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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!

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  • 5 pounds ripe peaches
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 Earl Grey tea bags, divided


Servings 2
Adapted from


Step 1

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.


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