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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Peach Pancake Syrup

We have a few fruit trees in our yard.  This year, the birds ate all 8 of the apricots on that tree.  The apple trees have grown so tall that, even on a really tall ladder, we cannot reach many of them before the birds eat them.  The peach tree, however, produced plentifully and we reaped a great harvest.  


I always put some peaches in the freezer and can a few, too,  but I thought this year we could use an alternative to maple syrup for the tons of pancakes, waffles and French toast that we eat throughout the year. This peach syrup was super easy to make and tasted fantastic as it was cooking.

Peach Pancake Syrup
15 cups peaches
6 cups sugar
6 Tbsp lemon juice
3 tsp vanilla, coconut, or brandy extract
Peel and cut the peaches and place into a food processor to puree.  (It took me 4 batches to puree all 15 cups).  In a large stockpot, combine the puree, sugar and lemon juice.  Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes more.  At this point, you can add the flavoring of your choice.  I chose to leave it out until I open the individual jars, so each jar can have a different flavor if I choose. Fill sterilized pint jars and then process for 20 minutes in a water bath.  Makes 8 pints.


Here's the pickled peaches I made next:

Here is the sugarless (peaches, apple juice, lemon juice & pectin) jam I made after that:

40 comments:

Monet said...

What a great way to use up ripe peaches. I can imagine this adds a breath of summer freshness during the cold winter months too!

The Housewife said...

You've been busy! The syrup sounds and looks so good… ahhh I think this sunday calls for a pancake breakfast!

baking.serendipity said...

Jealous of your fruit trees! I've heard they attract scorpions here in the Valley, and it makes me super nervous to plant my own. Your pancake sauce looks divine!

21st Century Housewife© said...

Your peach recipes look wonderful! I particularly like the syrup recipe - and what a good idea to leave the flavouring out till you open it. Thanks for sharing. Now all I need are some nice ripe peaches...

Myrtle's Turtles said...

I love peach jam and this sounds even better. Thanks for the recipe - it is a keeper!

Drick said...

great syrup and boy, do I love homemade pickled peaches ... just about anything with peaches actually

Unplanned Cooking said...

Love it! It's cheaper than real syrup, and not just corn syrup like some of the store bought maple one.

Here from Blog Frog.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Darn birds. Glad the peach tree made up for it! This syrup sounds so good! We have a peach tree and it did nothing this year! The last 2 years we have been blessed with a "crop" in our own backyard...maybe next year and I can try this recipe!

julie said...

Wow! You've been busy! What do pickled peaches taste like? Is it the same process as pickling cucumbers?

Oh Honestly Erin said...

Oh my gosh. This is getting passed on to my boyfriend. He has ONE WEEK to make this happen.

Thank you for sharing!

Pacheco Patty said...

Great job on using up your peach harvest, you've posted some great recipes, glad you had a nice harvest this year;-)

ButterYum said...

Yummo - I've never had peach syrup, but I'm sure I'd love it! Thank you for sharing the directions.

Happy FF.

:)
ButterYum

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Yes, I'm jealous of your trees as well! This is a BRILLIANT idea!

Andrea said...

I love fruit syrups! I've never made peach, though. Looks delish!!!

L. Eleana Johnson said...

My mom, grandma and aunts love making fresh peach syrup, peach pies, and even peach wine. I enjoy picking the peaches and driving down country roads buying them at fruit stands.Looking at your pics have made me hungry for more peaches!

danasfoodforthought said...

This sounds great!! I can't wait until I have my own yard, and hopefully some fruit trees, too!

Tracy said...

Hmmm, I never thought of peaches on pancakes. I am a big blueberry gal. I do like peaches though so this sounds really yummy. I wish I had fruit trees in my yard. :(

Barb said...

I love this idea. I have jars of pureed peaches that I canned about two years ago, planning to turn them into peach butter, but never did. This is a great way to use up that peach puree!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

i think this is a great idea! thank you for sharing ... my hubby would LOVE this on pancakes.

Jersey Diva Mom said...

ooh- yum-- I make whole grains pancakes for my kids-- what a great taste of summer this would be in the colder months to come!

Nikki said...

yum all of those look so delicious! i have a pressure cooker for canning but I haven't canned yet, I really want to I'm just alittle nervous about using it! stopping by and happily following you from new friend friday!

zentmrs said...

Yum! This sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing!

Ann Kroeker said...

Oh, wow, those all are causing instantaneous salivation over here! Thanks for linking these gorgeous peach-y projects with us at Food on Fridays!

A neighbor brought over some peaches he was given on a recent vacation, just to share from the abundance, and zowie! Those were amazing just to eat! To think of pouring that golden goodness on pancakes in winter sounds divine!

katerina said...

That syrup would go great with my vanilla cake. I love it!

jennoreilly said...

I made almost this exact recipe but with mango, it was delicious!!

Here from tidymom, happy weekend!

tcgirl said...

Oh yum! No-Added-Sugar peach jam... is it the cooked method? Could you share your recipe?

Melodie said...

Canning peaches is a crucial part of summer isn't it? Love how this looks. Thanks for coming by and linking up!

gibknitty said...

that looks delicious!!

Kim Kelly said...

Fantastic idea!!

Claudia said...

All your peach delectables look heavenly. How grand to have fruit trees! I am staring at peaches now - the sweet aroma fills the room. I am imagining the scent when you walk onto your land...

The Cilantropist said...

I have been LOVING peaches this year and this sounds fabulous, a perfect way to kick up an average pancake several extra notches! ;)

kris in larryville said...

We are going to try to put in a peach tree. I think it will be fun for the girls to see how the food grows.

brandt! said...

yay! I'm so glad you shared .. yummmmmy!!!!
thanks for visiting!

Chef Dennis said...

Peach syrup sounds so good! what a great use for all those wonderful peaches we have! I bet it goes really well with Ice cream too!

Joanne said...

Oh the birds...so naughty and troublesome. At least you ahve the peaches to make this GORGEOUS syrup!

JillyAn said...

another fantastic homemade canned good Kristin. I love to can...going to definately make some peach syrup.

es65 said...

That syrup looks mighty fine! You will appreciate it this winter I'm sure.

Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having said...

Wonderful sounding syrup! Wish I had fruit trees to harvest too.

The Mom Chef said...

Now I wish I had more peaches! Our season is over though so this recipe will have to wait until next year. It sounds incredible. I'd much prefer it to maple syrup.

Jerri said...

Sounds great! I've never had peach pancake syrup before!

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