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Homemade Preserved Peaches Recipe
Homemade Preserved Peaches Recipe

A magnificent favorite dessert of preserved peaches, often bought ready-made, but incredibly easy to prepare with seasonal fruits and available all year round.

How to make Preserved Peaches?

It’s generally recommended to use “preserving peaches,” classic varieties like Pomona, Phillips Cling, Fortuna, and Andross, or some more recent varieties like Loadel and Doctor Davis, to name a few.

Nutritional Information

Category: Desserts
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 350
Preparation: 60 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Chilean Preserved Peaches Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 kg of preserving peaches
  • 2 liters of water
  • 600 g of granulated sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange

Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat two liters of water and add the peel of half an orange (without the white part), cinnamon, and sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon until completely dissolved, bring to a boil, and simmer for about 10 minutes to concentrate aromas and flavors.
  2. Thoroughly wash the peaches under cold running water, separate the overripe ones, carefully peel, halve, and remove the pit. Set aside in a dish.
  3. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve into a large bowl to remove orange zest and cinnamon pieces.
  4. Using a fork, place the peach halves into clean, sterilized jars up to the lower inner line of the lid, avoiding finger contact and wiping the jar rim with absorbent paper.
  5. Fill the jars with syrup, ensuring all the fruit is covered, removing any air bubbles, settle gently, and seal.
  6. Place the jars in a large pot, cover them completely with water above the lid, bring to a boil, and simmer for about 13 minutes. Carefully remove, cool completely on a rack at room temperature, and store in a cool, dry, dark place until consumption.
  7. Serve the preserved peaches cold, bathe the fruit in the syrup, and optionally top with a spoonful of whipped cream.

How to sterilize glass jars?

In a large, tall pot, heat plenty of water to about 40°C (104°F), submerge the jars and lids, cover, and bring to a boil. Keep at a medium-low heat for about 15 minutes.

Carefully remove the jars and lids from the pot with tongs and cool upside down on a rack to drain.

Benefits of eating peaches

  • Fresh or preserved peaches provide a good amount of vitamin C, essential for the immune system and skin.
  • They are also a rich source of antioxidants, like carotenoids, which can help protect cells from free radical damage.

Did you know?

Peaches contain flavonoids like lycopene and lutein, which help prevent muscular degeneration and heart diseases; as well as zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin, which protect our bodies against free radicals that prematurely age the body.

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