Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Peach Fondue... don't mind if I do!

Please note I was sent product samples in exchange for this blog post.  All photos and opinions are my own.
 I was looking for something new and different to do with a big box of white flesh peaches.  Yes, we ate plenty fresh and they were delicious, but you know how I like to try new things in the kitchen....  I was flipping through the pages of my Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving and stumbled upon a recipe for Peach Fondue.  Fondue???  With Peaches???  This I had to taste for myself. 

After making the recipe and canning 6 half pints of it, I got out my fondue pot and served it with some graham cracker sticks and marshmallows.  The hint of chocolate and peaches make for a very pleasing favor.  Unique, but something that satisfies the sweet tooth in you.  I'm thinking this will also taste great spread across a big bowl of ice cream.

So without further adu... here is the recipe for Peach Fondue! 

4 cups chopped, pitted, peeled peaches
4 T. lemon juice
5 1/2 cups sugar
3 oz. pkg. liquid fruit pectin
1/3 cup chocolate liquor

1.) In a large saucepan combine peaches, lemon juice and sugar.
2.) Over high heat, stirring constantly bring to a full boil.
3.) Add pectin and continue stirring for 1 minute.
4.) Stir in chocolate liquor and remove from heat.
5.) Skim off any foam and serve or ladle into sterilized jars to preserve.
6.) Leaving 1/4 inch headspace, apply lids and rings and place in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Yield: Seven 8 oz. jars.
Big Thanks to the Washington State Fruit Growers-Northwest Cherry Growers for sending me these peaches.  For more recipe ideas be sure to check out their website.

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