Sweet Georgia Peach Honey

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Paula Remembers: Grandmother Paul would dry peaches every summer and use them to make her Peach Honey. She would test the mixture on a pretty saucer and let it cool to see if it was thick enough before canning.

Servings: 6 pints
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate

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12 cups fresh peaches with skins, pits removed and chopped (approximately 20 peaches)
1 large orange with rind, quartered and seeds removed
1 large lemon with rind, quartered and seeds removed
8 cups sugar
6 pint canning jars with lids, sterilized





Using a food processor or blender, puree the orange and lemon until smooth. Add the peaches to the citrus mixture and pulse until smooth(you may need to work in batches). In a large saucepan combine the peach and citrus mixture with the sugar. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. When peach mixture is at a full boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until the mixture is the color and texture of honey (approximately 1-2 hours).

Sterilize jars and lids directly before using for 10 minutes in simmering water or in the dishwasher. Remove one at a time when ready to fill.

While peach mixture is still hot, ladle into the hot sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Wipe rims with a clean damp cloth and seal jars with lids and rings. Process in a boiling water bath (making sure water level is 1 inch over the top of the jars) for 10 minutes. Remove from water bath and allow to cool on the counter.

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Reader Comments:


I just finished making the Sweet Georgia Peach Honey. Yum Yum. It went very fast and well worth the effort. I used some peaches I had frozen during the peach season. Going to make a swell Christmas Gift.

By Anna Belle Tramp on December 11, 2013


Made this yesterday with a friend. We put the ingredients in a Vitamix and it was completely pureed. Took our batches about 2 hours to cook down, but they are AMAZING! We followed the instructions and water bathed our jars. My peaches were a tad bigger and my batch made 9 pints, hers made 7-1/2. This is definitely a recipe to keep!

By Catherine on August 15, 2012


Very good! Certainly a keeper. The only variation I made to this recipe,was adding a cinnamon stick to the mixture while it cooked. As a previous reader commented, the citrus overwhelmed the peaches and very sweet. I was unsure about reducing the sugar for fear it would effect the thicking of mixture. However, I believe that the amount of sugar primarily depends on how sweet the fruit is. My next batch yes, there will be more to come I will try reducing the citrus by half along with reducing the sugar according to how sweet the next batch of peaches are. I'm thinking at least 2 cups. I too had pulp. I was ok with that, but I may try to make it smoother in the next batch as well. I'll post back with those results.

By Sheryl Franey on August 02, 2012


This was good! Actually quite yummy. The only variation I made was to add a cinnamon stick to the mixture while cooking. As a previous reader commented the citrus flavor was very strong almost over riding the flavor of the peaches. It was also very sweet. Usually these types of butters are. However, I really think the amount of sugar needed depends on how sweet the fruit is your using. But I was unsure if the sugar determined how it would set, so I followed the directions. My next batch yes, this will become a favorite, I'll cut the citris by half and the sugar based on how sweet the fruit is. I'll post back after that batch to let y'all know the results.

By Sheryl Franey on August 02, 2012


I made this a couple of years ago and loved it. My sisters brought me some southern peaches and it was easy and delicious. We added some pecans to one batch and WOW! Very delicious. Now my daughter is getting married and we just returned from South Carolina with a peck and a half of fresh freestone peaches. Wedding favors! Fresh peach honey!

By carole guenther on July 04, 2012


This is super. I would call it peach citrus butter though, because it's a little chunky. I like the 1st batch so much I did another only to fin out that putting it in a slow cooker overnight was the wrong thing o do:( next time I will use a small lemon or 1/2 a large. The lemon is kinda over powering

By Summer on October 07, 2011


So sad that good peaches are hard to come by here. Managed to make a super small batch, but have the feeling it won't last long! Thought about making some with cinnamon, but I guess I'll save spices for my apple butter!

By Kearsten on September 14, 2011


Raised in Tennessee. Blackberry Jam and apple Butter.

By Dolly Mosely on August 27, 2011


Can you do this with necterines ? I'm allergic to peaches :(

By Ann Sartain on August 25, 2011


I can not wait to try this! Love making paula deens recipes, a woman after my own heart.

By Patty Rhodes on August 25, 2011


Yum, y'all! This HAS to be delicious!

By Lisa Crum on August 25, 2011


While the consistency was right, my honey had pulp in it. I thought that the pulp would cook away but it didn't. Any suggestions?

By Lorrie Burns on July 17, 2011


Made peach honey for the first time canning anything. It taste awesome. I would recommend not leaving for a second when you are waiting for the boil. I had a sticky flood on my oven. Ahh but I did manage to save a bunch.

By amanda dixon on June 20, 2011


Wow! Very easy recipe and tastes great. I loved not peeling the peaches and being able to throw everything into the blender for chopping. After filling 6 half pint jars, I went back and added a tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground cloves to the remaining peach honey as I miss the spiced peaches my Mom used to can. Now I also have 6 half pints of Spiced Sweet Georgia Peach Honey. My kitchen smells awesome.

By Anonymous on August 26, 2010


I have never tried to make jams, honey or can anything. This was so easy. Everyone who likes peaches loved it. I will be making more and being a little more careful. Thank you so much for sharing. tammy from va

By Anonymous on August 10, 2010

Made Peach Honey last night, absolutely wonderful!!

By Amy on August 19, 2010

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