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Sweet Georgia Peach Honey

By Paula Deen
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 20

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.