Harvest is in full swing here on my little homestead! I’ve been busy eating and preserving the 90 pounds of peaches my big peach tree produced this year. I was visiting friends a couple weeks ago and a book they had called Canning for a New Generation caught my eye.
I asked how they liked the recipes compared to the classic Ball Complete Book of Preserving and they said it had more unique and modern recipes. They were sweet enough to let me borrow it and it was perfect timing since I had so many peaches in my garage fridge waiting to be preserved!
As I quickly flipped through the book, this recipe jumped out at me and I was super excited to give it a try! If you don’t want to deal with the preserving part, this would be an excellent side dish to serve at a summer party, just be sure to cut the recipe in half.
Canned peaches would work well if you prefer not to peel fresh peaches or you could substitute with nectarines, since they have a smooth skin.
Prep time: 1 1/2 hours, if using fresh peaches or 45 minutes, if using canned peaches or nectarines.
Fresh recipe serves: 8-10
Canning recipe makes about 5 pint jars.