Bottled peaches are a staple at our house. They are a great compliment to any breakfast and the kids love them for an after school snack.
Peaches are an easy bottling project~
1- Wash and prep bottles
2- Bring a large sauce pot of water to a boil (for blanching)
3- Make syrup. I like to make a light syrup by combining 6 cups water with 1½ cups sugar (this will make enough syrup for about 6 quarts). Heat until sugar dissolves, keep syrup hot.
4- Blanch Peaches: Place whole peaches in boiling water for 30-60 seconds.
5- Remove and place in ice water to cool.
8- Fill jars with hot syrup. Run a spoon handle between the jar and the peaches to remove any air bubbles. Continue filling with syrup, leaving a ¼ inch head space.