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Georgia Peach Preserves

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Ingredients
  Ripe peaches 7 Pound (25, fresh juicy)
  Cinnamon sticks 2 , crushed (3 inches long)
  Whole cloves 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Peel, pit, and chop the peaches (you should have about 6 cups). In an 8-quart stainless steel or enameled stockpot, cook the peaches, uncovered, over moderate heat for 8 minutes, or until they are soft, stirring and mashing them constantly. While the peaches cook, tie up the cinnamon stick and cloves in a piece of cheesecloth.
2. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice, add the spice bag, and bring to a full rolling boil. Continue to boil, uncovered, stirring and skimming the surface often, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a candy thermometer registers 218° to 220°F. and the preserves have thickened slightly and appear golden and glossy.
3. While the preserves cook, sterilize 8 half-pint jelly jars. Spoon in the preserves, leaving a 1/2-inch head space in each; wipe the rims 'well and seal. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes, then let cool thoroughly and check the seals. Store in a cool, dark, dry place for up to 6 months.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Storage: 
Preserving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Peach
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes

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