Peach Syrup Recipe
Move over pancakes, because this peach syrup recipe can be used in tea, cake, and even for nausea or morning sickness relief. Ancient Chinese folklore claims that peaches possess magical properties, capable of bestowing eternal youth and immunity to bad hair days upon those fortunate enough to partake in its fuzzy delicacy. After preserving this magical fruit in a jar, peach syrup promises to inject an unparalleled burst of peachy keen joy into your life. Grab your fruit picker, because this journey through the orchards of organic peachy goodness is about to reach levels of culinary diversity you never knew your taste buds needed!
Simple Peach Syrup
Peach syrup is not just a condiment, it’s a culinary superhero more versatile than ranch dressing. Whether you’re sipping it in tea, bathing your cake in it, drowning your pancakes, elevating your ice cream, or seeking relief from nausea, homemade peach syrup is the magical nectar that transcends the boundaries of mere flavor – it’s an experience, a lifestyle, a peachy revolution!
Ingredients Needed for Homemade Peach Syrup
- Water: The elixir of life, the liquid that makes oceans, and apparently, the key to transforming peaches into a syrup that will rival the nectar of the gods themselves.
- Sugar: Clearly, the natural sweetness of peaches is just not enough. We need to shower them with an avalanche of sucrose to ensure that every spoonful of simple syrup delivers a powerful punch of sweetness that could send even the most robust sweet tooth into a sugar-induced coma.
- Peaches: Those fuzzy little fruits graciously make an appearance in their own fruit syrup. It’s almost like they’re the guest of honor at their own party. This recipe will take these innocent peaches, strip them of their natural glory, and reduce them to a mushy, sugary concoction filled with peach flavor.
- Lemon Juice: Because nothing says “peachy perfection” like a subtle hint of citrus tang. Because, let’s face it, we all know that peaches are just begging for a lemony sidekick to save them from the depths of one-dimensional flavor. The acidic prowess of lemons fights off spoilage like knights in citrusy armor, ensuring that your syrup stays fresher than a peach blossom.
- Lemon Zest: The aromatic oils from lemon zest are the missing link, the secret code to unlocking the full potential of your peach syrup. So, as you zest that lemon and squeeze its tangy juices into your peachy concoction, remember they’re the unsung heroes, the saviors of your syrup’s shelf life. Because, naturally, we all want our homemade peach syrup to endure the test of time – or at least the two weeks it will last in the back of the fridge.
Equipment Needed for Fresh Peach Syrup
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How to Make Peach Syrup
This recipe defaults to make 3 pints of peach syrup. You can click the 3x for the 1 gallon peach syrup recipe. Make sure to use fresh peach fruit from the garden! Store-bought fruit has chemicals and preservatives, which can alter the taste of the fruit.
- 8 cups fresh peaches (about 3½ pounds or 12 medium peaches, per 1x)
- 6 cups water (divided)
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
- Wash and slice the peaches. Remove the peach pits.8 cups fresh peaches
- Boil peach slices, 2 cups of water and lemon zest in a large saucepan for 15 minutes.8 cups fresh peaches, 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
- Strain the peaches and lemon zest through a fine mesh strainer, SAVE the juice.
- While the peaches are straining, prep the mason jars, lids, and water bath canner.
- Dissolve sugar in the remaining 4 cups of water and boil to 230°F.3 cups sugar, 6 cups water
- Add the strained berry juice to the boiling sugar water. Boil for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add lemon juice.2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- Ladle the peach juice into the jars, leaving at least 1/4" of headspace. Clean the brim of the jar, and apply lids and bands fingertight. (Pretend you are tightening the lids for a 3 year old to open.)
- Water bath can half pints and pints for 10 minutes.
- Enjoy! Please rate the recipe below.
Substitute Ingredients for the Syrup of Peaches
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- Peach Syrup from Canned Peaches: For a 1x batch, you’ll need 4 29-ounce cans (or 7 pints, or 3.5 quarts) of canned peaches in a simple syrup. Canned peaches will replace the peaches, water, and sugar portions of the recipe.
- Sugar Free Peach Syrup: For a 1x batch, replace 3 cups of sugar with 2 cups of honey, 2 cups of maple syrup, or 3 cups of xylitol, or 1 tablespoon of liquid stevia, or 6 tablespoons of powdered stevia.
- Skinny Peach Syrup: To skip the calories, replace 3 cups of sugar per 1x batch with 3 cups of Allulose, or 3 cups of Erythritol Monk Fruit blend.
- Organic Peach Syrup: Would you like your fruit-derived sugar concoction to be as virtuous as a yoga retreat in a Himalayan monastery? One taste and you’ll feel your chakras aligning as you become one with the cosmos. All thanks to the magical properties of organic peach syrup. The best way to ensure your peach syrup is truly organic, is to grow and harvest your own ingredients. The next best way is to support your local organic farmers.
Uses for Peach Syrup
- Tea: Pour that liquid gold into your cuppa, transforming your ordinary tea bag into a majestic, peach iced tea fit for tea-drinking royalty.
- Ice Cream: Peaches and cream! Elevate your frozen desserts experience by drowning that bland vanilla in peach syrup. Because when it comes to ice cream (or frozen yogurt), it’s not about the flavor of the frozen dairy; it’s about how much peach syrup you can pile on top.
- Lemonade: What lemonade was missing all this time was a burst of peachiness. It’s not just a beverage; it’s a symphony of citrus and stone fruit – a melody for your taste buds.
- Cake: Increase the shelf life, and prevent a sad, dry, sponge cake pretending to be a dessert. Drench that cake in peach syrup, turning it into a majestic fruity masterpiece.
- Vodka and Cocktails: Peach syrup is here to rescue you from the mundanity of clear spirits. It’s not a cocktail; it’s a mixology masterpiece. Shake up your vodka and add a splash of peach syrup because, let’s face it, the only thing better than being tipsy is being tipsy with a hint of peachy sophistication.
- Pancakes: Jazz up your pancakes (the blank canvas of breakfast) with peach syrup, the artist of breakfast condiments.
- Oatmeal: Turn your morning oats into a fruity fiesta. Why settle for a healthy breakfast when you can have a peachy party in your bowl?
- Nausea or Morning Sickness: Forget about traditional cures like ginger or peppermint, when you can enjoy a peachy salvation. It’s not just a syrup; it’s a medicinal marvel.