This Spiced Peach Preserves Recipe is an old-fashioned favourite recipe for canning peaches with spices.
Cinnamon and cloves spice up these peaches to make a delectable canned peaches treat in a jar!
You can enjoy the taste of summer in the middle of winter!
If you have a lot of small size peaches on hand, this is a great recipe to use them. What a peachy idea ;)
Note - small peaches or medium size peaches which can be halved
5 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vinegar
12 inches of "stick" cinnamon, broken in pieces
2 tsp. whole cloves
2 cups water
5 pounds small or medium size peaches
FOR THE SYRUP
In a large pan, combine the sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, and the water.
Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to avoid sticking and burning, then reduce heat.
Peel peaches, and, if desired halve and pit.
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To prevent the peaches from darkening, add the peaches to the syrup as soon as they are peeled.
Simmer for about 5 minutes, and then remove from heat.
Spoon the peaches into hot, clean jars, leaving about 1/2 inch headspace.
Return the syrup to a boil, stirring almost constantly to avoid sticking and burning.
Add boiling syrup to cover the peaches in the jars, leaving about 1/2 inch headsp
Wipe rims, and adjust lids.
Process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes (starting the timer when the water boils).
Makes about 6 pints of yummy spiced peach preserves!
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