Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Peach Pie Filling

Peach Pie is one of my favorites.

 Easy to make and fun to eat!

You will need:
Ingredients needed to make Peach Pie Filling
Quantities of Ingredients Needed For
1 Quart7 Quarts
Sliced fresh peaches3-1/2 cups6 quarts
Granulated sugar1 cup7 cups
Clear Jel®1/4 cup + 1 tbsp2 cups + 3 tbsp
Cold water3/4 cup5-1/4 cups
Cinnamon (optional)1/8 tsp1 tsp
Almond extract (optional)1/8 tsp1 tsp
Bottled lemon juice1/4 cup1-3/4 cups

Peel peaches. To loosen skins, submerge peaches in boiling water for approximately 30-60 seconds, and then place in ice cold water for 20 seconds to stop the cooking process.

Slip off skins and prepare slices 1/2-inch thick. Place slices in water containing 1/2 tsp. of ascorbic acid crystals or Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to a  gallon of water to prevent browning.

Place 6 cups at a time in 1 gallon boiling water. Boil each batch 1 minute after the water returns to a boil. 
Drain but keep heated fruit in a covered bowl or pot.

Combine water, sugar, Clear Jel®, and, if desired, cinnamon and/or almond extract in a large kettle. Stir and cook over medium high heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble.

Add lemon juice and boil sauce 1 minute more, stirring constantly.

Fold in drained peach slices and continue to heat mixture for 3 minutes. Fill jars without delay, leaving 1 inch head-space

Wipe rims of jars with a damp paper towel and put on lids and rings.  Tighten them finger tight.

Process according to chart.

Recommended process time for Peach Pie Filling in a boiling-water canner.
Process Time at Altitudes of
Style of PackJar Size0 - 1,000 ft1,001 -3,000 ft3,001 - 6,000 ftAbove 6,000 ft
HotPints or Quarts30 min354045