Start by preparing jars and getting water in the canner heating. You want the canner hot, but not boiling, when the jars are ready to be processed. See full water bath canning instructions here.
Blanch, peel, and pit peaches.
Slice peaches into 1" slices. Put slices into pot with a light syrup to prevent browning.
In a separate pot, bring water to a boil. In batches, drain peaches and put into the boiling water.
Bring back to a boil. Boil 1 minute.
Drain and repeat until you've finished all peaches. Keep warm.
Prepare Clear Jel
In a separate pot, cook sugar, Clear Jel, and water over medium heat, until thick and bubbly.
Add lemon juice, spices, and flavorings. Boil 1 minute. Stir to avoid sticking.
Add warm, sliced peaches to your filling and heat for 3 minutes, gently stirring constantly.
Fill jar with peach pie filling, leaving 1" headspace.
Remove air bubbles, wipe rim clean, and place on seal and ring.
Place jar in the warm canner. Proceed to fill all jars.
Process according to chart below.
Processing with a Water Bath CannerPlace the jar in the warm canner. Proceed to fill all jars placing them in the canner.When all the jars are filled, bring the water in the canner to a boil. When a boil is reached that is when you'll start your timing. Process for the length of time on the chart below. Adjust for your altitude. After your time is over, turn the heat off remove the lid and allow the canner to rest for about 5 minutes. Then bring your jars up out of the water. Allow them to rest for another 5 minutes. Then remove the jars and place them a few inches apart on a thick towel to cool completely. Leave them alone for about 12 hours. When they are cooled remove the metal bands, check the seals, label the jars and store them away! Processing Times for Water Bath Canner (Hot Pack) Altitude – Pints and Quarts are Processed the Same 0-1,000 ft – 30 minutes 1,001-3,000 ft – 35 minutes3,001-6,000 ft – 40 minutesAbove 6,000 ft – 45 minutes
Adapted from: The National Center for Home Food Preservation
Last Updated: 4/1/2021
Keyword Home Canning, peach pie recipes, Waterbath Canning
Recipe can be found at SimplyCanning.com https://www.simplycanning.com/peach-pie-recipes/