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Recipe: Lord Grey’s Peach Preserves


photo credit: Ditte Isager

It’s canning season and we couldn’t resist this delicious recipe for Earl Grey infused peach preserves from Bon App├ętit. Peaches won’t be in season much longer, preserve the sweet flavor with a hint of bergamot and enjoy on toast, as a glaze on meats or even over ice cream all year long!

Ingredients
5 pounds ripe peaches
4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
5 Earl Grey tea bags, divided

Of course, we recommend using any regular, organic or decaf Earl Grey from Stash Tea for this recipe!

Preparation
Cut a small, shallow X in the bottom of each peach. Working in batches, blanch in a large pot of boiling water until skin loosens, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl of ice water; let cool. Peel, halve, and pit. Cut into 1/3 inch slices. Combine with sugar and juice in a large bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Place a small plate in freezer. Transfer fruit mixture and 4 tea bags to a large heavy pot. Open the remaining tea bag; crumble leaves slightly; add to pot. Bring to a boil, stirring gently, and cook 15-20 minutes. Test doneness by scooping a small spoonful onto chilled plate and tilting plate. (Preserves are ready if they don’t run.) Remove tea bags. Skim foam from the surface of jam. Ladle jam into 2 clean, hot 1-pint jars. Wipe rims, seal, and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Yields 2-4 pints.