My significant other is not a sweet eater and this is one of the few dessserts he likes--other than chocolate chip cookies or pumpkin pie! His mom had made this years ago, lost the recipe, and I found it in one of my many church cookbooks.
A friend gave me this recipe many years ago. It just wouldn't be summer without making a batch of this when the peaches are ripe. This makes a 5 quart (ice cream pail) full of summer goodness and will keep indefinitely. I have made this in the summer and still had some at Christmas, although most of the time it doesn't last that long! Note: Cooking time is freezing time.
This recipe is part of my Czech heritage. My grandmother made these by the dozens to feed the 9 kids in the family when my dad and his brothers and sisters were growing up. All of the kids learned to make these and my dad made these every time we had roast duck or roast pork when I was growing up. They take some time to make and you will make a mess in your kitchen making them, but they are wonderful. The ladies at the local church make these by the hundreds for the annual Czech Days celebration every June to serve with the roast pork dinner that they sell at the hall. I usually make a double batch when I make them and then freeze the leftovers to have on hand when I don't have the time to make them. They are also great the next day sliced and fried in a little butter or sliced and mixed in with scrambled eggs.
We've been cleaning up after severe storms rolled through our area and I wanted something that would feed a bunch of people that helped with the clean up. I came up with this today and think it would be great for OAMC.
Am posting this recipe in memory of my dad who passed away Oct. 14, 2009. He made this every year when we butchered a beef and we always looked forward to him making this. This is time consuming, but makes a huge amount and freezes well. We seldom froze any though, as we usually ate it until it was gone!