I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Peach Salsa

Just a little different twist on your normal everyday salsa.   Quick and easy to make.

(makes 7-8 pints)

*7 cups peaches
*6-8 roma tomatoes
*1 medium red onion, chopped
*2-3 medium jalapeño peppers, seeded & finely chopped
*1 large red pepper, seeded and finely chopped
*1 tablespoon dried cilantro
*1/2 cup white vinegar
*2 tablespoons honey
*3 garlic cloves, finely minced
*1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

~Sterilize 8 pint jars.
~Put a large pot of water on to boil.
~Once water is boiling, add tomatoes & peaches to water for about 3-4 minutes.
~Immediately place tomatoes & peaches in cold water.
~Once cooled, peel, pit & chop peaches into small chunks.
~Once cooled, peel tomatoes, remove the seeds and chop into small chunks.
~In a large stainless or enamel cooking pot, combine peaches, tomatoes, onion, red pepper, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, cumin & cayenne pepper.
~Bring mixture to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes.
~Ladle salsa into hot jars leaving a 1/4 inch space headspace.
~Wipe jar rim to remove any salsa.
~Place lid & rim on top of jar and screw on.
~Place jars in a hot bath in canner and boil for 10-15 minutes.
~Remove from canner.
~Jars are sealed with the lids pop and there is no bubble in the middle of the lid.
~Store in a cool dark place.

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