Saturday, September 25, 2010

Canned Peaches

This year, we've had fun picking and canning 12 jars of tomatoes, 12 jars of grape juice and 49 jars of peaches. Apples from my old house are next, and hopefully some peach jam and chili sauce.
Mom's going to write step by step instructions I can put on here so we'll always have it, RIGHT MOM?

1. Pick the peaches at Grandpa Porter's house
2. Blanch the peaches in boiling water and peel the skins off
3. Sneak a few bites--warm fresh peaches are YUMMY
4. Fill the jars to the top with sliced peaches, then fill with sugar water (mom, how much sugar to water and fruit fresh)?? She responded fast...
light syrup is 1 cup of sugar to 8 cups of water and a couple tablespoons of fruit fresh. bring to a boil to dissolve sugar.  This is approximately how much you need for 7 quarts of peaches. so we double, triple, or quadruple according to our needs.
5. Wipe the tops of jars clean and put a sterilized new lid on top. Soak the lids in boiling water for a minute or two. Put the ring on as tight as you can.
6. Boil the jars completely covered in water in a canner for 30 minutes
7. Take the jars out straight up out of the water (do not tip like my mom is doing here :) LOL and place on a towel until the POP!!
Ah, don't they look great!! Enjoy all winter long
Tomatoes    cover with boiling water to slip the skins.  shove into jars up to the neck. add a tsp of salt and a tsp of vinegar. wipe of jar, add sterile lid and tighten the ring. bring to boil in canner. boil for 45 to 50 minutes. tada

Grape juice.   fill juicer with cleaned grapes. no need to stem. Steam for an hour.  pour out into sterilized jars and top with sterile lid and tighten the ting. listen for the fun pinging sound. tada.
to serve. pour into pitcher and add a bottle of 7up type soda. regular or sugar free. enjoy.

1 comment:

Erin said...

What an awesome and perfect post! now that's what I'm talkin about :)
your pictures are awesome, but it makes me a little bit more sad that i was home pukin instead of canning peaches with my mom and sisters :(


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