To Preserve, or to Dry Peaches or Nectarines

An easy and excellent Receipt

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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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The fruit should be fine, freshly gathered, and fully ripe, but still in its perfection. Pare, halve, and weigh it after the stones are removed; lay it into a deep dish, and strew over it an equal weight of highly refined pounded sugar; let it remain until this is nearly dissolved, then lift the fruit gently into a preserving-pan, po