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Monday, June 13, 2016

Pickling Peaches

As the grand-daughter of farming families I recall all the great preserving , canning and freezing that took place. When the harvest season came it was time to make sure you would have plenty for the fall and winter months. Some may think of harvest at cooler fall times the truth is harvest came when it came I can recall it being terrible hot when we were canning and putting up for the months to come. This delicious recipe is one that my grand-mother would make often. It is not her recipe but I can recall hers tasting awesome. Hope you enjoy 

7 pounds peaches or nectarines
3¾ pounds sugar
1 quart (4 cups) white vinegar
2 ounces whole cloves
2 ounces cinnamon stick

Pare the peaches (not necessary with nectarines).
Poke a whole clove into each peach; use two cloves per peach if they're big'uns.
Combine sugar, vinegar, and cinnamon in a large pot and bring to boil, covered, over high heat. Boil 5 minutes.
Add fruit and cover. Set timer for 10 minutes. The pot should be boiling again after 5 minutes. Allow fruit to boil another 5 minutes.
Scoop fruit out and into wide-mouth jars.
Boil syrup another 5 minutes, then pour over fruit.
Seal and cool.
Makes 10 quarts

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