We all know too well that fragrant peach aroma in our home is undeniably irresistible. Well we’ve been busy preserving the last of those Summer vibes with a delectable honey flavoured clingstone preserved peaches recipe. As the Autumn days get cooler our Aussie stone fruit season comes to an end. One door opens the other one closes and we thought we’d create a recipe to cling on to the last of our fragrant clingstone peaches, preserving their goodness a little longe, or at least, as long as they last in your home.

Clingstone Variety

There are usually two distinct types of stone fruit varieties, “clingstone” and “freestone”. Ever found yourself wondering why some stonefruit see are loose, while others cling on?! The clingstone pits “cling” on to the fresh fruit making it challenging to remove the seed from the flesh. This makes the peaches perfect for eating on the run. They are also considered to be more flavoursome than their freestone counterparts. Clingstone peaches hold their form better, making them perfect for preserving or baking. To find our more about clingstone peaches head over to Summerfruit Australia’s website.

Ingredients

22 clingstone peaches
1 cup of honey
1 large lemon
4L cold water
5 x 800ml glass jars (or use smaller jars)

Method

  1. Wash peaches, peel, remove stone and cut into slices.
  2. Place 4L of water and honey into a large pot and bring to boil, simmer for a few minutes and remove off heat.
  3. Fill each jar with the peaches leaving around 2cm from the top.
  4. Pour the honeyed water into each jar and add 1 ½ teaspoons of lemon juice in each jar, leave lids aside.
  5. Place 3 jars at a time into a large pot and fill the pot with water halfway up. Boil for 5 minutes and remove jars from the pot.
  6. Repeat step 5 for the remainder jars.
  7. Store in a cool dry place and serve with your favourite dish or enjoy on their own.

In this recipe we added second grade fruit which is just as flavoursome as the premium grade. Enjoy these peaches with ice-cream, maybe with your favourite breakfast dish or perhaps you may indulge in these delights on their own. We’d love to see your preserved peaches recipe. Don’t forget to head over to our Instagram reel and watch the peaches being prepped. Happy cooking!!