Peach & Orange Conserve
Conserves look just like jam and they have the same consistency, except they take it up a notch or two. A Conserve is made with a combination of fruits, including citrus, nuts and/or raisins. Conserves are excellent paired with meat and poultry dishes, and also very good as a topping for desserts –or just on a good biscuit. This is one of my favorite conserve recipes.
Servings 6 Half Pint Jars
- Peach and Orange Conserve Recipe
- 1 large orange – chopped including peel
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon fresh squeeze lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 5 cups chopped peeled peaches (about 6 large)
- 4 cups white sugar
- ½ cup slivered almonds
Wash orange and chop finely, discarding seeds. I chop mine in my food processor.
Place orange in a large heavy pot with the water and simmer, covered, over low heat until soft – about 20 minutes.
Add lemon juice, peaches and sugar and stir well
Over high heat bring peach mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and cook, uncovered to a steady simmer until the mixture thickens and the peaches turn translucent. Will take about 45 minutes. Be sure to stir often and reduce heat if needed to prevent sticking.
During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the slivered almonds.
Remove from heat and skim off foam if needed.
Fill hot sterilized canning jars and seal with prepared lids.
Processing in Boiling Water Bath for 5 minutes.
Makes about 6 half pint jars