Peach Pecan & Amaretto Preserves

Recipe by Steve P.
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 1 Batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a heavy, non-reactive saucepot combine raisins and water and let raisins soak until they plump.
  • Cut peaches into halves or quarters and combine them with the plumped raisins and water.
  • Add zest and heat mixture to simmering until very tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in orange and lemon juices and return to a boil.
  • Add sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring very frequently with a flat bottom wooden spoon, until thick, about 30 minutes.
  • Test Mixture: Put a spoonful on a chilled saucer and let it cool; when saucer is held on edge, the surface of the jam should wrinkle.
  • Add the pecans and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes longer.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the Amaretto.
  • Ladle into hot, clean canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  • Seal with new two-piece lids according to manufacturer's directions and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
  • Cool, label, and store.
  • Best if allowed to mellow in the jars for two weeks before serving.
  • Makes great holiday gifts.
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