Monday, June 22, 2015

Pickled Peaches


Pickled Peaches are a great way to enjoy your summer produce.  You can use them on salads, scoop some in your yogurt,  on top of ice cream, or just eat them by themselves.  They are delicious no matter how you eat them.  How do you make these you ask?

You start by making the Pickling Brine.   The brine consists of  water, white balsamic vinegar, sugar and kosher salt.  Bring the ingredients to a boil and them remove from heat.  Let the mixture cool for about 1 hour.

Fruit Pickle Brine
Next, you prepare your peaches.  Wash and slice about 1 pound of fresh peaches.  You then put the peaches and mint springs into a canning jar.  The recipe recommends a 24-ounce jar.  Once the mint and peaches are in the jar, pour your brine over the peaches.  Seal and chill the jar for at least an hour.


Peaches and Mint
How do these peaches taste?  They taste fantastic.  The sweetness of the peaches is enhanced by the vinegar.  They have a delicious sweet taste with a touch of tartness and the refreshing flavor of mint.  Try them - you'll like them is all I can say:)

Pickled Peaches
From Southern Living Magazine

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh peaches, cut into slices
2 fresh mint sprigs
Fruit Pickle Brine - recipe follows

Preparation:
Place about peaches and mint sprigs in a 24-oz. jar with a tight-fitting lid. Pour Fruit Pickle Brine over peaches; seal and chill 1 to 12 hours. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Fruit Pickle Brine
Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt

Preparation:
Bring all ingredients and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat. Cool completely (about 1 hour), stirring occasionally.

Makes 1 (24-ounce) jar




Beautiful and Delicious






2 comments:

  1. How interesting! I have never thought of pickling peaches.

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  2. Unique, Geraldine! I've never had them and my family loves peaches, so I bet they would like these! Thanks for sharing!

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