This is a variation on lemon curd, but made with peaches. We love it with scones or spread on toast or pound cake.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 servings
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend peach halves in a blender until smooth; transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Beat sugar, eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice, and rose water into peach puree until incorporated.

  • Melt butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water; stir peach mixture into melted butter, stirring constantly, until curd is thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack peach curd into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool dark area.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 32.4mg 11% DV; sodium 24.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2014
Just made with 4 peaches sitting there on the counter...halved the sugar but stayed with the recipe. Lightly delicate peachy but extremely good. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2014
Just made with 4 peaches sitting there on the counter...halved the sugar but stayed with the recipe. Lightly delicate peachy but extremely good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2014
I made this just as a breakfast spread and it turned out really well! I was a bit worried that it wasn't going to thicken but it definitely thickened really nicely once it cooled and is delicious!! I only made half of the recipe so I didn't can it as the recipe states because I'm sure it won't last long! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2017
This took way longer to thicken than recipe said. Good but not great. I added a drop of vanilla cuz I didn't have rose water on hand. Flavor of peach very mild. Next time I'd strain puréed peaches thru cheese cloth... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2015
This curd is DELICIOUS!!! Silky and peachy and delicious. I did have a problem with the double boiler part of the procedure: I stirred it for 30 minutes over the double boiler but it wouldn't thicken so I transferred it to a regular saucepot and it thickened up quickly. I did not use the rosewater. I estimate that this recipe made about seven 8 oz. jars. (I didn't have enough jars so I'm not sure.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2017
Delicate peach flavor rich buttery taste beautiful color. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2016
Great recipe. My peaches were really sweet so the first batch (using 4 cups of sugar) was a bit too sweet for my taste. The second batch I used only three cups and like it much better but it really depends on how sweet the peaches are. I also thickened the second batch in a pot on direct heat but really watched it closely to prevent any scorching. This will be a great gift of summer flavor when I give them out during the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2019
Used 6 small peaches rather than large ones called for in recipe. Very sweet with the amount of sugar used but I didn't test sweetness of my peaches. Turned out well and would make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2019
I made this curd am it was my first peach curd. Lovely taste and it goes well on a slice of bread with thick cold butter!!!! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2015
This is so yummy! It was easy and is a real hit with the family! I will make this again for sure. Made it just like the recipe said. Read More