One of the Thanksgiving traditions in my husband’s family is to have Pickled Peaches as one of the sides. Now I have never eaten these as I do not like peaches, but veggie hubby loves these, so when we moved away from the east coast, I got the recipe from my mother-in-law and begin to make these for veggie hubby each year. Over the years we have been invited to eat the Thanksgiving meal at different friend’s houses and we have taken these as one of our contributions. We learned several years ago that these are a traditional menu item in Nebraska, which is where my mother-in-law grew up. We have also heard from others that these are sometimes called Spiced Peaches.
Please note in the picture this year, I used slices and the recipe calls for halves. I messed up and bought the wrong thing, but veggie hubby said this was better because it was easier to try for those trying them for the first time and much easier to share left overs (if there are any :))
I make these each year for 2 reasons:
- Veggie hubby loves them
- They are very easy to make (and you can make them the day before, in fact they are better if you make them the day before :))
- 24 oz Can of Peaches – drained
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup vinegar
- 6 sticks of cinnamon
- 1 tsp whole cloves
Combine everything but the peaches and bring to a boil. Add peaches and cook 5 minutes.
Over the next few weeks I’ll share additional family traditional recipes along with ones we tried new this year for the holidays.