As a child I helped my grandmother can summer fruits and vegetables. I didn't always appreciate this activity when I was young, but now I miss her terribly and wish we could have another summer afternoon in her kitchen. I think she would enjoy this recipe.—Katie Ferrier Gage, Houston, Texas
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- 4 cups chopped peeled fresh peaches (about 4 large)
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- In a Dutch oven, combine peaches, sugar, blueberries and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 45-55 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
- Ladle hot mixture into four hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
- Place jars into canner, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 4 half-pints.
Originally published as Peach-Blueberry Preserves in Canning & Preserving 2014 Bookazine 2014, p30
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