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Sweet Peach Chutney

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Ingredients
  Peaches 10 Pound
  Firm ripe peaches 10 Pound
  Cinnamon sticks 2
  Medium dry sherry 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry sherry 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cardamom pods 6
  Sugar 1 Pound
  Raisins 5 Ounce
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large saucepan of water ,heat water to boil and take away from heat.
2) Add in 8-12 peaches, allow to remain for a minute, then take out 1 peach and pare off the skin and keep it aside.
3) Continue the same process with the other peaches in the water.
4) Further soak the rest of the peaches, a few at a time, in the hot water, heating it if needed,removing the peel and keeping them aside.
divide each peach into 2 halves,remove the stone and then chop the flesh.
5) In a large saucepan or preserving pan,mix together the peaches, cinnamon, sherry, cardamom pods, sugar, raisins, lemon juice, and almond extract.
6) Allow the mixture to a boil, mixing many a times.
7) Lower the heat and reduce to a simmer and cook over moderate-low heat for 2 hours, mixing at frequent intervals till the consistency of the mixture becomes very thick.
8) Lower the heat, if needed to avoid burning.

FINALISING
9) Allow the chutney to cool considerable.
I10) nto a clean, dry glass or ceramic jars, transfer the chutney and cover with nonmetallic, airtight lids.
11) Store in a cool, dark place or the refrigerator.

SERVING
12) Serve when you wish with dishes or snacks of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Peach
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
160 Minutes
Ready In: 
165 Minutes

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