Chunky Peach Spread

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  • 7 medium peaches (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Fill a large saucepan two-thirds with water; bring to a boil.
  2. Cut a shallow “X” on the bottom of each peach.
  3. Using tongs, place peaches, a few at a time, in boiling water for 30-60 seconds or just until skin at the “X” begins to loosen.
  4. Remove peaches and immediately drop into ice water.
  5. Pull off skins with tip of a knife; discard skins.
  6. Chop peaches.
  7. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute.
  8. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine peaches, sugar and lemon juice; bring to a boil.
  9. Mash peaches.
  10. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  11. Add gelatin mixture; cook 1 minute longer, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  12. Cool 10 minutes.
  13. Pour into jars. Refrigerate, covered, up to 3 weeks.

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