Canning is a great way to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables so that you can enjoy them year round. Growing up I always loved the canned preserves that were often a staple for our Sunday “faspa” (Faspa is a traditional Sunday afternoon Mennonite meal. It usually consists of buns, cheese, jam and pickles).
Jams, jellies, pickles, beets, canned fruit and salsa were among my favorites.
When I lost my grandma this past May, I knew I wanted to keep memories alive. She was the one who taught me how to can peaches in my tiny little apartment when I was first married. As I have been canning this year, I smile, knowing that I can pass this tradition on to my little girls!
- 8 cups of peaches, pealed and sliced
- 1 pkg Bernardin Pectin
- 1½ cups honey
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Place peaches in a large bowl or the kitchen sink.
- Pour boiling water over the peaches so you can remove the skin easily.
- Slice 8 cups worth of chopped up peaches in a pot on the stove.
- Use a potato masher to break up pieces and stir till the peaches come to a boil
- Stir in the pectin, once it is all mixed in add the honey and continue stirring till dissolved.
- Add the lemon juice and cinnamon and place in hot,sterilized jars.
- Makes 9 jars
Canning also makes a great gift for friends, family and teachers! Bernardin has a Gift Jar Kit that has everything you need to gift your delicious treats!
About the Bernardin Gift Jar Kit:
Dress up and decorate your canning creations to create the perfect personalized gift! Our new Gift Jar Kits provides you with all the necessary tools you’ll need to package your homemade gifts. Included are 8 cloth lid covers, 8 “To/From:” labels, stretch loops, ribbon rolls, and 8 “A Gift For You!” hang tags.