Get the taste of summer in this sweet conserve, made with peaches, orange juice and slivered almonds.
- Makes: About 8 half-pint jars
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
- Nutrition Highlights: With just 38 calories in a medium-sized peach, they’re an excellent source of fiber, good for blood sugar and naturally fat free.
- Recipe Created By: Charlyn Fargo
- Recipe From: Illinois Partners
- Sterilize canning jars, and prepare two-piece canning lids according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Place orange and peaches in a large pot, and cook gently about 15 to 20 minutes. Add sugar and nutmeg. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly until thick, about 15 minutes. As mixture thickens, stir occasionally to prevent sticking. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add nuts.
- Pour hot conserve into hot jars, leaving a ¼-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.
Tips & Notes
You will notice this recipe doesn’t use pectin – only fruit sugar. Pectin changes the taste of the jam, and most people who make their own seem to prefer it without.