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First off let me just say that for my 7 pint jars I used about 14 decent sized peaches. So there's no way a "bushel" is correct for this recipe when a bushel is 50lbs of peaches! You'd need a lot more Bourbon!! Or in my case I followed suite and used Brandy since I prefer it anyway. I like the way these came out and I'm sure I'll make them again. Each time I tried the syrup while cooking it got better and better!I'd say I simmered mine for about 15-20 mins. Only thing I would change is that I think they need a bit more spice. I used about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, the 10 allspice berries and I added 5 whole cloves. It's only been 9 days though so the flavors may intensify.
I attempted to make these and by mistake bought brandy. You have got to try these with brandy. im giving a five stars because these are just fantastic i will attempt bourbon in the future but you have got to try the brandy. thanks for the recipe.