We love homemade jams at our house. On toast, as pancake topping or on a sandwich. What I don’t like is the high amount of sugar that most jam recipes require. With the last of my peaches I decided to make a batch Peach Preserves using honey as the sweetener. The key is to make sure your fruit is perfectly ripe- letting the natural flavors and sweetness shine. This is a simple recipe- only 3 ingredients that will let you enjoy that great peach taste with a light sweetness all winter long!
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How to Make Honey Peach Preserves
Here is what you will need (makes 4 pints):
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1-2 cups honey (depending on your taste)
*I think peaches have enough natural pectin, but if you want you can also add a little bit of low/no sugar pectin.
What to do:
Start by peeling your peaches and removing the pits.
Then you want to chop up your peaches. I like mine chopped pretty small, so I pulse them in the food processor. You can also just dice them up by hand.
Place them in a large pot and stir in the lemon juice and honey.
Heat the mixture to boiling- stirring frequently. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook- stirring frequently- until the preserves start to thicken up- maybe 30 to 45 minutes.
Place in clean, sterile jars and top with clean lids. (I’ve had good luck with the reusable Tattler lids)
Process in a Boiling Water Bath for 10 minutes.
It’s that easy! Try a batch and let me know what you think! It goes great on top of my buttermilk biscuits!
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