Learning how to can peaches at home is a delicious and easy way to preserve peaches for later. Canning peaches is a water bath canning process, and this recipe for canned peaches can be made with honey or sugar!
Wash and blanch peaches in boiling water. Dunk in cold water and peel right away.
Prep jars for canning and keep warm until ready to can.
Prepare light syrup as follows:
With Sugar: Mix 2 cups sugar with 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Keep warm until peaches are ready.
With Honey: Mix 1 1/2 cups honey with 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Keep warm until peaches are ready.
If you need more syrup, increase by using the same ratios as listed above.
Halve peaches and remove pits. Pack peach halves (or slices or chunks) into the hot jars and cover with left over peach juice.
Once juice is gone, fill jars with light syrup leaving 1/2" headspace. Process in a boiling water bath: 20 minutes for pints, and 25 minutes for quarts.
Remove jars fro water bath and place on folded towel on the counter. Allow to cool completely before moving.
** If the jars are sticky, rinse and dry before storing.