Just Peachy

    Posted by  ·  September 12, 2008

    How about a little gift of summer from your kitchen that will brighten a winter day

    A friend gave us some delicious peaches perfect for Peach Salsa. I love seeing all of those canning jars filled waiting to be given to friends.

    First peel your peaches by placing them in boiling water for about 45 seconds. (I do all the peaches at once)

    Then plunge the peaches in an ice bath (more ice is better but I was running low)

    The skins will now come off easily

    Once skins are removed replace peaches back into ice bath while they are waiting to be chopped to keep them from turning dark

    Remove the seeds and chop your peaches

    Homemade Peach Salsa Recipe

    6 cups peeled, pitted and chopped peaches (about 12 peaches)
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
    4 jalapeno peppers finely chopped (remove seeds and ribs)
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1/4 cup white vinegar
    1 teaspoon grated lime zest
    1/4 cup white sugar
    1 small box fruit pectin crystals (49gram)
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    6 – pint canning jars

    Wash jars and lids in soapy water. Rinse well. Dry bands and set aside.  Place jars and lids in water and allow to simmer (not boil) until ready to use.

    In large saucepan, combine peaches, onion, pepper, cilantro, garlic, cumin, vinegar, and lime zest.  Mix pectin with 1/4 sugar and add to your peach mixture. Bring to a boil and then add remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar. Boil for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

    Pour into prepared pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch air space. Wipe rim and threads of jar with a clean damp cloth. Place lid and rings on jars, just until resistance is met. Place jars in large pot and cover them with water 1-2″ over jars.  Boil for 15 minutes. Carefully remove jars and allow to cool completely. After jars have completely cooled check for proper seal. Press on center of lid. It should be firm, pulled down and not flex. Tighten rings.

    Makes 6 pints

    Pour Peach Salsa over a brick of cream cheese and serve with crackers! YUM!!

    Check out these cool hang tags to label your jars or these canning labels for lids. HP also has some nice labels—-one with a peach that is customizable!

    Leave a Comment

    Comments

    1. Minnie
      Saturday, September 12th, 2009
      Where is the garlic? On directions but not on recipe ingred.
    2. Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
      I made this yesterday, my first canning experience! Thank you for a wonderful recipe. This won't last long. I was going to save some for Christmas...Ha, not gonna happen, too yummy!
    3. Tisha
      Friday, November 14th, 2008
      I found this recipe somewhere else but I absolutely love it. We just bought a house with a peach tree last year and have had bumper crops for two years now and had no idea what to do with them all. With the last of them we made two batches of this salsa and everyone is wishing that we found the recipe sooner and had made much more. We will be sure to use it next year.
    4. Amy
      Friday, October 24th, 2008
      I just canned some of this and the recipe is amazing. So delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe and the cute ideas on this site.
    5. Sunday, September 21st, 2008
      Thank you so much! Your post inspired me to do my first canning ever! It was really easy and such a big success. It's been only 3 days since I made a double batch and half my jars have been eaten. Thanks again!
    6. Sunday, September 14th, 2008
      MMM, peach salsa, delicious. Your blog is so cute with so many great ideas! I printed out the Shirmp Boil! Great job from one Cindy Lou to another :)
    7. Sunday, September 14th, 2008
      I am going to try your cooking method to make homemade peaches for my little one...baby food. I was just wondering how I'd cook them.
    8. Friday, September 12th, 2008
      Yum! I love sweet and spicy together. Thanks for sharing
    9. Friday, September 12th, 2008
      this looks so yummy! i'm going to try it for sure. thank u!