I now have a great respect for anyone charging an arm and a leg for canned peaches or jams. That was really hard work!
To start off I got the Ball starter kit, 1/2 pint jars and then I went back for the canning kit and some pectin.
I followed these directions.
Wash jars in dishwasher.
First I had to clean and peel the peaches.
Stuffed the peaches into jars and let them rip.
Boil for 20min.
No sugar added peach jam. I threw a little cinnamon and basil is a few of them just to try something different.
I still a lot of peaches left…I am thinking of baking something and freezing some, but I do not have the energy to go get more jars and start this all over again. At least I know how to can things now!
These better be the best peaches ever!
Ever wonder what 20lbs of peaches looks like?
I asked my peach guys (two typical farmer boys – seriously) if they ever sell their peaches wholesale.
I basically got a apple box full of peaches for $20. To put it in perspective last week I got 6 count peaches for $9.00.
They also threw in a reusable bag from their farm. Jackpot!
So what am I going to do with these peaches?
I am so excited to have peaches in winter that are not from a different country!
I’ll keep you updated!
Sorry no post about what I made last night…they didn’t come out right…I don’t think I cooked them long enough…again with the patience.
I’m working on it.