3 cups finely chopped pitted, peeled peaches (abt 1 1/2 lbs or 5 med)
1/2 cup finely chopped seeded red bell pepper (abt 1/2 large pepper)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (about 1/2 large)
1 1/2 Tbs finely chopped garlic (about 7 cloves)
2/3 cups honey
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot pepper flakes
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
4 (8 oz) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands
1. Prepare boiling water canner (as in, fill up your big pot with water) . Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use (I put my jars through the “sanitize” setting on my dishwasher and place the lids in a pot of simmering water). Do not boil. Set bands aside.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens to the consistency of a thin commercial barbeque sauce, about 25 minutes.
3. Ladle hot sauce into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles (just place the head space measuring device or a clean spatula in the jar and gently move back and forth a few times). Wipe rims. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight (that means don’t screw it on super duper tight, just normal snug.)
4. Process in boiling water for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude*. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up adn down when center is pressed.
*Recipe as written is for altitudes 0-1000 ft above sea level. Increase processing time for amount given for each altitude: For 1,001-3,000 ft: add 5 minutes. 3,001-6,000: add 10 minutes. 6,001-8,000: add 15 minutes. 8,001-10,000: add 20 minutes.