Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
A taste of summer in a jar.
- 12 cups peeled, pitted and chopped peaches
- 1 (3 inch) stick cinnamon
- 3 teaspoons whole cloves
- 2 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups peeled and finely chopped apples
- 1 1⁄2 cups golden raisins
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon rind (no white)
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Tie cinnamon stick and whole cloves in a cheesecloth spice bag.
- Combine all ingredients in a large stainless or enamel saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, cover and boil gently for about 75 minutes, stirring occasionally until thick.
- Discard spice bag and ladle pie filling into clean hot jars leaving 1/2 inch head space.
- Remove bubbles.
- Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.
We (7 of us) fell in love with this. After canning my first batch, I had some left that wouldn't fill a jar. I heated a cast iron skillet added 1/2 stick of butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar, poured the excess on top of this and topped it with a butter cake mix. Baked it until golden brown and let it cool for 10 minutes. When I turned it out of the pan onto a plate, we could hardly wait to taste it. To say the least, we were not disappointed!
Great recipe! I didn't have quite enough peaches (and nectarines) so I filled in the remainder with apples. I also used ground spices instead of whole. I ended up with a darker final product but the house smelled amazing. After printing this off of Zaar, I checked my canning book and found this in there!