Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Soon, summer will be gone and so will the sweet flavor of the fruits.
In order to savor those wonderful flavors all year long you can can them.
I've shown you how easy it is to turn fruit into jam. If you missed it, you can find it by clicking on here.
Some of you may not like jam or you have already mastered the art of canning jam. So, it's time to move on to other things.
Today, I'm going to show you how easy it is to can the fruit directly. Yes, it's even easier then making jam.
First you need decide how many jars of peaches you want to can. I had purchased a case at Costco. I forget how many are in there. I think maybe about 15 or so.
Peel the peaches and slice them however you like. You can cut them in 1/2 if you like but I like my peaches in slices.
Make sure you remove the skin on all the peaches and remove the pit.
You then need to make a syrup. I found a heavy syrup is what I like.
For a heavy syrup you use:
4 3/4 cups of sugar
4 cups of water
Then bring it to a boil. Once it is boiling, add your peaches. Stir and bring back to a boil. Once you have a boil with the peaches, you are ready to can them.
Remove the hot peaches from the stove. Pour into your prepared hot jars. Seal and put it a water bath for 25 mins. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
That's it! Now you have fresh peaches to enjoy all year long.
I've linked up on the Canning Week. Go here to see other yummy canning recipes.