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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Recipe Wednesday! Peachy Keen...TWO ways to SAVE AND SAVOR!

You can make these recipes with fresh peaches or their hairless relatives...nectarines. Both are simple, require few ingredients (so the fruit shines!) and are delicious ways to use your fruit.
RASBERRY PEACH JAM >>>INGREDIENTS: *2-2/3 cups finely chopped peeled peaches *1-1/2 cups crushed fresh or frozen raspberries *3 cups sugar *1-1/2 teaspoons bottled lemon juice >>>DIRECTIONS: In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved and mixture is bubbly, about 10 minutes. Bring to a full rolling boil; boil for 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 5 half-pints. ***************************************
PEACH FROZEN YOGURT >>>INGREDIENTS: *3 cups non-fat, vanilla yogurt *6 ripe peaches, pitted and cup into ½” slices *2 Tbsp honey or sugar >>>DIRECTIONS: Line a colander or a sieve with a cheese cloth or coffee filter. Add the yogurt to the lined sieve/colander. Place the sieve into a bowl and cover it with a plate. Set in the refrigerator for several hours. You can let it sit overnight, but it's not necessary, 3-4 hours is plenty. Place the peaches into a blender or food processor and puree. Add the strained yogurt to the peach puree and blend until well incorporated. Add honey and mix until combined. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours until the mixture is chilled. You may have to break up your mixture if the honey hardens, just use a spoon. Pour the peach yogurt mixture into the ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. You can put a kitchen towel over the ice cream maker to help keep the cold in. Remove from the bowl of your ice cream maker, and place into an air tight container, put into the freezer for a few hours until it becomes more firm. Serve and enjoy! ******************************************** “One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail.” ~Pablo Picasso


  1. Great recipes! The jam sounds really yummy and seems like it's pretty easy to make. Will have to try it out sometime!

  2. The jam is wonderful! These are two of my kids' favorite recipes - of course, they're both sweet...LOL.

  3. This is totally up my ally. Raspberries and peaches??? I am all over it. Thank you for sharing this delightful recipe! Found you on Deborah Jean's farm girl blog hop and I am so glad I did!

  4. New follower, I found you on Deborah Jean's Farmgirl Friday!Stopping in to invite you to my first, weekly Blog Hop! I’d love to have you link up with us!
    The Chicken Chick

  5. Welcome to my newbies, so glad to have you here! :)