Eleven Ways to Preserve Peaches

Peaches! (The stone fruit, not the raunchy singer.) When the trees bear fruit, it's a deluge of juicy sweet goodness. Here's a bunch of ways to put up the bounty.

Canned Peaches
Canned Peaches
Put 'em up, straight up. Peel and slice your peaches and can them in a syrup, as light or heavy as you please, and have them on hand for future uses. Peach pie in winter? Yes, please! (Image via A Passionate Plate)
Peach Jam
Peach Jam
Sweet and spreadable, peach jam is the ultimate taste of summer, yours for the tasting all year long. (Image via My Man's Belly)

Peach Jelly
Peach Jelly
Jiggly jelly showcases the fresh flavor of peaches, especially if enhanced with sparkling wine or aromatic tea. (Image via Box of Stolen Socks)
Peach Butter
Peach Butter
Smooth and dense, peach butter tends to be lower in sugar than jams or jellies, and can be done in your slow cooker or oven. (Image via Food in Jars)
Peach Chutney
Peach Chutney
Tangy, spicy and bright, peach chutney (or its Italian cousin, mostarda) wakes up all manner of dishes, from pork tenderloin to fiery curries. (Image via BelleJar Canning)
Peach Salsa
Dip those chips in a different condiment. The spicy-sweet combo of peaches and peppers tingles the tongue. (Image via Grow and Resist)
Peach Sauce
Peach Sauce
Peachy sweet sauce for ice cream or cake, or savory mop for ribs and pulled pork: Take your pick. Peaches bring the flavor. (Image via Chez Us)
Peach Fruit Leather
Peach Fruit Leather
Puree those peaches, then dehydrate the goo for a sweet snack sans preservatives. Best of all, you control the sugar. (Image via Headspace Canning)
Peach Shrub
Peach Shrub
Peaches steeped in vinegar make for a surprisingly refreshing drink, diluted with cold sparkling water. Lip-smacking goodness. (Image via Wife Meets Life)
Peach Liqueur
Peach Liqueur
In other refreshing beverage news, infuse peaches into vodka, add herbs if you like, and drink chilled as is, or sweeten for a richer after-dinner drink. (Image via sam2118)
Peach Cocktail
Peach Cocktail
Ferment your peaches into a near-wine, right in mason jars you already own, for a bubbly-fresh sipper. (Image via PhickleFermenter)

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