Lucia's Peach Chutney


4 cups peeled, pitted, and cut up peaches
2 cups cider vinegar
3 cups sugar
1/2 pound seedless raisins
Small jar of candied ginger, cut fine; or 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon mustard seed
Handful of chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, pressed (optional)


Place peaches in large saucepan. Combine vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil. Pour over peaches and add raisins, ginger, mustard seed, onion, and garlic. Cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Pour into sterile jars and seal, using boiling-water bath if desired.


Makes about 5 pints.

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