As the supply for peaches is the highest during this time of year, this Bourbon and Peach Preserves recipe gives you another reason to keep buying them! This peach preserves recipe is made with fresh peaches with a touch of Bourbon to heighten the flavor.
Guys, I am so excited! I’ll tell you why. My friend “put me on to game” a few weeks ago by telling me in conversation that she ordered a 25-pound box of peaches from The Peach Truck. I have never heard of this, but the fact that she had a huge box of peaches was enough for me to become curious. The Peach Truck does a yearly summer road trip to major cities to sell fresh and juicy peaches along with a slew of other products like jams, sauces, and even cookbooks! I could not believe that in my 37 years of living on this planet, I have never heard of this place.
So, did I order an obscene box of peaches? Uhhhh, yeah! I absolutely LOOOOOOVE peaches. It is arguably my favorite fruit, next to dark cherries.
When I told my husband about my peach box order, he immediately thought that I was a crazy person and asked me what I am going to do with my box of peaches? After I tried to convince him that ordering a 25-pound box of peaches was completely sane, I did start to think about what I would do with all of those peaches, and the first thing I thought of was canning. The only thing I know to do with canning fruit is making preserves. That, I know how to do it.
How to make Peach Preserves
Making peach preserves is really simple. Also, this recipe requires no pectin. That’s right. It’s going to thicken up with its natural ability to do so. I figured after I eat a whole bunch of peaches and freeze some of them for future use. I would make 6 oz cans of peach preserves and give them out as gifts to my neighbors and friends along with my Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits. Isn’t that a nice gesture?
Making these peach preserves is super easy. In fact, making these preserves gave me a glimpse of the type of grandmother I’m going to be.
All you have to do it take a bunch of ripe peaches, peel the skin off using this easy and simple method that I discussed in a previous blog post, cut them up, and put them in a large bowl with some lemon juice and sugar, and leave them coerced in plastic for about an hour so the peaches release its natural flavor.
After you’ve mascurated the peaches, you boil them for about an hour and then smash them up using a potato masher and continue to simmer. Turn off the heat and they will begin to thicken even more. Now that is the basic easy-to-make peach preserves.
Of course, I had to go the extra mile by adding another flavor. Bourbon seemed to be a natural choice to me and believe me, you can get a hint of it with every bite, but you can leave out if you want. This Bourbon Peach Jam is a great option for gifts.
Because I’m thinking of ways to make these peach preserves more special when I give them out as gifts, I made my biscuits along with a delicious butter to top them that is also made of butter, cinnamon, maple syrup, and Bourbon (of course). My husband, could-not-get-enough we must have eaten half of the batch of the biscuits with the peach preserves combined. Needless to say, we were beyond stuffed. We couldn’t eat another bite. I cannot wait to make peach preserve and biscuit baskets! I think I’ll also make cute little recipe cards with this recipe for peach preserves attached for an added touch.
So, when you see those sales in the grocery store where a pound of peaches is about .88 to .99 cents a pound, grab as many as you can, make these preserves, and make a huge batch of these biscuits. You’ll come back and thank me.