Canning Recipes




Peach Preserves
Ingredients:
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method


Cooking Directions:
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4 pounds peaches -- peeled, pitted,
and thinly sliced
1 package Ball 100% Natural Fruit Jell Pectin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
7 cups sugar

Prepare Ball brand or Kerr brand jars and closures according to
manufacturer's instructions.

Measure 4 cups sliced peaches. Combine peaches, Fruit Jell pectin and
lemon juice in a large saucepot. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring
occasionally. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return to a rolling boil.
Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim
foam if necessary.

Carefully ladle hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
Wipe jar rim clean. Place lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass.
Screw band down evenly and firmly just until a point of resistance is met
-- fingertip tight.

Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. At elevations higher than
1,000 feet, boil 2 additional minutes for each additional 1,000 feet
elevation.

This recipe yields about nine 8-ounce jars.





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