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Peaches in Syrup

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
Peaches in Syrup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2008


  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 8 small) ripe peaches, bottoms scored
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt


  1. Prepare an ice-water bath. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook peaches, 3 at a time, for 1 minute. Transfer to ice-water bath. Peel, halve, and pit peaches. Cut each half into 6 wedges.

  2. Bring peaches, sugar, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Let cool completely, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Prepare an ice-water bath. Transfer peach mixture to a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Skim foam from surface. Cook, stirring occasionally, until peaches are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Return peach mixture to the bowl, and let cool in ice-water bath. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


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