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Peach Preserves Recipe
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How to Make Peach Preserves
These fragrant, fruity preserves are amazing on toast, biscuits, and pork chops. See more
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Peach Preserves

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"These fragrant preserves are simple to make, and may be stored. Toast and biscuits will never taste the same again!"

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    2 hrs


  1. Crush 1 cup chopped peaches in the bottom of a large saucepan. Add remaining peaches, and set pan over medium-low heat. Bring to a low boil, and cook for about 20 minutes or until peaches become liquid (my family likes a few bits of peach left) .
  2. Pour peaches into a bowl, and then measure 6 cups back into the pan. Add sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Gradually stir in dry pectin, and boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat after 1 minute, and transfer to sterilized jars. Process in hot water bath canner for 10 minutes. Let cool, and place on shelf.
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  • Notes
  • When making preserves and jams, select slightly underipe, firm fruit .
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2003

This recipe has been rewritten. The original submission did not call for the addition of water, and this ingredient was mistakenly included when the recipe was published on our site. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 23, 2010

Lovely color and consistency but way too sweet to eat. Recipe called for 4 1/2 cups sugar to 6 cups cooked underripe peaches. Used 4 cups of sugar to 6 cups of cooked ripe peaches. So sugary it could put someone in a coma! Had to toss the entire batch. If you decide to try this recipe, I recommend that you start with 2 cups of sugar, taste and add more sugar in 1/2 cup increments until you get to the desired sweetness.

Sep 22, 2006

I have tried making and canning 3 different recipes for peach preserves and this is by far our favorite. I love that you don't peel the peaches, it made it much easier to prepare and the skins added a lovely rosy color to the preserves. Also, since they are diced instead of sliced, they seem to hold their shape a little better and not all float to the top of the jar. I read that in preserves, the liquid should be about the thickness of honey, and that is how it turned out for me, not too liquid at all, but also not too sticky to spread. We have given jars of these preserves as gifts and gotten rave reviews.

Jul 28, 2010

I just finished making 42 half-pint jars of these peach preserves. This was my first time to make preserves, and I found this recipe quite easy for beginners. I loved that there is no peeling, no lemon squeezing, and no skimming to do. I think the secret to success is to be sure to bring the fruit and sugar mixture to a gentle boil that continues even when stirred, before adding the pectin. If you add the pectin too soon, your preserves may end up runny. Also, remember that this is a preserve recipe. Preserves don't set up like jelly. They should be about the consistency of honey. That's exactly what I got, and the flavor is wonderful! Definitely a keeper!

Sep 04, 2007

A little thinner than a jam, but excellent. Great flavor. This recipe made 7 1/2 8oz jars full for me. I also mashed the peaches during the cooking to a much finer pulp than suggested in the recipe. I'm definitely going to do it again! I recommend using "seconds" (bruised extras) from your local market. Also,

Sep 14, 2008

This was my first time making any type of homemade preserves and I was very pleased with it! I had slightly less peaches - maybe 8 or 9 - so reduced the sugar somewhat. I wanted to make a "Spiced Peach Preserves", so I added a cinnamon stick, 4 cloves and half a nutmeg pod tied in cheesecloth to the peach mixture while cooking. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 20, 2008

Great recipe. Turned out perfectly with no modifications. I will make this again. I don't know if I am am the only one who didn't notice, but some brands of pectin do not have 2 ounces of pectin in the package. I added some from a second package. Thank you for the recipe.

Jul 09, 2006

The best peach preserves recipe - I have ever used or eaten.


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  • Calories
  • 59 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

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

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