Sunday, September 12, 2010

Peaches, Peaches, PEACHES!!!

I got this case of enormous peaches from the farmer's market for only $11 - see you can get good deals at the Ferry Building Farmer's market! I ended up making preserves and one little jar of syrup - not to mention eating quite a few ourselves. They were the best I've had, perfect too - not #2's. I'm waiting for a big bowl of good vanilla ice cream...

Peach Preserves

5 pounds ripe peaches
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice

Bring a pot of water to a boil and then cut an x in the bottom of each peach and drop into the water for about 1 min, then transfer to an ice bath. Slip the skins off and remove pits and slice into about 8 slices. Bring peach slices, sugar and lemon juice to a boil and cover and let sit - unless it's super hot where you live, then put it in the fridge. Bring them back to a boil skimming the foam occasionally. Cook about 20 min. Fill sterilized jars with peaches and some syrup, with any leftover syrup boil down and save as a sauce. Water bath can them for 10 min.


  1. I'm late to the September canjam dance! But it did allow me to peruse some delish recipes (including your's!) and call it out in my post. We're local to one another. I am in SJ.

    Here's mine:

    Looking forward to october!

  2. Brandy is always a good addition in my book!