Friday, September 24, 2010

Preserve It . . . Canning Corner - Peach Pit Jelly!

Peach Season is in full swing!
Bottled peaches, peach jam, and . . .
Peach Pit Jelly!
If you've never had it, IT'S AMAZING and it's made
using the skins and pits of the peaches.
The color is BEAUTIFUL . . . seriously,
I think that's my favorite part!
Don't you just love it when you skin the last peach
and add it to your jar?
DONE AT LAST is what you're probably thinking . . . at least that's what I'm thinking!
Just when you were ready to take off that apron
and throw those old peach skins and pits away
so that you can go soak in a much needed bubble bath . . .
STOP!
YOU'RE NOT DONE!
You see that huge garbage pile of skins and pits staring you in the face?
Don't start crying . . . this sweet little delicacy is worth
just a little more of your time in the kitchen!
Peach pit jelly is DELISH!
Here's the Recipe:
Keep all of your skins and pits.
You can even use the bruised or over-ripe peaches for this part!
Put them into a pot and cover them with water.
Bring this to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer 
for about 20 minutes.
Pour the juice through a colander into a large bowl.
Discard the pits and skins at this point.
Pour the peach juice through a colander lined with cheese cloth.
Each batch will take:
5 cups of Peach Juice
1 package of Sure Jell Pectin
and
7 cups of Sugar
Bring the sugar and pectin to a boil.
Add sugar slowly and return to a boil for 1 minute.
Remove the jelly from the heat and remove the foam.
Pour jelly into clean jars.
Wipe the rim of the jar before adding new hot lids.
Tighten the canning ring to finger tight.
Process in a water-bath canner for 15 minutes.
Listen for the lids to pop and you're done!
Here's the PDF:
Sooooo Good!
You'll be glad you did it!

3 comments:

Sp4rk1e said...

looks delish.
something my daughter enjoys making so i'll hand her the pdf! :)

Steve, Nancy, Andrew, Hannah, and Thomas said...

I know this is an old post but just found your blog through a google search for peach pit jelly and tried this recipe last night with my leftover pits and peels from canning peach jam. Turned out delicious!! Thank you for this recipe, I will be doing this again next time!!

Michal Woodruff said...

Hello to you. I found you via Pinterest and have linked to you in my blog post. I hope you're still around. Take care.