Canning Peach Pie Filling

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Canning Peach Pie Filling

GUIDE 2:22-23                                               
PEACH PIE FILLING                                           

                  Quantities of Ingredients Needed For      
                            1 Quart           7 Quarts      

Sliced fresh peaches    3-1/2 cups          6 quarts        
Granulated sugar        1 cup               7 cups          
Clear Jel               1/4cup + 1 tbsp   2cups + 3 tbsp    
Cold Water              3/4 cup             5-1/4 cups      
Cinnamon (optional)     1/8 tsp             1 tsp           
Almond extract(optional)1/8 tsp             1 tsp           
Bottled lemon juice     1/4 cup             1-3/4 cups      

QUALITY:  Select ripe, but firm fresh peaches.  Red         
Haven, Redskin, Sun High, and other varieties of similar    
quality are suitable.                                       

YIELD:  1 quart or 7 quarts.                                

PROCEDURE:  Peel peaches. To loosen skins, submerge         
peaches in boiling water for approximately 30-60 seconds,   
and then place in cold water for 20 seconds. Slip off       
skins and prepare slices 1/2-inch thick. Place slices in    
water containing 1/2 tsp of ascorbic acid crystals or six   
500-milligram vitamin C tablets in 1 gallon of water to     
prevent browning. For fresh fruit, 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 headspace. Adjust lids and process           

Recommended process time for PEACH PIE FILLING              
in a boiling-water canner                                   

                      Process Time at Altitudes of          

Style   Jar     0-       1,001-   3,001-    Above           
of Pack Size    1,000 ft 3,000 ft 6,000 ft   6000 ft        

Hot     Pints   30 min     35       40        45            
      or Quarts                                             

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