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How to Can Peaches

Updated on August 6, 2015

How to Can Peaches

Canning peaches is not the big job that many seem to believe it is. It is actually very simple and requires minimal work. The first and most important step involved is picking out your peaches. You don't want any that are bruised, real hard, or real soft. Pick out ones just like you would as if you were going to eat them.

It'll take 5 fairly large peaches to fill a quart sized jar. Peaches have to be packed in a fruit juice or sugar water solution. To make the sugar solution see below to figure out how much you need to make. Just put the water into a pan, bring it to a boil, but while it is heating add your sugar slowly until dissolved. Bring to a boil for a few minutes and then turn off the heat.

For 7 cups use 6 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar. To make 6 1/2 cups use 6 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar. For 7 cups use 6 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar.

Make sure your jars are ready by running them through a cycle on your dishwasher or boil for 10 minutes, boil the lids for 5 minutes.

Canned Peaches

Preparing Peaches for Canning

Next you need to wash your peaches and put a pan on and bring it to a boil. Then get a good sized bowl and fill it with cold water and add a substantial amount of ice to it. Once the water is boiling, put in enough peaches to just make one layer in your pan. Leave them in the boiling water for 20 - 30 seconds, now take them out with tongs and put them right into the cold water. This will make it so the skin comes off very easily, peel all the skin off your peaches. Now cut your peaches into slices, quarters, or however you prefer.

Peaches will get dark even when canned so you have to put lemon juice (1/4 cup for medium sized bowl) or a product called Fresh Fruit works fabulous as well. Stir your peaches well and make sure they are all coated with Fresh Fruit or lemon juice.

Now fill your jars with the peaches leaving about an inch space at the top. Add your warm syrup solution you made or boiled fruit juice into the jar leaving the same amount of space at the top as when putting in your peaches. Wipe the rim, put on lids and bands and tighten.

Water Bath for Canning Peaches

Now put your jars of peaches into your pot to begin your water bath. Make sure the water is at least an inch over the top of your jars. Once your water is fully boiling leave them in for 20 minutes. Take out the jars and let them cool, do not handle or move them around.


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