I have had to cheat some what when it has to come to canning peaches. My peach trees are only three years old and although they were covered in blossom earlier in the year, and even produced some fruit, they all fell off apart from two. Two peaches just weren’t enough to stop me eating them direct from the tree. So as I was in the local fruit and veg market yesterday I picked up 5 kilos of peaches (45p a kilo) and as a real extravagance a pineapple. I hold no hope of ever growing a pineapple in my garden but just wanted to know what they taste like when they are home preserved rather than ‘Del Monte’.
Here is how I did it. Peel and slice your peaches (and pineapple) Place in a large pan with enough water to cover. Add sugar if you want and bring to the boil.
Spoon out in to your storing jars whilst still very hot. Invert the jars to ensure they have sealed properly. You are done here are mine:
The weather here at the moment is a bit oppressive and requires me to have an afternoon ‘siesta’. Its a hard life.