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Sugar 'n' Spice Peaches

 Sugar 'n' Spice Peaches
Here's a pretty dish with old-time sugar 'n' spice flavor that's a holiday tradition in our family-for brunch or dinner. It's also a wonderfully easy way to put plain old canned peaches in a festive mood!
22 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 cans (29 ounces each) peach halves
  • Cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 22 whole cloves
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Drain peaches, reserving 1 cup juice. Set peaches aside. Place
  • cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth;
  • bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. In a
  • saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, food coloring if desired and
  • reserved peach juice. Add spice bag. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Place the peaches in a large bowl. Pour sauce over peaches; stir
  • gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 days, stirring
  • occasionally. Discard spice bag. Yield: 22 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 99 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.