|You spend the day canning!|
Today was another very full day of canning! I had a lot of pears to get done and my sister had requested a very specific item that I want to share with you. I gave a lot of thought as to whether I should share or not since it does contain amaretto, but after much consideration, I am at peace with sharing it. We do not keep alcohol in our home unless it is a cooking wine, so I was unsure about this recipe. I guess my thinking reached a turning point when I realized vanilla flavoring was made with vodka! I then understood my amaretto was no different, it was just a flavor.
To make these preserves you will need 4 cups of peaches chopped, 7-1/2 cups of sugar (cough, cough! Yep, that is a lot of sugar!), 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1-1/2 Tablespoon of orange zest, one pouch Sure-Jell Certo Liquid Pectin, 3/4 cup of pecan chips, and 3 Tablespoons of Amaretto.
I doesn't look like I had four cups of peaches because I had to freeze my peaches for a couple of days before I could get to them. They measured four cups before being frozen. :)
To begin, mix the sugar, orange zest, lemon juice, and peaches together in a large pan.
Keep stirring! It will mix together, I promise! :)
You may add 1/4-1/2 tsp. of butter at this point to help reduce the foam if you wish. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil, and add in the liquid pectin all at one time.
|Make sure you have this opened and ready to go before you begin cooking|
Remove the mixture from the heat. Stir in the pecans and amaretto.
|Sorry to confuse you with the 1/4 cup measuring cup. I just poured the|
3 Tablespoons of amaretto in there to make pouring easier and not mess
up another bowl or cup.
The preserves were ladled into jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space, sealed with two piece lids, and processed in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.
This is the result. I need to try to get a better picture tomorrow after the 24 hour waiting period, but I just couldn't wait to share! :) These are so delicious!
So? What do you think? I hope you try them, and let me know what you think! If you have any variations, I would love to hear! Leave a comment!
Until we meet again, may you be blessed!
* To insure the safety of your canned food, always follow the USDA's rules for safe canning techniques.
Update! Better photo. :)