|Peach Pineapple Conserve|
Yesterday I made my absolute favorite preserve, actually it is called Peach-Pineapple conserve and I have no idea why it is called conserve and not preserve. Perhaps someone can tell me the difference some day.
I am about the only one in our family that likes it so I am making it only for me and for some gifts. I love orange marmalade and I love peaches and pineapple. This preserve is the best of both worlds and is very easy to make.
Peach Pineapple Conserve
2 1/2 cups chopped fresh peaches
1 cup canned pineapple chunks, cut up (I have substituted 1 cup crushed pineapple that has been well drained with equal results)
2 cups sugar
Juice and rind of 1 orange
Heat water in a canner to boiling. Wash the peaches. Dip each peach in hot water in order to easily remove the peels. Yes, I use the water that is boiling in the canner. Chop the peaches to measure 2 1/2 cups. Mix peaches, pineapple and sugar; add grated orange rind and juice. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves; cook rapidly until thick and clear; about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour boiling hot into sterilized jars and seal. Place in canner and process for 5 minutes. Remove and make sure the jars seal.
This yields approximately 4 - 8 oz. jars of preserves.
I have never found anything like this in a store. Peaches are super cheap now and I always have pineapple in my pantry. This recipe is fairly cheap to make. You don't need any pectin to add to it which also keeps the expense down.
I have given jars of these preserves as Christmas gifts and everyone is always surprised by the flavor of this preserve.