Even though the garden didn’t do well this year; let’s be honest the garden didn’t do anything this year. I was fortunate enough to be given some great cucumbers to eat fresh and pickle. I also got a case of fresh peaches, one of pears and we picked two cases of apples. The canning jars will not all be empty this year after all.
I put up 20 pints of Cardamom Pears. They turned out so delicious! I have the peals fermenting to Pear Cider Vinegar using the same method as the Apple Cider Vinegar I did last fall.
I received a jar of canned peaches in payment for a couple scones at the bakery once. They were good, nice cinnamon and spice flavor but the color was, well, grey-ish. I appreciate the no food coloring but I wish I could have shared with her my recipe. They turn out a beautiful sunset color without any coloring and they still have the nice spice flavor. See the recipe below.
I wish I would have gotten a few more cases of peaches because what I had, I had to divide between three canning recipes and an Amaretto Peach Pie.
I was able to make 6 pints of Peach Mangos. This was a recipe from an old cookbook that belonged to my Grandma. It called for peaches, pineapple and white cherries.
Pickled Peaches, I was able to get 9 pints of. The little boy and I had a couple for breakfast today; we both approve.
Of course I had to do some Good Ol’ Canned Peaches. Only 4 pints of those.
The pie was my own invention and boy did that turn out great too!