PawPaw went to the peach orchard and picked plenty pecks of pretty peaches (say that 5x fast)!
It went something like this:
Me: It's been a really long time since you made peach preserves.
Granny: Naw, I haven't.
Me: They have peach preserves at Loveless.
Granny: Oh yeah.
Me: You should make some this year.
Granny: I guess I can.
Yep, she was pretty excited about making peach preserves.
Fast forward to the next day I arrived at Granny's just as the clock was striking 12 (since that's what time she told me to arrive) to get started making the peach preserves.
There only seemed to be one little problem:
Granny wasn't home. Nor did she arrive for another hour.
But nevertheless, we began making the preserves promptly.
It turns out making peach preserves is very similar to making strawberry preserves. Since Granny doesn't make the peach preserves as often as the strawberry she had to look at the recipe.
|Just like last time the recipe comes inside the box of Sure Jell.|
The recipe is pretty easy. The most work comes in prepping the peaches by washing, peeling, pitting, slicing, and mashing. Granny and I used 9 peaches, which turned out to be too many. 6 or 7 should be enough.
|Step 1: Wash|
|Step 2: Peel, slice & remove the seed|
|Step 3: Mash (a certain Girl may opt for a blender or food processor here)|
|Small bits of fruit should be present once the peaches are mashed.|
Next add the sugar and boil.
Lastly, put the peachy, sugary concoction in the jars.