Before things got really crazy with the wedding, I received a generous amount of stone fruit – peaches and nectarines – to play with in the kitchen! As a ‘Canbassador’ for the Washington State Fruit Commission, I did the obvious and prepped these beautiful stone fruits in a variety of ways – jams, jellies, butter, pancake topping, etc – and I’m excited to be able to enjoy a taste of these delicious gems all throughout the year! If you’re interested in canning, check out SweetPreservation.com as a resource for canning and preserves recipes, downloadable jar labels, preservation party ideas and much more.
1 1/2 pounds fresh sweet (or tart) cherries, pitted
1 pound sliced fresh peaches
Preheat oven to 400°.
Washington State Fruit Commission is a growers’ organization funded by fruit assessments to increase awareness and consumption of regional stone fruits. The organization is dedicated to the promotion, education, market development, and research of soft fruits from Northwest orchards. It began in 1947 and has since grown to include five states – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Montana. For more information, visit www.nwcherries.com or www.wastatefruit.com.
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