This song was going over and over in my head
Like a fool, here I am.
Bought too many, for me to can.
Oh yah, baby… here I am, cut, sealed and finished.
Ummm. in that time that I spent over the stove.
I just thought about to cry.
seen a lot of produce in this world.
Here I am, cut, sealed and finished!
We actually did 250 lbs – each quart jar has on average 2lbs of peaches. We did 108 quarts so some peaches may have been harmed in the making of this blog post. (Eaten, they were eaten). Little piggies are happy,t hey had some skins.
Peaches are one of the easier canning items to do. You blanch them first (dip them into boiling water) and then immediately put into ice-cold water to stop the cooking process of the peach. You then peel (having blanched them, the skins come off easily.) Cut them in half, pull out pit, then cut into your size chunks. (Ours are sliced.)
Fill your jars and make simple sugar syrup to pour over the top: I follow this guideline (from simplycanning.com)
- 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
then you water bath or pressure can according to your times.
Yum! We use these weekly ~ cobbler or baked oatmeals!!