Recipe from Put ’em Up! Fruit by Sherri Brooks Vinton Used by permission of Storey Press
1 cup water
1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
4 pounds peaches
4 cups sugar
1 pint raspberries
Combine the water and lemon juice in a large bowl. Peel, pit and slice the peaches, adding them to the lemon juice water as you go. Add the sugar, toss to coat the peaches, and set aside for 2 to 4 hours to toughen the fruit.
Transfer the peach mixture to a large nonreactive pot and slowly bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer, gently stirring occasionally, until the fruit is softened but not falling apart, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Allow the compote to rest for 5 minutes, giving it an occasional gentle stir to release trapped air; it will thicken slightly. Skim off any foam.
Divide the raspberries among 4 clean, hot pint jars. Ladle the hot peaches into the jars, leaving . inch of liquid above the peaches and . inch of headspace between the top of the mixture and the top of the jar. Use the boiling-water method to process the jars for 10 minutes. Turn … Read More