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Amaretto-Peach Preserves

 Amaretto-Peach Preserves
Chock-full of peaches, raisins and pecans, this lovely conserve enhances ordinary slices of toast.—Redawna Kalynchuk, Sexsmith, Alberta
40 ServingsPrep: 1-1/4 hours Process: 10 min.


  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 pounds peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons Amaretto


  • Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand
  • for 5 minutes. Place raisins with liquid in a large saucepan. Add
  • peaches and orange peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 10-15 minutes or until peaches are tender.
  • Stir in orange and lemon juices; return to a boil. Add sugar. Cook,
  • uncovered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until thickened,
  • stirring occasionally. Add pecans; cook 5 minutes longer. Remove
  • from the heat; stir in amaretto.
  • Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot sterilized half-pint jars,
  • leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust
  • lids. Process in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes. Yield: 5
  • half-pints.

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Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 102 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.