Prep 1 hr
Cook 25 mins
These wonderful peaches make a great Christmas Gift. A little bit of summer during the cold dreary winter. Well worth the extra effort. Enjoy!
- 24 large peaches
- 4 cups peach wine
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice, bottled
- 6 whole cinnamon sticks
- 12 whole cloves
- 2 pieces candied ginger, finely shredded
- Peel peaches, leave whole and place in acid solution, while you finish peeling all the peaches.
- In a large pot, cook wine, white & brown sugars, lemon juice and one cinnamon stick.
- Stir until all sugar is dissolved and mixture begins to boil.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and reserve the syrup.
- Rinse the peaches.
- Stick two cloves into each peach and add the peaches to the reserved syrup, heating the peaches until slightly softened.
- Remove from heat and allow peaches to sit in syrup overnight at room temperature.
- Next day, remove the cinnamon and cloves from the peaches.
- Slice the peaches into thick wedges and place back into the syrup.
- Next add the shredded candied ginger into the peach mixture and reheat the peaches.
- Once the peaches are hot, pack tightly into hot sterilized jars, make sure to add 1 stick of cinnamon to each jar.
- Cover the peaches completely with hot syrup, make sure to release any air bubbles, adding more syrup if necessary.
- Clean the rims and seal the jars.
- Process quart jars for 25 minutes in a water bath canner.
Wonderful! Great over cake, or alone. I also modified the recipe to use bing cherries and cherry wine and it was great, too!
I cannot review these just yet,as they are not ready to eat! However, the ease of making them was excellent, and the smell and spices was wonderful. I have photographed them, and will return with my review in a week or so, when we plan to have them for a dessert! I halved the recipe to 12 peaches, and managed to make 2 large Kilner out of the peaches. Thanks Baby Kato - I am sure these will be as wonderful to eat, as the smell was, whilst I was making them! FT:-)Added on the 8th September - FIVE stars and WOW! We had these warm with creme fraiche tonight.......delicious!!! I am going to make some more whilst peaches are cheap amd available - THANKS so much for a keeper!:-)