Peach Preserves

READY IN: 4hrs
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

This is the recipe my mom uses. She has two large peach trees in her yard that always yield the juiciest, sweetest peaches.

Top Review by BubbaandBoo

Yum, yum!! Peach Preserves are supposed to be sweet and these were good; however, I did change the recipe slightly. I doubled the amount of peaches and just couldn't bring myself to dump 12 cups of sugar on top of them, so I only used 9. They turned out perfectly and reminded me of my mom's recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 quarts peeled sliced peaches
  • 6 cups sugar


  1. Add the peaches and sugar in a large shallow glass container; cover and keep in a cool place for 12-18 hours.
  2. Transfer peach mixture to a large pot; bring to a boil slowly; stirring often.
  3. Boil gently until peaches become transparent and the syrup thickens (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours), stirring often to keep from sticking.
  4. Skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  5. Immediately ladle preserves into hot sterilzed jars; leave 1/4 inch headspace.
  6. Cover with lids and screw on the bands tightly.
  7. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.
  8. Cool.

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