Back to Readers' Favorite Recipes Peach Preserves


2 1/2 to 3 pounds ripe peaches (10 to 12)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 3/4 ounce package pectin for low-sugar preserves (low-methoxyl pectin)
24 packets Equal® or 7 1/4 teaspoons Equal® Measure


Peel, pit and finely chop peaches; measure 4 cups into a large bowl. Stir in lemon juice and pectin. Let mixture stand 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer to a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in Equal®. Skim off foam, if necessary.

Ladle at once into freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Seal; label. Let stand at room temperature 4 to 6 hours or till set. Store up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 Tablespoon
Yield: 4 cups (64 one-tablespoon servings)
Exchanges: Free food
Nutrition: 10 Calories, 0 g Protein, 3 g Carbohydrate, 0 g Fat

Equal® Sweetener and NutraSweet® brand sweetener are registered trademarks of The Nutraweet Company. Recipe used with permission.

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