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Amaretto-Peach Preserves Recipe

Amaretto-Peach Preserves Recipe

Chock-full of peaches, raisins and pecans, this lovely conserve enhances ordinary slices of toast.—Redawna Kalynchuk, Sexsmith, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Process: 10 min. YIELD:40 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand 5 minutes. Place raisins with liquid in a large saucepan. Add peaches and orange peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until peaches are tender.
  • 2. Stir in orange and lemon juices; return to a boil. Add sugar. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 25-30 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add pecans; cook 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat; stir in amaretto.
  • 3. Carefully ladle hot mixture into five hot sterilized half-pint jars. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • 4. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 5 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

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.