Peaches prepped and ready to be sliced:
I have 14 half pint jars of sliced peaches:
Still to do:
These last peaches are becoming dangerously soft, so I will can them in quarts and only halve them instead of slices.
What I learned:
1. Have your canning equipment out and your prep area carefully arranged.
2. Slicing the peaches in half, removing the pit, and using a melon baller to clean the pit area is best done before popping them in hot water/cold water to peel.
3. Use Fresh Fruit to keep the fruit from browning. There are many home recipes online for keeping fruit from browning. Personally, I think the extra time is not worth it. Just buy Fresh Fruit.
4. Before slicing, sprinkling with Fresh Fruit, and putting in hot syrup - use the rest room. You do not want to be in the middle of jarring the peaches and have the "sudden urge."
A entire case of pears to can. Yahoo!