August 23, 2010
DONE! Can Peaches
I have always wanted to try to can peaches to have that taste of late summer in February. I did a little research, decided on a method and went out to my local farmer’s market. A little tip: ask for soft peaches – not moldy, just ready to use the day you buy them. A farmer will generally give you a discount – I got this whole plastic grocery bag of Michigan Red Havens for 50 cents – can you believe that?
This was easy, fun and hopefully tasty. Want to try it? You’ll need canning gear, jars, lots of peaches – I had about 24, 2 lemons, sugar and water. Here’s the recipe that I used – I made a couple changes – I used lemon juice instead of vinegar to prevent browning, I used less peaches, cut them in slices, and I made a medium sugar syrup.
I started by peeling, pitting and slicing the peaches – I squeezed a little bit of lemon juice on the peaches after I sliced them and then I packed them into the jars.
Pour the sugar syrup over the peaches and place in canner and process according to recipe.
Guess where I’ll be next weekend? At the Farmer’s Market getting more PEACHES!
Ott, A. Says
These look great. I wanted to invite you to my “Canning Week Blog Party” that I am hosting this week on my blog. We are daily posting tips and recipes on canning as well as linky parties and giveaways. It should be a lot of fun so I hope you can stop by and join the party!!!
Mmmm, nothing yummier than canned peaches. Plus you can whip up a cobbler in the fall in no time!
★All Thingz Related★ Says
O my goodness, those peaches look delicious. YUM! Thanks for sharing them with us at Anything Related!!
If you want a liquid that you don’t have to add sugar to…cut up your peaches, and then heat up 100% apple juice, and pour over. Then you can it. They taste great without any added sugar! 🙂