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Peach “Candy” (Dehydrated Peaches)

It’s peach season here in Ohio.  Fresh peaches are my absolute favorite fruit.  I ordered a ton from a local food hub and have been working on eating them and preserving them.  They are so sweet and delicious.

Each year, I have to make some peach “candy” for my family.  My 4 year old and husband are especially fond of these and they are so simple to make.

To make these you will need:

  • A dehydrator (or you can do this in the oven at 170 degrees)
  • 15 peaches (or more if you have the space)
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

 

First I washed the peaches well in some water and white vinegar.

I got a large bowl and added about 6 cups of warm water.  In the water I added 2 TBS honey and 1TBS cinnamon and gave it a good stir to melt the honey.  Then I sliced the peaches into thin (about 1/4 inch thick or thinner) slices and placed them in the bowl with the water/honey cinnamon. I leave them in and swish them a bit, just long enough to get coated in the syrup.

Then they go on the dehydrator trays.

I let them run for close to 6 hours checking after 4.5 hours to see if they were dried.

{BONUS: The whole house smelled like heaven!}

I left the skin on, you can remove it if you’d like.  Whatever makes you happy.

I store them in a mason jar and keep them in the fridge.  They don’t last long around here.

What is your favorite way to preserve peaches?

 

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