Liffy’s Peach Preserves

Liffy's Peach Preserves

This sun-kissed peach preserves recipe captures the golden essence of summer in every jar. It’s simple, demanding just three ingredients and a touch of patience to transform fresh peaches into a luscious spread that bursts with sunshine.


  • Plump peach wedges, their skins blushing with ripeness, nestled in a shimmering amber syrup.
  • The intoxicating aroma of sweet peaches fills your kitchen as they simmer, promising untold delights on toast, scones, or swirled into yogurt.
  • Each spoonful is a tangy-sweet explosion, the fruit’s natural flavor amplified by the gentle kiss of sugar.

Here’s the magic:

  1. 6 pounds of peaches, their vibrant hues a testament to their freshness.
  2. Six cups of sugar, a whisper of sweetness to coax out the fruit’s natural melody.
  3. 1/4 cup of water, just enough to set the stage for a slow, seductive dance.

The ritual:

  1. Gently simmer the peaches and sugar, letting the heat coax out their juices and meld them with the sugar’s caress.
  2. Time, the ultimate alchemist, transforms the mixture into a thick, jewel-toned jam. Its surface shimmers, reflecting the sunlight captured within.
  3. Ladle the golden treasure into sterilized jars, sealing in the summer’s bounty.

The reward:

  • Sun-kissed mornings with toast slathered in the vibrant jam.
  • Afternoon tea transformed by a spoonful of summer sunshine.
  • The warm glow of satisfaction from crafting a taste of the season to savor all year.

This recipe is more than just a jam; it’s an ode to summer’s fleeting splendor, bottled and preserved for your heart to enjoy. So grab your peaches, embrace the simplicity, and let the magic begin.


  • For a smoother jam, puree some of the peaches before simmering.
  • Add a touch of vanilla or cinnamon for a warm twist.
  • Experiment with different fruit combinations; try adding blueberries or raspberries.

With every jar, capture the taste of summer sunshine and share the sweetness with loved ones. Happy canning!

Liffy's Peach Preserves

Liffy's Peach Preserves
A vintage clipped recipe for Peach Preserves made simply with peaches, sugar, and water.
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  • 6 cups sugar (3 pounds)
  • 6 pounds small ripe peaches (wash, do not peel or pit)
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Pour sugar over peaches.
  • Pour water over sugar.
  • Simmer peaches 3 or 4 hours.
  • Strip to prevent sticking.
  • Peach pits will give preserves an almondlike flavor.
  • Remove from heat, skim with a metal spoon.
  • Pour into sterilized jars to within 1/2 inch of top.
  • Remove air bubbles with table knife.
  • Wipe jar mouth clean, adjust lids and process in boiling water bath 10 minutes.

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Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Canning, Peach


This recipe is from Liffy Jones

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