July 29, 2020
recipe by Laura Goldberg Gregory
This delicious recipe was created by a fan that recently picked up a bottle of Kelley Single Malt while on vacation. Thank you Laura, for graciously sharing this recipe with us. We’ll be running out to get a box of peaches to try this one, how bout you?
These beautiful canned peaches get their extra flavor from brown sugar and Kelley Single Malt Whiskey!
- 16 pint jars with bands and lids
- two large bowls
- 1 canning pot with a rack
- 1 large pot for blanching the peaches
- 12 lbs. ripe freestone peaches
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 7 cups water, plus water for boiling
- 4 cups Headframe Spirits Kelley Single Malt Whiskey
- GET READY:
- Sterilize the jars.
- Place the lids in a small saucepan, cover them with water, and bring the water to a simmer over low heat.
- Set up a water bath, and bring water to a boil.
- PREPARE THE PEACHES:
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Cut each peach in half and remove the pit.
- Fill two large bowls half full with ice water and 1/4 cup of lemon juice and set aside.
- Working in batches, blanch the peach halves in the boiling water. After 60 seconds, remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and place them in the ice water.
- Once all of the peaches are blanched, peel them and return them to the lemon water.
- CAN THE PEACHES:
- Wash out the pot you used to blanch the peaches, then add the granulated sugar, brown sugar and 8 cups of water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Meanwhile, pack the peaches into the jars, cut sides down.
- Pour 1/4 cup Kelley Single Malt Whiskey into each jar.
- Ladle the hot syrup into each jar leaving 1/2 to 1/4 inch headspace at the top of each jar.
- Wipe the rims clean with a damp paper towel. Top with a hot lid and a band.
- Process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes.
- Remove jars using tongs and place on a towel-lined jelly roll pan or countertop to cool.
- Over the next several hours you’ll hear a “ping” as the lids go concave signaling a secure seal.
- If the lids do not go concave, refrigerate the jar and use it first.