Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Brandied Peaches

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 quart
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Ingredients

1 pound (about 3 medium) firm-ripe peaches

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 1/2 cups brandy

Directions

  1. Peel peaches: Cut a small x in the blossom end of each peach. Place peaches in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Remove from boiling water and quickly submerge in ice cold water for a few minutes, or until cool enough to handle. The skin should slip off. Cut peaches in half and remove pit. Dice peaches and put in a sterilized 1-quart Mason-type jar.
  2. In a saucepan bring the sugar and water to a boil over low heat, washing down any sugar crystals clinging to the sides with a brush dipped in cold water until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer the syrup for 3 minutes and remove it from the heat. Add 1/2 cup brandy, 2 tablespoons at a time, stirring, and let it cool. Stir in the remaining 1 cup brandy.
  3. Pour the syrup over the peaches. Add more brandy if necessary to cover completely. Seal the jar with the lid and store in a cool place for at least 1 month