Thursday, July 29, 2010

Peach Preserves


I got my first bunch of peaches last week. And after I bought them I sat them on the counter and walked away....And they sat there for a while. Then, I realized they were overripe which is what I was going for. Because I was waiting for them to be ready to make peach preserves. Making preserves is like a savings account for when its cold and dreary out and you need a little bit of homemade sunshine to make you feel better.

I could use some sunshine now...So they may not wait that long but hopefully some will be left over when the winter hits. But I doubt it.

Peach Preserves
4 c. sliced peaches
2 c. sugar
2 tbsp Cointreau

Wash and slice peaches, mix with sugar, and  cook over low heat until peaches turn transparent, stirring often, turn heat to medium or high and boil steady, stirring often to prevent sticking until fruit and syrup drop from a spoon all at once, remove from heat and add Cointreau and stir foam down, put in hot jars and seal.

5 comments:

  1. Oh how yummy, I have never had peach preserves

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  2. Delicious! Such great color and I'm sure the flavor is summertime in a jar :) Good luck saving some for winter, that's always where I get stuck LOL :)

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  3. So I have been reading your blog for a while now and never commented because I never had much to say that seemed relevant - but I have always meant to write and tell you that every single dish you make and post here makes me so happy, and reminds me to cook even if I am not the best and barely have a years worth of experience. But then you posted this, and I almost had a summergasm - my mind flew to all that is right and wonderful about the summer, but also about how the winter is the reason that we get to enjoy it so much. Anyway, I love your blog and cherish the few moments that I have in the week to come check it and remind myself that beginning cooks can incorporate the seasons into their cooking, too.

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  4. I was looking for a peach preserve recipe last week - probably a day or two before you posted this one. I ended up doing something similar, but adding rum. Will have to try with Cointreau!

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  5. What is Cointreau and where would I purchase something like this?

    Charna
    charnascarpati@hotmail.com

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