Lord Grey's Peach Preserves
Earl Grey tea gives these easy peach preserves a subtle floral note. Double or triple the recipe and share as gifts -- your friends and family will thank you!
- 5 pounds ripe peaches
- 4 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 5 Earl Grey tea bags, divided
Adapted from epicurious.com
Cut a small, shallow X in the bottom of each peach.
Working in batches, blanch in a large pot of boiling water until skin loosens, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl of ice water; let cool.
Peel, halve, and pit. Cut into 1/3" slices. Combine with sugar and juice in a large bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Place a small plate in freezer. Transfer fruit mixture and 4 tea bags to a large heavy pot. Open the remaining tea bag; crumble leaves slightly; add to pot. Bring to a boil, stirring gently, and cook 15-20 minutes.
Test doneness by scooping a small spoonful onto chilled plate and tilting plate. (Preserves are ready if they don't run.)
Remove tea bags. Skim foam from the surface of jam. Ladle jam into 2 clean, hot 1-pint jars. Wipe rims, seal, and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.