The Carolina Peaches arrived!!!
This is what I did with the entire lot!
'Cept, of course, the ones we devoured!
Peaches in Vanilla Syrup .... and then some!
After scalding, peeling, halving and pitting the peaches,
I made a batch of syrup:
Four quarts of water + eight cups of sugar.
Added four split/scraped vanilla beans.
After all the jars and lids were sterilized,
I packed the halved peaches into the jars.
I added a tiny pinch of cinnamon and clove.
I cut all the vanilla beans in half and
added a half bean to each jar.
Then I ladled the hot syrup over the top.
Of course, if you are a canner, you know all the other things!
Remove air bubbles ~ one inch headspace ~ screw on rings!
Water bath quarts 25 minutes and pints 20 minutes!
I put all those peaches up like this. I'll add a thickener for pie filling when I open them ... if that's what I wanna use it for. Otherwise,
we've been eating them right outta the jar! I used the syrup from
the last jar to sweeten a pitcher of iced tea! The angels sang!!
Guess what? The Carolina peaches are getting thin around this neck of the woods! I brought some more home yesterday! I'm going back for more today! Hey! You can't blame a girl for trying! It's a once a year thing!!