and I fear I have now waited too late for the best ones. I would love to make these!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  4. Hi Nellie , I was blessed both my trees had an abundance of peaches . This ia a very simple recipe , thanks for stopping by :).

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  5. Nee, you and Louise must be the busiest people I know. You are cooking and canning every day. I love spiced peaches but I would probably have to come to your place to get REAL ones.
    Have a great evening, Ginger

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  6. Hi Ginger , Louise is one busy lady and it is a pleasure to know her . I was blessed to have an abundance of furits and veggies this year , if you are ever in my neck of the woods , I will gladly share . Thanks for stopping by :) .
    Have a very blessed evening . Nee

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  7. Your Spiced Peaches are gorgeous and what a great way to preserve summer's best crop. :)

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  8. Hi Amy , my next favorite pass time is cooking and growing thing and looking at the fruits of my labors.Thank you for stopping by :)

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