Peach Preserves

Posted by: Chefmom 07-02-99 5:27 AM

Peach Preserves
Source: Farm Journal's Cookbook

1 1/2 quarts peaches, diced
1 orange, diced and grated peel
Juice of 2 lemons
1 cup chopped maraschino cherries
6 cups Sugar

Mix all ingredients and cook until of desired consistency. Pour into hot sterilized jars; seal.

Makes 3 1/2 pints

Peach Jam
Source: Ball Blue Book Guide

2 quarts peeled and crushed peaches
1/2 cup water
6 cups sugar

Combine peaches and water in a large pot. Cook gently 10 minutes. Add sugar. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly until thick, then ladle into jars and seal. Process about 15 minutes in boiling water bath.

Makes about 4 pints.

Variation: For Spiced Peach Jam, add a spice bag containing 1 tsp whole cloves, 1/2 tsp whole allspice and 1 stick of cinnamon. Remove spices before pouring jam into jars.

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