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Bourbon-Poached Peaches

Recipe photo courtesy of Joseph De Leo

Summer's sweetest fruit is perfect when you simmer it in a heady bourbon syrup and pack it into jars. Spoon these peaches and syrup over vanilla ice cream, sweetened sour cream, waffles, or pancakes. Download the label.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2011
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Cook's Notes

Peaches can be refrigerated for up to 1 month. Canned peaches can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months.

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  • pattillman40ya
    11 OCT, 2015
    Stewart community could you help me Please....... This recipe had labels you could print out and use,, does anyone have that link anymore.. thanks for trying...
  • duttonsharon
    28 JUN, 2012
    You can can these poached peaches by processing in a water bath for 25 min after filling and sealing. They keep for at least 1 year ...if you can even wait that long
  • ajinthekitchen
    5 OCT, 2011
    This recipe works well with pears as well. I am particularly enamored with the reduced poaching liquid, which has a slight hint of butter and caramel. This recipe is a keeper. Please see my complete review here:
  • krissyjewls
    30 AUG, 2011
    I third that request- I think this would make a great Christmas present but want to know how to prolong the shelf life.
  • Suzibarker
    26 AUG, 2011
    I would also like to know if this recipe can be canned? or could I use frozen fresh peaches?
  • sdj
    15 AUG, 2011
    This a fabulous and so easy. Our NC peaches are wonderful this year, so I mixed yellow and whites. The taste with the fresh vanilla beans and bourbon is heavenly...can't wait to surprise friends when I serve this with homemade icecream. Lovely jars with the strip of the bean for gifts also.
  • lizwrichards
    21 JUL, 2011
    I have a question: is there a way to make this recipe last longer than 3 months after it is canned (the article in the magazine listed a 3-month shelf life if canned)? Or can I use frozen peaches for this recipe? I'd like to make this for Christmas gifts but would have to do so while they are in season.

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