Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Preserving the harvest: Canned Peaches

It seems almost wrong to have peaches and not can them.  When we got peaches my husband and I saw that they were very ripe and we had to work at getting them done soon.  So that night after the kids went to bed we made it a date night and canned peaches together.  I was bad and didn't take pictures of the whole process.

A little trick that I just absolutely love about getting the skins off of peaches.  Put the peaches in boiling water for 30-60 seconds and then put them in cold water and the skins will come off so easily.  I give props to whoever discovered that years ago!!!

We packed our peaches in light syrup which is a cup of sugar to a quart of liquid.  Then we put sliced peaches in the jar filling it until there was 1/2inch headspace then filled it with the liquid.  This next part is important make sure you get all of the air bubbles out from around the slices!!!   Then wipe your rims and adjust the lids then process in a boiling water bath for 30 minutes.

They are so pretty.  We did 3/4 of a bushel and ended up with 25 quarts of peaches.

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