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Pint size mason jar filled with pickled peaches resting on a white napkin. Four whole fresh peaches are in the background.
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Quick and Easy Pickled Peaches

Enjoy peaches all year long, with this quick and easy pickled peaches recipe. Whether you're looking for spiced peaches or classic Southern flavors, this pickled fruit recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and can easy adapt to suit your needs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Condiments, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Canned Fruit, Canned Recipes, Peach Recipes, Pickled Fruit, Pickled Recipes
Servings: 16 Ounces
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: 6.00

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs Fresh Peaches, Peeled (Note 1)
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White Vinegar (Note 2)
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Whole Cloves
  • 1-2 Cinnamon Sticks (Approx 3" Each)

Instructions

  • Peel the peaches, in your preferred method, and evenly slice to your desired thickness (Note 3). Set aside.
  • Add the sugar, vinegar, water, cloves and cinnamon to a large non-reactive saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally. Turn the temp down to medium, cover and boil for 5 minutes. Uncover and boil for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn the temperature up to medium-high and add the sliced peaches to the saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let slightly cool before transferring the peaches and syrup to the sterile mason jars. Leave 1/2" space at the top, if canning. Once filled, remove any air bubbles and immediately cover with the matching metal lids.
  • OPTIONAL: Boil in a water bath canner for 5 minutes. If using a larger mason jar, or if you live in a higher altitude, you will need to leave in the water bath longer. Consult (Note 4) for an accurate water bath chart.

EQUIPMENT

Notes

Note 1  - Select ripe and firm peaches with minimal brown spots (cut off any brown spots they may have).
Note 2  - You can also use Apple Cider Vinegar, if you prefer. Just make sure the vinegar you select has 5%+ acidity.
Note 3  - There are two ways to easily peel peaches (vegetable peeler or ice bath). Read the post above for details.
Note 4  - Note: if you live above 1,000 feet altitude you will need longer boiling times. Refer to this chart for the accurate time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1oz | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg