Another Receipt for Stewed Peaches


  • Sugar, 8 oz.
  • water, ¾ pint: 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Peaches, 6 or 7
  • lemon-juice, 1 large teaspoonful.


Should the fruit be not perfectly ripe, throw it into boiling water and keep it just simmering, until the skin can be easily stripped off. Have ready half a pound of fine sugar boiled to a light syrup with three-quarters of a pint of water; throw in the peaches, let them stew softly until quite tender, and turn them often that they may be equally done; after they are dished, add a little strained lemon-juice to the syrup, and reduce it by a few minutes’ very quick boiling. The fruit is sometimes pared, divided, and stoned, then gently stewed until it is tender.