Sunday, June 30, 2013

Canning Peaches

Yesterday I canned my very first peach preserves, I am so proud!

I bought two dozen beautiful Georgia peaches.

Next I blanched them by filling a large pot with water an bringing to a rolling boil.  Dropping my peaches (8 medium at a time) into the water for 60-80 seconds.

I immediately put them into a bowl of ice water to cool.  This step process also made the peeling practically slip off.
 Then a removed the cored & removed the pit and smashed them up with a potato masher.  Into my jelly maker machine they went.  I will admit my jelly machine was expensive but it was my Christmas gift.
I canned using two recipes, one with sugar, one with raw honey.  I also added a touch of Mexican vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon (we love some cinny on everything!)

I hope that canning will become easier as I become more familiar with it.  Next, I hope to freeze some fresh corn I bought.  I will report on it afterwards

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