Yellow Peach Pickle

I went on a shopping mission this week in search of yellow peaches and they are out of season…. that got me thinking that in most parts of Africa – peaches are not readily available unless in a tin. So I have adapted Mum’s recipe using tinned peaches and was really pleased with the result. This recipe makes 2 medium jars. This yellow peach pickle goes well with pork and chicken and with a cheese platter. A must have spicy condiment on the table with a buffet or picnic lunch.

  • 2 Tins of peaches drained from the syrup
  • 1 cup of peach syrup
  • 1 cup onions cut in wedges
  • 1 teaspoon green peppercorns or black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon allspice seeds or allspice if you cannot find the whole seed
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 or 3 teaspoons medium curry to taste
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 cups vinegar

Mix in a glass bowl – vinegar , peppercorns, coriander seed, allspice,cloves, curry powder, salt, cinnamon, turmeric – mix a little of the vinegar mix with the cornflour and make a paste and add to the mixture in the bowl. This will thicken the syrup when it cooks.

Add ingredients to pot on a medium heat and bring to a boil. Add onions and cook until soft but still crunchy. About 10 minutes. Savoury pickle sauce should thicken ,then add the peaches and take off the stove .

Sterilise bottles in the oven and lids in boiling water on the stove. Add peaches to mixture and spoon into bottles. This recipe makes 2 medium bottles of pickle. I keep mine in the fridge.

drained yellow peaches
Onions cook in the syrup for 10 mins

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue Tillotson says:

    This is wonderful, Leanne! Where oh where (or should I say when oh when) is the full color recipe book ??? I would like to have that on my shelf!!


    1. Sue – glad you are enjoying my blogs – I so enjoy researching and going through my Mum and Grans Recipe books’ so many memories shared through food. I was interested to find that peach pickle is a popular recipe in the USA that seems to originate from the UK. South Africa’s version is a spiced pickle which originates which is infuenced from India and the Cape Malay – how history influences food is so interesting.


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