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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

Prepare Your Fruit

  1. COMBINE sugar, water and honey in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. REDUCE heat to low, add peaches one layer at a time and warm until heated through, about 3 minutes per layer. In the meantime, pre-heat your jars.

TIPS:

  • To treat peaches to prevent browning, combine 2 tsp Ball® brand Fruit-Fresh with 3 tbsp of water. Toss 4 cups of cut peaches in mixture. Make more Fruit-Fresh mixture as needed to coat all cut peaches. Or, submerge cut peaches in a mixture of 1/4 cup lemon juice and 4 cups water.
  • To peel peaches, make an “X” on the bottom of peaches using a knife. Plunge in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds, or until skins start to crack. Dip into cold water and slip off skins.

Pre-Heat Your Empty Jars

  1. REMOVE Inner Pot from Appliance. Remove Rack; set aside. Fill Inner Pot with warm tap water to fill line. Return Inner Pot to Appliance. Place Rack back into Inner Pot. Place empty jars onto Rack in Inner Pot. Set preserving lids and bands aside in your work space. Close and lock Appliance Lid.
  2. PRESS Pre-Heat button, then press Start. The red Pre-Heating light will illuminate, and the Appliance will begin pre-heating your jars. In the meantime, you can start preparing your fruit. Jars will be pre-heated when the green Ready light is flashing. Keep jars in Appliance, with Lid closed and locked, until ready to fill with fruit.

Preserve Your Sauce

  1. UNLOCK and open Appliance Lid.
  2. REMOVE one hot jar. Close lid, but do not lock, to keep remaining jars hot. Using a slotted spoon, pack hot peaches (cavity side down) into hot jar, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Add 1 cinnamon stick, 1/4 tsp allspice, and 1/8 tsp cloves to jar. Ladle hot syrup over peaches, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot syrup. Wipe rim of the jar. Center new lid on jar. Twist on band until fingertip tight. Return filled jar onto Rack in Inner Pot.
  3. REPEAT step 2 until all jars are filled with fruit and returned to Inner Pot. Close and lock Lid.
  4. PRESS Fruits then press Recipe 5. Press Start to begin preserving.
  5. THE APPLIANCE will start sensing your recipe, indicated by the orange Sensing light. Then, the preserving phase will begin, indicated by the orange Preserving light. When your appliance beeps and the green Ready light is flashing, your fruit has been successfully preserved! Press Stop. Unlock and open Lid.
  6. REMOVE jars from Inner Pot using jar lifter and place upright on a towel. Allow to cool, undisturbed, for 12 to 24 hours. Refer to the After Canning section on page 21 to learn how to check lids for seals and store your jars.