Ginger Peach Conserve Recipe | Canning Tips

Ginger peach conserve is a great way to enjoy harvest. An easy way to preserve the peach harvest is canning ginger peach conserve, which will to be enjoyed throughout the winter months. Feel free to consume, and enjoy, this recipe fresh with goat cheese, pancetta, dry salami, or warm bread. Who doesn’t love a little something sweet, with a slightly gingery flavor?

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Nothing partners better with peaches than ginger. Na-thing! Feel free to select fresh, ground, or candied ginger for this recipe, and in truth, it’s whatever tickles your fancy. Also, fresh or frozen peaches can be used, allowing this recipe to be made throughout the year. There’s no wrong way to make this ginger peach conserve. It’s all, lick the jar clean, good.

Ginger Peach Preserve, Conserve, or is it Jam? 

Don’t worry, I still have to think about what to call it. And in truth, this recipe can go either way, ginger peach preserve or conserve. Here’s tips on how to accurately label your creation:

  • Jam – crushed fruits preserved with sugar – granulated or natural sugars, such as, honey or maple syrup.
  • Preserve – Whole or pieced cooked fruit suspended in a sweet syrup. Preserves may also contain herbs, spices, wine, or boozy beverages.
  • Conserve – Contains a combination of two or more fruits which are cooked in sugar and may contain dried fruit, nuts, or even herbs. Conserves are generally served alongside of cheeses, meats, crackers, or bread.
Other Delicious Peachy Items!

There very few things that are worth indulging over, peaches are one of them. All things peaches is a good ‘thing’. Peaches can be cooked fresh, canned, or made into beverages.

Though it must be mentioned, figs are another summertime must. However, preserving them to be enjoyed during the winter months is a true game changer.

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Ginger Peach Conserve – Equipment
  • Stainless Steel or Enamel Dutch Oven
  • Blanching Basket
  • Steam Canner or Hot Water Bath Canner
  • Canning Funnel
  • Air Bubble Remover
  • 5 half-pint Mason Jars

ginger peach preserve

Ginger Peach Conserve – Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (1 1/2 pounds ripe peaches)
  • 1 1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons organic granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 box low sugar free pectin
Ginger Peach Conserve – Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the peaches with both granulated and brown sugar, salt, and orange juice. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring until the sugars dissolve.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  3. Add the ginger and cinnamon and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Next, add the low sugar pectin. Stir continually until pectin dissolves.
  5. Using an immersion blender, gently pulse until a chunky sauce forms. Serve chilled.

Canning Ginger Peach Conserve

  1. Wipe jar rims with a clean dampened towel. Add warmed lids, screw the rings to fingertip tight.
  2. Using a steam or hot water bath canner, process jars for based on correct altitude.

Notes:

  1. Serve the ginger peach conserve over ice-cream, pound cake, and even angle food cake. However, over goat cheese with pancetta and dry salami is definitely the way to go.
  2. Dehydrate the reserved skins and grind to powder. Peach powder can be used to flavor oatmeal, pancakes, cakes and other pastries.

Since I’m sharing my favorite summertime fruit, I might as well add this cherry salsa recipe. Why? Because it’s truly amazing. That’s all. And you’re welcome.

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Recommended process time for Ginger Peach Conserve in a steam or boiling water canner.
Process Time at Altitudes of
Style of Pack Jar Size 0 – 1,000 ft 1,001 – 6,000 ft Above 6,000 ft
Hot Half-pints
or Pints
5 min 10 15

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Ginger Peach Conserve

Ginger peach conserve is a great way to enjoy harvest. An easy way to preserve the peach harvest is canning ginger peach conserve, which will to be enjoyed throughout the winter months. Feel free to consume, and enjoy, this recipe fresh with goat cheese, pancetta, dry salami, or warm bread. Who doesn't love a little something sweet, with a slightly gingery flavor?

Equipment

  • Stainless Steel or Enamel Dutch Oven
  • Canning Funnel
  • 5 half-pint Mason Jars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh peaches peeled and sliced (1 1/2 pounds ripe peaches)
  • 1 1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons organic granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 box low sugar free pectin provides thickness

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the peaches with both granulated and brown sugar, salt, and orange juice. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring until the sugars dissolve.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  • Add the ginger and cinnamon and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the low sugar pectin. Stir continually until pectin dissolves.
  • Using an immersion blender, gently pulse until a chunky sauce forms. Serve chilled.

To Can Ginger Peach Conserve

  • Using clean, hot jars, add conserve to 1/4 inch from the rim of the jar.
  • Wipe jar rims with a clean dampened towel. Add warmed lids, screw the rings to fingertip tight.
  • Using a steam or hot water bath canner, process jars for based on correct altitude.

Notes

  1. Serve the ginger peach conserve over ice-cream, pound cake, and even angle food cake. However, over goat cheese with pancetta and dry salami is definitely the way to go. 
  2. Dehydrate the reserved skins and grind to powder. Peach powder can be used to flavor oatmeal, pancakes, cakes and other pastries.

ginger peach conserve

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Comments

  1. LeeAnn Merrill says

    Just noticed in directions for peach conserves listed is apple juice. In directions you list it as orange juice.

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