FIRST In a large saucepan, dissolve sugar and water over medium-high heat.
Bring water to a boil in a large stock pot. Using tongs, transfer lids, rings, and jars to water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove, using tongs, and let drain on towel.
NEXT While jars are still warm, fill each with sliced peaches and top with sugar syrup, leaving ½” headspace at the top of each jar. Remove air pockets by pressing peaches down with the end of a wooden spoon. Secure jars with lids until they are finger tight and process jars in boiling water for 25 minutes.
LAST Remove jars from pot using tongs or a jar lifter and lay on towel to cool. Once jars have cooled and lids have sealed, tighten lids and store in a cool, dark place for up to a year.
NOTE To prevent peaches from turning brown, you can soak them in a solution of 1 teaspoon of citric acid or fruit fresh or 3000 mg Vitamin C per cup of water. Allow the sliced peaches to soak while sterilizing jars and making simple syrup.
A Gena Knox Original
Canned peaches are a wonderful way to enjoy Georgia peaches year round. Once canned, they are excellent for baking or paired with yogurt and cereal for breakfast.
1 ½ cups sugar
4 cups water
12 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 4 pounds)
4 pint jars, lids, and rings, washed with warm soapy water
Peaches are a very dynamic fruit, able to be made into the sweetest of dishes as well as complement the most savory steaks.
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