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Recipe for Canning Peaches

Preserve the sweet flavor of delicious peaches all year long with this traditional family recipe of canning peaches.
Servings: 6 Jars
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Jane and Sonja


  • 4 liters of water
  • 4 cups sugar can also use Stevia
  • 2 baskets of peaches freestone peaches, Red haven
  • 2 whole lemons freshly squeezed (or 1/2 cup lemon juice, separated)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


Preparing the Peaches

  • Clean peaches.
  • Place peaches in a large bowl of hot water, let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Peel off skin.
  • Cut into slices, quarters, or halves.
  • Place in another bowl of cold water with freshly squeezed whole lemon (or ¼ cup of lemon juice) to soak and not brown

Making the Syrup

  • Place 4 litres of water in a large cooking pot with 4 cups of sugar. Add lemon juice (another whole lemon squeezed) and cinnamon stick.
  • When syrup water begins to boil, add the strained peaches.
  • As syrup water begins to bubble, leave it to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • For more firmer peaches, cook no more than 2 minutes. The longer you cook, the softer the peaches will get.

Filling the Jars

  • Fill the sterilized jars to the rim with peaches.
  • Leave the whole peaches in the pot until jars are filled. They can be put into a jar as well or eat fresh.
  • Pour the syrup into jars to cover peaches. Distribute the syrup evenly across all jars.
  • In case syrup runs out, make more syrup by bringing water and sugar to boil for 3-4 minutes, then topping up the jars with this sugar water.
  • Seal jars and place in the oven again to sterilize.

How to Store Canned Peaches?

  • Wipe the outside of the jar with damp clean cloth after the jar cools to prevent mold from forming on the outside of the jars.
  • Store in a cool, dry place. Keep sealed jars in the pantry all year long. Must be sealed properly.


Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 134g | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg