My grandmother made use of peaches from her garden in many different ways. Here is a recipe I captured “in her own words”. Her recipes were rarely written down, so I spent time with her recording many for posterity. Some amounts may not be exact (for instance how many peaches are needed) so use your judgement and enjoy!

Peaches in Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Bring to a boil for 5 minutes and add prepared peaches (see below). Cook for a few minutes until just tender. See instructions for preparing peaches below. Use as a side dish, a topping for ice cream or when ever you need some peachy flavor. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

Preparing Peaches

Put whole peaches in a pan in the sink. Pour boiling water over them. After the peaches have set for a few minutes, peel and cut and they are ready to use in recipes.

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