On Monday, I canned peaches for the first time! It was great! They were wonderfully flavorful and so pretty! I usually just freeze our peaches, but I use a lot of peaches throughout the year for cobblers and thought that canning some would be ideal. No, these did not come from our tree… our trees are still too young. But one day, I have hopes that our tree will produce such beauties! Mmmm, peaches! 🙂
Canning peaches is quite simple.
I blanched the peaches first so the skin would slip right off. Then I cut them in slices and squeezed lemon juice all over to help prevent browning.
I filled quart jars with peaches and then a simple syrup.
Add a lid and a band and place in a hot water bath canner for about 20-25 minutes.
Bring your jars out and set them on an absorbent towel until COMPLETELY cooled. 12 hours or so.