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While you were peeling away making peach marmalade, did you save the skins? If you did, now you can make peach honey! I got the instructions for this while I was chatting with the folks at Adrian's Orchards. For some reason, I think they must have left out some old family secret because mine didn't turn out exactly the same as what they sell, but it's still darn tasty!
To preserve skins, put in bowl and cover with wet coffee filter and refrigerate.
You'll need at least two cups of peach skins. The more you use, the more peachy it will be.
In small pan, put in peach skins and add enough water so the peach skins are completely covered. Bring to a boil and them simmer for 20 minutes, or until the peach skins are soft and fall apart when touched. To get peach juice, strain using a cheesecloth. Or, you can pour it through a coffee filter.
If you don't have much juice at this point, add in some peach juice or apple juice until you have at least 3-4 cups. Return juice to pan and add half as much sugar as you have juice. So if you have 4 cups of juice, add 2 cups of sugar. Boil until it has the consistency of honey. I tested it out by dripping it onto a plate. Mine seemed to be taking forever to thicken up, so I cheated and added a little pectin; about a teaspoon of the powdered kind.
When it's the desired consistency, pour into jars, leaving 1/4" headspace, and process for 5 minutes.
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