Sweet Pickled Peaches (or Nectarines)

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  • 7 pounds peaches or nectarines
  • 3 3/4 pounds sugar
  • 1 quart (4 cups) white vinegar
  • 2 ounces whole cloves
  • 2 ounces cinnamon stick


  1. Pare the peaches if you want (not necessary with nectarines).
  2. Poke a whole clove into each peach; use two cloves per peach if they’re big’uns.
  3. Combine sugar, vinegar, and cinnamon in a large pot and bring to boil, covered, over high heat. Boil 5 minutes.
  4. Add fruit and cover. Set timer for 10 minutes. The pot should be boiling again after 5 minutes. Allow fruit to boil another 5 minutes.
  5. Scoop fruit out and into wide-mouth jars.
  6. Boil syrup another 5 minutes, then pour over fruit.
  7. Seal and cool.
  8. Makes 10 quarts

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