South Hollow Cooking

Recipes from South Hollow Road

Pear and peach spread September 3, 2007

Filed under: Canning,labor day weekend special,vegetarian — southhollow @ 7:01 pm

We chose to can peaches and pears this year because they were ripe and in abundance. We made peach and pear spread and made it entirely without sugar.

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Here is the recipe we used:
6 pounds peaches
6 pounds pears
1/2 cup apple juice
2 lemons juiced, and the rind of one lemon, pith removed
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup agave syrup
1/2 cup honey
2 cups liquid pectin
4 packets gelatin
1/2 tsp saltPeal, pit, and finely chop the fruit. Save the juice and add juice and fruit to a non-aluminum stock pot. Ad apple juice, cinnamon, lemon juice, agave, honey and salt and cook until the fruit is soft, 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Ad pectin and gelatin and stir well. Pack into hot, sterile 1/2 pint or pint jars, leaving 1’2 inch at top. Top with hot sterile lids and process in a boiling water bath for 7 minutes after the water has returned to boiling.

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