Peach Basil Caramelized Onion Preserves
  • 10 medium peaches, peeled and sliced into 8ths
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 16 leaves of basil,cut into thin ribbons
  • 6½ cups raw sugar
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  1. Heat grapeseed oil in large nonstick skillet over med. high heat.
  2. Add onion slices and cook, stirring occasionally until onions begin to soften and color. Reduce heat to low and continue to stir to prevent sticking while preparing peaches.
  3. Place peaches and ¼ cup water into large sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until peaches have softened.
  4. Add raw sugar, caramelized onions, sea salt , pepper, lemon, and basil to peaches.
  5. Return peaches to a low boil and stir until sugar has dissolved.
  6. Allow peaches to continue to boil until thickened. (about 30 to 45 minutes depending on water content of peaches)
  7. Once thickened remove from heat, fill sterilized pint jars leaving ½ inch headspace.
  8. Wipe rim of canning jar and apply lid and band.
  9. Process in hot water bath for 10 - 15 minutes depending on elevation.or place preserves in refrigerator.
  10. Makes about 4 pints.
Recipe by Pure Grace Farms at