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Chunky Peach Spread

 Chunky Peach Spread
Here's a fruit spread that captures the best tastes of late summer. I like that it's low in sugar and not overly sweet, which lets the fresh peach flavor shine right through. — Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah
28 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 7 medium peaches (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Fill a large saucepan two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil.
  • Cut a shallow “X” on the bottom of each peach. Using tongs, place
  • peaches, a few at a time, in boiling water for 30-60 seconds or just
  • until skin at the “X” begins to loosen. Remove peaches and
  • immediately drop into ice water. Pull off skins with tip of a knife;
  • discard skins. Chop peaches.
  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1
  • minute. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine peaches, sugar and
  • lemon juice; bring to a boil. Mash peaches. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, 5 minutes. Add gelatin mixture; cook 1 minute longer,
  • stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Pour into jars. Refrigerate, covered, up to 3 weeks. Yield: about
  • 3-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 21 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber,

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Chunky Peach Spread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.