Peach Pie Filling

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Peach Pie Filling

Peach Pie Filling


  • Quality: Select ripe, but firm fresh peaches. Red Haven, Redskin, Sun High, and other varieties of similar quality are suitable.

    Yield: 1 quart or 7 quarts.

    Procedure: (See Table 1 for suggested quantities.) Peel peaches. To loosen skins, submerge peaches in boiling water for approximately 30-60 seconds, and then place in cold water for 20 seconds. Slip off skins and prepare slices 1/2-inch thick. Place slices in water containing 1/2 tsp. of ascorbic acid crystals or six 500-milligram vitamin C tablets in 1 gallon of water to prevent browning. For fresh fruit, place 6 cups at a time in 1 gallon boiling water. Boil each batch 1 minute after the water returns to a boil. Drain but keep heated fruit in a covered bowl or pot. Combine water, sugar, Clear Jel(tm), and, if desired, cinnamon and/or almond extract in a large kettle. Stir and cook over medium high heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice and boil sauce 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Fold in drained peach slices and continue to heat mixture for 3 minutes. Fill jars without delay, leaving 1 inch head-space. Adjust lids and process immediately.

    Table 1. Peach Pie Filling
    Quantities of Ingredients Needed For
    1 Quart 7 Quarts
    Sliced fresh peaches 3-1/2 cups 6 quarts
    Granulated sugar 1 cup 7 cups
    Clear Jel(tm) 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp 2 cups + 3 tbsp
    Cold water 3/4 cup 5-1/4 cups
    Cinnamon (optional) 1/8 tsp 1 tsp
    Almond extract (optional) 1/8 tsp 1 tsp
    Bottled lemon juice 1/4 cup 1-3/4 cups

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