Sunday, September 25, 2011


So Friday we went up to Brigham City and picked 6 bushels of peaches, we got 2 bushels, my friend got 3 and her neighbor wanted 1. I cannot believe how many peaches we got. I stressed all night Friday and all day Saturday about what to do with them.

So here it is...

Blanch them in water for 1-2 mins.

Then peel the skin off and slice them.

Put them in jars with sugar to make sugar water? 3 cups of sugar for every quart of water, it gets you through about 3 quarts of jars with peaches in them.

Then process for 25-30 mins.

Then flip them upside down until they seal. Which is normally about an hour.

We got 28 quarts and 9 pints of canned peaches.

A good portion of the seeds.

I also made jam and holy crap it is AMAZING...

This is simple, I buy the instant pectin by Bell and follow their directions, it seriously takes 5 mins and I did 3 batches of these.

I got 23 jars of jam and I'm sure we're good on jam for quite some time.

And this is all the jars minus 6 processing and 4 waiting to process.

I love peaches, can you tell?


Tiff and Chris said...

I so wish I had that many peaches right now-how awesome is that, seriously?! I'll have to do something like that next year...such a great idea and peach jam sounds amazing.

Eric and Jenny said...

Yum.....I am getting mine on Wednesday to do the same. I love peaches too, my favorite is fresh peach pie. Just so darn good.

Thiago & Teri said...

yum, yum, yum...especially the jam. My mom used to make that and peach syrup, oh my heavens I love that stuff. I am super impressed.