Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe

| October 10, 2014 | 25 Comments

The months of August and September are the best time of the year to purchase local peaches and make them into preserve. Each peach is packed with nutrients and antioxidants, are low in calories, only 58 calories per 100 g, and they are a moderate source of antioxidant, vitamin C, and vitamin A. They are rich in many vital minerals such as potassium, fluoride, and iron.

This Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe does not require any pectin. The consistency will be less liquid or jelly like than most peach preserve. It’s ideal to serve with pancakes, muffins, angel food cake, ice cream or on a toast. The recipe makes one 750 ml jar. To make more jars, double or triple the recipe. I prefer to prepare a fresher bash more often than to freeze them. For more peach recipes, check out this round up on our blog!

Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe
Peach Preserve on a muffin.

Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 peaches
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of water
Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe
Peach Preserve in a mason jar.

Instructions

1. Blanching of the Peaches

Fill 2/3 of a large pot with water. Bring to a boil. Add peaches for 1-2 minutes, then remove them with slotted spoon immediately into a large bowl of cold water. This process will help remove the fuzzy skins easily.

Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe
Blanching peaches

2. Peeling the skin

Peel the skin by just pulling on it by hand, but if it won’t peeled easily, just use a knife. Afterwards, cut the peaches to remove the pits and cut them into small pieces.

Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe
Peeling the peaches skin

3. Cooking the Preserves

Place all the cut peaches in a large pot and add 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Place the pot over the stove uncovered and bring to a light boil, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Cook at medium-low heat for 60 minutes.  Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer for 15 minutes.

Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe
Peaches preserve cooking

4. Cleaning the Jars 

Before every use, wash empty jars in hot water with detergent and rinse well by hand, or wash in a dishwasher.

5. Sterilizing your Clean Jars

After washing them, let them dry in the oven at 250 degrees F for about 15 minutes or until completely dry. Put lids in a pot and let them boil for at least 5 minutes. Jars should be kept hot until ready to fill with food.

6. Preserve in a Jar

Transfer your boiling hot preserves to the jars using a sterilized spoon and leave about 1/2 inch space. Screw the lid to keep a tight seal and keep the jar in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks. I don’t recommend storing it on a shelf. Enjoy!

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Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe

 

Super Easy Peach Preserve Recipe
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: canning, peach cannin, peach preserves, peaches
Servings: 1 large mason jar
Ingredients
  • 6 peaches
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of water
Instructions
  1. Blanching of the Peaches: Fill 2/3 of a large pot with water. Bring to a boil. Add peaches for 1-2 minutes, then remove them with slotted spoon immediately into a large bowl of cold water. This process will help remove the fuzzy skins easily.

  2. Peeling the skin: Peel the skin by just pulling on it by hand, but if it won’t peeled easily, just use a knife. Afterwards, cut the peaches to remove the pits and cut them into small pieces.

  3. Cooking the Preserves: Place all the cut peaches in a large pot and add 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Place the pot over the stove uncovered and bring to a light boil, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Cook at medium-low heat for 60 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer for 15 minutes.

  4. Cleaning the Jars: Before every use, wash empty jars in hot water with detergent and rinse well by hand, or wash in a dishwasher.

  5. Sterilizing your Clean Jars: After washing them, let them dry in the oven at 250 degrees F for about 15 minutes or until completely dry. Put lids in a pot and let them boil for at least 5 minutes. Jars should be kept hot until ready to fill with food.

  6. Preserve in a Jar: Transfer your boiling hot preserves to the jars using a sterilized spoon and leave about 1/2 inch space. Screw the lid to keep a tight seal and keep the jar in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks. I don’t recommend storing it on a shelf.

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (25)

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  1. Victoria Ess says:

    This looks delicious!

  2. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would really like to try this!

  3. Holly says:

    YUM!! I love peach!

  4. Heidi C. says:

    This doesn’t sound too challenging at all, even for me :).

  5. KD says:

    Mmm…the taste of fresh peaches is particularly good in the middle of winter!

  6. Brenda A says:

    Peaches are my absolute favourite fruit! This summer I had every intention of making peach jam from the huge amount of peaches I bought. Did it happen? Not quite. But I do have a freezer full of local, slices peaches to enjoy of the winter!

  7. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I do canning but I havent tried peaches yet.

  8. Wanda Tracey says:

    This looks so delicious and easy to do.Thanks for sharing how to preservee peaches as I will love them this way.

  9. loriag says:

    My Mom use to can peaches for me, now it is my turn to learn.

  10. kathy downey says:

    Thanks so much for sharing will have to give this a try

  11. kathy downey says:

    I love preserves,my mom uses to bottle ears when we were young they were so delicious.

  12. Amy Lovell says:

    Oh this looks delicious! Thanks!!

  13. Chandra O'Connor says:

    Peaches one of my fav fruits.

  14. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This looks absolutely delicious but it takes a lot of work to get it all done

  15. Shirley says:

    This looks delicious peaches are a favorite fruit

  16. Erin N says:

    Yum! I love peaches so much. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. Shirley P says:

    This looks so delicious peaches are a favorite

  18. Linda says:

    I made this and was it
    very good. However, the recipe says it makes 1 large mason jar. I only got a little over 1 half pint jar. Your peaches must be gigantic! Not sure why the difference, but results tasted great!

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