Monday, August 25, 2014

EASY PEACH PRESERVES

4 1/2 cups (approx 2 1/2 lb) peeled and diced peaches
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 pkg (1.75-oz) powdered fruit pectin

Place all ingredients together in a 4-quart microwave-safe glass bowl; stir to mix.

Microwave mixture on high for 8 minutes (mixture should boil). Stir and microwave on high another 8 to 10 minutes until very thickened (about like pancake syrup). Mixture will will thicken to soft-set preserves after it cools and chills.

Cool mixture completely, about 2 hours.

Serve immediately or place in an airtight jar or container and refrigerate until ready to use. May be stored in refrigerator for 3 weeks.


Note: This is a recipe I got from my Southern Living Magazine three or four years ago.

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