Peach Preserves


Classifications: Dips, Dressings,Sauces &

Qty Measure Ingredient


2 1/2 to 3 lbs. ripe peaches (10 to 12)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 1 3/4 oz pkg pectin for low-sugar preserves

(low- methoxyl pectin)*

24 packets Equal or 7 1/4 tsp. Equal Measure

Instructions: Peel, pit and finely chop peaches; measure 4 cups into a large bowl. Stir in lemon juice and pectin. Let mixture stand 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer to a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in Equal. Skim off foam, if necessary.

Ladle at once into freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Seal; label. Let stand at room temperature 4 to 6 hours or till set. Store up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer. Makes about 4 cups (64 one-tablespoon servings).

*Low-methoxyl pectins include Kerr Fruit pectin Lite, Fruit Jell No Sugar Needed Pectin and Mrs. Wages Light Home Jell.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One serving (one tablespoon) equals free food; also 10 calories, 3 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 3 gm carbohydrate, 0 protein, 0 fat.

Serves: 1

Food Exchanges: