I stopped at my favorite Amish farm market on Thursday, The Melon Farm, and was thrilled to find fresh peaches. When I think of peaches I immediately have a flash back in time to my Grandmother's large dinner table. My Grandmother always had peaches on her table along with a yellow cake with chocolate icing. I must admit that I am fond of peaches but I do not pick them up nearly enough. I planted a peach tree this year and hopefully I will be able to go out into my yard in a year or two and pick to my hearts content. Peaches are packed full of nutritional value. They are rich in Vitamin A and potassium. They make your skin look healthy and add color to your complexion. They are a great source of dietary fiber making them very good for people trying to loose weight. Being rich in Vitamin A they may help prevent cancer. Find ways to incorporate peaches into your diet.
Peach Preserves -- Makes 8 Half Pints
- 4 Cups Sliced, Pitted, Peeled Fresh Organic Peaches
- 1 Package Powdered Pectin
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 7 Cups Organic Sugar
Combine peaches, powdered pectin and lemon juice in a large saucepot.
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Now, grab a jar of peach preserves and top off your favorite treat!