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.
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 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.
The process of making Homemade Peach Preserves
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.
After you’ve macerated the peaches, you boil them for about an hour and then smash them up using a potato masher and continue to let simmer. Turn off the heat and they will begin to thicken even more. Now that is the basic easy to make peach preserves.
Because I’m thinking of ways to make these peach preserves more special when I give them out as gifts, I made my biscuits (recipe for Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits can be found in this recipe) 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 preserves and biscuit baskets!
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