Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Yesterday, while grocery shopping, it was all I could do to keep from squeeing my little self silly in the middle of the grocery store (oh wait....I did squee myself silly; public scrutiny has no hold over me) over the itty bittiest peaches I've ever seen. I carefully plucked up as many as I thought I could reasonably fit into a quart sized jar and brought them home to turn into home canned peaches. I considered halving them before canning them, but couldn't resist the totally adorable fact that they are small enough to be comfortably canned whole.
I was actually a little bit disappointed because once I had canned them I realized that they simply looked like boring old apricots instead of super, duper, teeny, tiny adorable peaches. Oh well, I know they are peaches and that makes them cute enough for me.
I only made one quart sized jar of peaches because I know that's all I'll be able to eat on my own. Matthew has no interest in canned peaches and I wasn't about to actually seal these properly in a water bath. If I do that, I'll never end up eating them. This way I absolutely must eat them up within the next couple of weeks! That's a good thing for an obsessive little food saver like me =)
Recipe for Tiny Canned Peaches:
Some really teeny, tiny peaches
pot of boiling water
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 mason jar
blanch peaches in boiling water for 30-60 seconds. Remove to cold water bath and when cool enough to handle, peel peaches. Clean out blanching pot and add the 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar together, bring to a boil and add the peeled peaches. Cook till peaches are heated through. Remove peaches to clean mason jar and pour over syrup. Seal jar if desired. I left mine unsealed!