8/24/2009

Seasonal Recipe: Peaches

This post is a little heavy on the photos so please forgive me in advance if you really just came here looking for the peach syrup recipe. I really enjoy peaches and use them as the main ingredient in our smoothies. I also have a favorite canning recipe that is a peach syrup. It makes for a wonderful gift since it can top off pancakes, french toast, waffles or ice cream. I have yet to have someone turn me down (or turn their nose up) when I offer them a jar of peach syrup.

As I'm sure you have gathered I use a lot of peaches during the season. I am able to buy "Market Ready" peaches that have only about 24 hours left of peak freshness time for $0.50 a pound. The peaches are still in perfect condition and I'm paying less then the u-pick price. The catch you ask? I have 24 hours to freeze, can or eat all that I buy. With a little planning before buying that is not a problem.


The peach syrup recipe I'm sharing today is actually a water bath canning recipe. If you would like to try the recipe but not can it then follow the directions through add the vanilla then you can cool the syrup and use (it will stay good in the fridge for about a week).



On to the recipe!

Peach Syrup
5 cups of pureed peaches
2 cups sugar
5 t. Fruit Fresh
2 t. vanilla

Combine puree, sugar and Fruit Fresh in a pot. Bring to a boil then let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour into hot jars and process for 20 minutes in a water bath canner.

Variations: There are three ways you can easily vary this recipe. You can not add vanilla, substitute honey for sugar or use 2T. of lemon juice instead of Fruit Fresh.

One of the many ways we enjoy this yummy syrup is on top of vanilla ice cream with homemade granola sprinkled on top. Truly a divine peaches' n cream dish.


How do you dish up your peaches?


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11 comments:

darnold23 said...

Love this! I would love to invite you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Please come check it out. Thanks so much for posting.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

First of all... I LOVE the name of your blog!!! How funny. Yeah, we aren't the jet set, either, at my house...
Thanks for joining us for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Your peach syrup sounds wonderful.

Brenda said...

I've been loving the fresh peaches this year, this syrup looks great too.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi, I like the idea of adding vanila to peaches. Duh, Why didn't I think of that. I just made peach jam and my recipe with the addition of vanilla would be great too.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

darnold23 said...

Thanks so much for posting on Crock Pot Wednesday. I hope to see you again next week.

Ann Kroeker said...

That looks terrific!

Mary said...

I really love this recipe. I have extra peaches now and this is a wonderful way to use the. Unless I'm making a crisp or pie I don't season my peaches.

Joyce said...

I make one Peach Pie each season. I use to make one a week but my little GS is allergic and we need to keep the house Peach free. I had never heard of a peach allergy but his reaction to them is so scary and requires an emergency room visit. So I bake the pie when he is on vacation with his parents and am forced to eat the entire thing all by myself:)
Joyce

Amanda said...

Do you have a recipe for your homemade granola? The combination of peach syrup, vanilla ice cream and homemade granola sounds divine!

Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

I do have the recipe! I'll type it up into a post for you.

Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

The granola recipe is now posted!

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