FIRST  In a large stock pot, combine peaches, lemon juice, and pectin.  Bring to a boil over high heat until bubbles form over surface, stirring constantly.  Add sugar and boil for an additional minute, constantly stirring.  Remove from heat and skim foam from surface. 

NEXT Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot.  Using tongs, transfer lids, rings, and jars to water and boil for 5 minutes.  Remove, using tongs, and let drain on towel.

LAST  Fill sterilized jars with hot jam, leaving ½” headspace.  Place lids on jars and secure until finger tight.  Wipe sides of jars clean and process in boiling water for 5 minutes.  Once jars have cooled, secure lids and store in cool, dark place for up to a year.  

Homemade Peach Preserves

Prep Time: 15 min.
Level: Intermediate

A Gena Knox Original

Peach preserves are an easy way to preserves summer’s fresh flavors and enjoy year round.  In addition to serving at breakfast, they are delicious in glazes for meats and seafood or paired with fresh goat cheese and baguette for a wonderful appetizer.



COOK TIME  15 minutes

YIELDS  6 half-pint jars


4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped

¼ cup lemon juice

1 package powdered pectin

5 cups sugar

6 half-pint jars

Peach Recipes

Peaches are a very dynamic fruit, able to be made into the sweetest of dishes as well as complement the most savory steaks.

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