Conserve: Peach Conserve with Rum

posted by Rusty 07-19-103 5:10 PM

Peach Conserve with Rum

1 med. Seedless orange
1/2 cup light rum
2 quarts chopped peaches
6 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbsp. lime juice
3/4 cup crushed pineapple
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground mace

Use sharp knife to remove thin yellow part of orange peel. Finely chop rest of orange and add just enough water to prevent sticking. Cook until peel is tender. Put container of rum in hot water. Keep hot, but donít boil. Wash, drain, peel, coarsely chop, and measure peaches. With exception of rum, mix all ingredients including water in which orange was cooked and boil almost, but not quite, to jellying point. Quickly skim off foam, stir in hot rum. Pour, boiling hot, into hot jars, leaving a 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.

Yield: 2 or 3 pints

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