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                        HILL COUNTRY PICKLED PEACHES
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -JUDI M. PHELPS
    8       lb           Whole peaches, sm. to med.
    6       c            Sugar
    4       c            Vinegar
    2       c             -- water
    4                    Cinnamon sticks
    1 1/2   tb           Whole cloves
    2       ts           Powdered ginger
      1/2   ts           White pepper
   Combine all the ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
   Bring the mixture to a rolling boil over high heat.
   Boil until the peaches can be pierced easily with a
   fork, a matter of minutes; do not allow them to
   soften. Remove the pan from the heat, and let the
   peaches sit in the syrup at room temperature for at
   least 8 hours or overnight.
   Prepare quart canning jars according to the
   manufacturer’s directions. Return the pan to the stove
   and bring the mixture back to a boil. Spoon the
   peaches into the jars, wedging them in, and divide the
   syrup and spices equally among the jars.  Leave about
   1/2-inch of headspace in each jar. Process the jars
   for 20 minutes.
   For the best taste, store the peaches for at least 2
   weeks before serving them.
   Shared and MM by Judi M. Phelps.
   jphelps@shell.portal.com or jphelps@best.com
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