Honey Packed Peaches Recipe

Ingredients honey packed peaches

  • 2-3/4 cups - water, divided
  • 1/4 cup - lemon juice
  • 5 lbs. - peaches*, peeled, pitted and cut into wedges
  • 1-1/4 cups - honey
  • 2 Tablespoons - vanilla extract
  • 6 small - strips lemon zest

Directions

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix 1/4 cup water and lemon juice. Stir fruit in gently, coating all pieces. Set aside.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, bring honey and remaining water to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cover pan to keep contents hot.

Step 3

Pack fruit gently into 6 hot sterilized pint jars, filling to 1/4 inch from top of jar, and place a piece of lemon zest in each jar. Fill jars with honey mixture up to 1/4 inch from tops. Wipe rims of jars; top with lids. Screw on bands. Place jars on rack in canning kettle of hot water, adding water if necessary to bring water level to 1 inch above tops of jars. Bring water to a rolling boil; boil for 25 minutes.

Step 4

Remove jars carefully and cool on a wire rack.


*You can also use apricots or nectarines as a substitute for peaches.

Tip

Every honey variety has its own unique color and taste and can transform this recipe is so many delicious ways. Geddes Farms carries 8 varieties of honey with different notes of sweetness and flavors. Try a light honey such as Clover or Orange Blossom or experiment with a bolder flavor like Avocado or Saw Palmetto.



Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.