I've got another canned peaches recipe for you today with these honey spiced peaches. A simple way to put up peaches with just a hint of flavor to enjoy this winter. I got this recipe out of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving and I love the way the cinnamon sticks look inside these jars.
But before I get to my recipe, if you would like more ideas of ways to put up peaches be sure to check out SweetPreservation.com
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
2 cups honey
8 lbs. peaches, peeled, halved, pitted
6 cinnamon sticks (4 inches long)
1 1/2 tsp. allspice
3/4 tsp. whole cloves
1. Prepare canner, jars and lids.
2. In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine sugar, water and honey.
3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
4. Reduce heat to low, add peaches one layer at a time and warm until heated through (about 3 minutes).
5. Using a slotted spoon, pack hot peaches, cavity side down, into hot jars to within a generous 1/2 inch from the top of the jar.
6. Add 1 cinnamon stick, 1/4 tsp. allspice and one whole clove to each pint sized jar.
7. Ladle remaining hot syrup into jar to cover peaches leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
8. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, in necessary, by adding hot syrup.
9. Wipe rim and center lid on jar.
10. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to finger-tip tight.
11. Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water.
12. Bring to a boil and process for 25 minutes.
13. Remove canner lid, wait 5 minutes then remove jars, cool, label and store.Yield: 6 pint jars
You can also pack the peaches into 8 ounce jars, using half the quantity of spices per jar. Processing time remains the same.
Thanks again to SweetPreserving.com for providing me with peaches from the Washington State Fruit Commission.