Amaretto Peach Conserve
The Amaretto is fantastic and because it's heated through in the water bath the almond taste is all that is left for flavor.
- 1 cups golden raisins ( we used dried cherries since I don't like raisins)
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 2 lbs peaches, peeled and chopped (4 cups chopped)
- 4 t. grated orange peel
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 2 T. bottled lemon juice
- 3 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 3 T. Amaretto
Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Place raisins with liquid in a large saucepan.
Add peaches and orange peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until peaches are tender;
Stir in orange and lemon juices; return to a boil. Add sugar. Cook uncovered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Add pecans; cook 5 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in Amaretto.
Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids.
Processin in water bath for 10 minutes (recipe says 5 minutes) Makes 5 half pints.