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Peach-Pepper Preserves

Try It With: Coconut fried shrimp, chicken quesadillas, or ham and fontina panini.

Southern Living AUGUST 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups
  • Hands-on:10 Minutes
  • Total:2 Hours, 26 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups peeled and diced peaches (about 2 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 (1.75-oz.) package powdered fruit pectin

Preparation

1. Stir together all ingredients in a 4-qt. microwave-safe glass bowl.

2. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes (mixture will boil). Stir mixture, and microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. (You're going for the viscosity of pancake syrup here. The mixture will thicken to soft-set preserves after it cools and chills.) Cool mixture completely (about 2 hours). Serve immediately, or cover and chill preserves in an airtight container until ready to serve. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

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