Preserved Blackboy Peaches Recipe

Preserved Blackboy Peaches

▪️ 3 cups water
▪️ 1 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
▪️ 10-12 Blackboy peaches

Cinnamon Sugar:
▪️ 1 tablespoon sugar
▪️ 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

▪️ Large saucepan
▪️ Mixing bowls
▪️ Sieve or colander
▪️ Wooden spoon
▪️ Knife
▪️ Oven
▪️ Baking tray
▪️ Sterilized jars and lids
▪️ Slice tin
▪️ Newspaper


1. Prepare the Syrup: Place a large saucepan on your stove. Add 3 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar (adjust sweetness to taste). Heat slowly on medium to low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

2. Sterilise Jars and Lids: Place cleaned jars in the oven at 75°C to 100°C to heat and sterilise. Place perforated seals or pop-top lids in a saucepan of water. Bring to a simmer and keep simmering until ready to use.

3. Prepare the Peaches: Peel and halve the peaches. To halve, run a small knife blade around the natural crease of the peach, cutting through to the stone. Place the peach halves in a large bowl of cold water to prevent them from browning.

4. Cook the Peaches: Once the syrup is boiling, drain the peaches using a sieve or colander. Slowly slide the peaches into the boiling syrup to avoid splashing. Stir gently with a wooden spoon and heat until simmering again. Stir occasionally. The peaches will cook quickly.

5. Fill the Jars: Place a slice tin on the newspaper beneath the jars to catch any spills. Once the peaches are almost tender, spoon them into the hot jars. Alternate between 3-4 jars to keep them hot as you fill them. Use a knife to release air bubbles by running it down the inside of the jar. Run your finger around the rim to remove any fruit fibres. Top up with syrup to the top of the jar. Place a perforated seal and screwband or a pop-top lid on the jar and tighten firmly. Set the jar aside and repeat until finished.

6. Store the Jars: If you have leftover syrup, bottle it for use in drinks or desserts. The next day, wash the jars in warm water, dry them well, and leave them to ensure they are completely dry before storing.

- Other fruits like peaches, plums, feijoas, nectarines, apricots, and apples can also be preserved this way.
- For berries, place them in hot jars, pour syrup over, and seal.
- Grape juice can be made similarly by placing washed grapes in hot jars and covering them with syrup. Store for several weeks before using chilled lemonade for a party punch.

Preserving Blackboy peaches is a great way to enjoy their unique flavour all year round. This simple recipe shows you how to preserve Blackboy peaches in syrup, ensuring they remain delicious and ready to use in various dishes.

Blackboy peaches are best preserved when peeled, as their furry skin can be unpleasant once cooked. This recipe involves simmering peeled and halved peaches in a sugar syrup, then sealing them in sterilised jars to keep them fresh. You can also use this method for other fruits like plums, feijoas, and apricots.

Learning how to preserve Blackboy peaches is easy with this old-fashioned recipe. These preserved peaches can be used in many Blackboy peach recipes, such as Blackboy peach jam, Blackboy peach chutney, and even in desserts. For a tasty Blackboy peach jam recipe from NZ, simply use these preserved peaches.

If you prefer freezing Blackboy peaches, you can follow a similar process but skip the cooking step. This method will keep the peaches fresh and ready to use in your favourite recipes.

Enjoy the taste of these preserved Blackboy peaches in your favourite dishes, or try making an old-fashioned Blackboy peach chutney for a savory treat.

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