Millions of Peaches…..What to Do?

After a Highland Orchards Pick Your Own Expedition I Found Myself Saddled with 40 Pounds of Peaches

This is what I did.  I dusted off my Food in Jars cookbook, cracked opened a bottle of wine & got to work!  On the radar was peach jam & peaches in bourbon syrup (for quick holiday tarts).  I’ll say it again…if you want to can….get this book!  It’s amazing!!

How It All Went Down

Prep the Peaches

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1. Prepare an ice water bath & a pot to boil water.

2. Make an x in the bottom of each peach.

3. Drop the peaches in the boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

4. Put the peaches in the ice water bath.

5. Slip the skins off, cut off any bruises & set aside.

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If you want to make them follow the recipes above & make sure you adhere to safety principles when canning!

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In the Pot Simmering Away

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What It Looks Like When Done

Finished Product

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Feeling very successful after this latest round of canning & my last canning adventure where I made blueberry jam.   I can’t wait to dip into these little gems of fruit mid winter & dream of summer.  Just because you live in Philadelphia doesn’t mean you can’t do a little urban style homesteading!