Does anything beat picking a peach fresh off the tree and eating it
right there? Home canning peaches enables you to have that fresh taste
Peaches may be processed in a water
Gather your canning supplies
- sugar - for the syrup (optional)
Syrup for Packing
Prepare light or medium syrup. I prefer light syrup. Simply
heat water and sugar in a sauce pan until sugar dissolves.
- Light – 2 cups sugar to 1-quart water
- Medium -3 cups sugar to 1-quart water
You can also make a syrup with honey
if you don't want to use processed sugar.
- light - 1 1/2
cups honey to 4 cups water
- medium - 2
cups honey to 4 cups water
preparing jars,and get water in your canner
for full directions)
light or medium syrup. I prefer a light syrup for canning
peaches. Simply heat
water and syrup in a pot until sugar dissolves. I like to do
this right in a tea pot.
- Do this by dipping peaches in boiling
water for 30 seconds to 1 minute. I use my blancher and do 5
or so peaches at a time.
- Immediately remove the peaches to a
sink or bowl with cold water to stop the cooking.
the peaches in half and throw away the pit. You'll
notice a 'seam' down one side of your peach.
If you slice around the
diameter of the peach following this line you will be able to pluck the
pit right out.
- Skins should slip right
off in your
hands. If your peach is a little green it will be harder to
skin. you can just use a paring knife for the stubborn spots.
I like to can
peaches in halves but you may also cut smaller if you wish. Pack peach
halves with cavity side down. They pack better and you will fit more in
If you have wide mouth jars it makes it easier to place the
peaches in the bottom of the jar cavity side down.
To prevent browning of peaches
you will want to slice the peaches and cover quickly
with syrup. Another way to prevent browning is to
treat with ascorbic or citric acid. This
should be available in the canning sections at the grocery store or the
hardware store. Follow the instructions on the package.
When canning peaches you can either
raw or hot pack. It is up to you.
pack~ I prefer to raw pack and fill one jar at a time as I peel, pit
slice. I then immediately cover the peaches with hot syrup and
place in hot water in canner to keep warm while I prepare the next jar.
This prevents peaches from browning.
Hot pack ~ slice peaches into a pot of syrup. When you
have enough fruit prepared for your jars, bring to boil and turn off
heat. Fill jars with hot fruit and cooking liquid, leaving 1/2-inch
Wipe the rims
clean, remove any air bubbles and place your lids.
For more details follow water
Process pints 25 minutes and quarts 30 minutes.
Don't forget to adjust for Altitude.
Adjustments for Boiling
Water Bath Canner
|Altitude in Feet
||Increase processing time
|| 5 minutes
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