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Nana's Southern Pickled Peaches Recipe
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Nana's Southern Pickled Peaches
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Nana's Southern Pickled Peaches

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"Old Southern favorite. Great on picnics with cucumber sandwiches or at Sunday supper."

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Original recipe makes 4 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Combine the sugar, vinegar and water in a large pot, and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Press one or two cloves into each peach, and place into the boiling syrup. Boil for 20 minutes, or until peaches are tender.
  2. Spoon peaches into sterile jars and top with liquid to 1/2 inch from the rim. Put one cinnamon stick into each jar. Wipe the rims with a clean dry cloth, and seal with lids and rings. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal, or consult times recommended by your local extension.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 23, 2008

My husband and I made these last night with 16 pounds of peaches. My parents have fruit trees, so I needed to find a way to easily use up a lot of peaches and we've already made peach preserves, so this was it. I've never had pickled peaches, but these are excellent. Just the right amount of spice, but we wound up with a lot of extra liquid when putting these in the jars, which I prefer to not enough any day! My four year old daughter had 3 peaches this morning when I was just trying them to see how they tasted. Thanks for a great recipe, I'm sure we'll make this next time there is another bumper crop of peaches. 2008 Update: Our peach tree produced a record crop this year and I made these with a friend. We used over 100 pounds of peaches for this recipe and are excited about our stash.(and tired too! :)) For each 4 pounds of peaches you can plan on getting about 4 pints (2 quarts). We multiplied the fruit by 5 for every batch we made (20 pounds) and only multiplied the syrup by 4 and still had plenty of liquid for canning. Again, an excellent recipe--especially if you have a lot of peaches you need to use up.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2013

good but a little too much clove for me. Has a sort of Christmas flavor. may try again with less or no cloves. very tasty over vanilla bean ice cream though

Jul 30, 2010

This was my first time making pickles peaches and they are delicious. I did mine in halves and added an anise seed pod to each jar along with the cinnamon stick and pretty! My mom said they were just like her grandma used to make :)

Sep 30, 2006

My daddy just loved these!!. I had remembered my uncle and my daddy talking about my grandmother making these and how much they missed them. Boy was daddy happy when he opened the jar! He said this recipe was a keeper.

Dec 09, 2009

It's exactly like my mother used to make. She used white cling peaches and they were wonderful. Point of reference, I'm now 74 years old and this is the first time I've seen this recipe.If any of you have access to white cling peaches, I urge you to try this recipe. I'm sending it to my daughter in law. They have a very small (personal orchard) orchard with a couple of peach trees, among the apple trees. I hope she will give this a try. Thanks for warming an "old" gal's heart with this bit of nostalgia!

Aug 10, 2010

I have never eaten pickled peaches besides the ones they have sold at grocery stores. I decided to make these because they looked really good. These were simply amazing! My grandma wanted the recipe, and we're making them tonight for the second time. We put two cinammon sticks in each jar and left them overnight. We couldn't stop eating them the next day, and cleaned off eight peaches in one day. Thank you for this recipe. I'll be making these for Thanksgiving.

Sep 11, 2007

These were really good. Didn't take too long to make, either. Brings back memories of my grandmother's cooking!

Apr 08, 2009

I never had pickled peaches before and these were so good I have one more jar I hid just for me! Not too tart, not too sweet absolutely perfect! Thank you Nana :)


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  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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