Movin' to the country I'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
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You don't have to move to the country in order to eat a lot of peaches. And they don't have to come from a can in a factory downtown either. If you preserve them correctly you can eat peaches everyday.
Alright, enough with The Presidents of the United States and onto canning peaches.
Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit. If you made sure to get cling free, or freestone peaches this task is simple.
Soak the peaches in a lemon juice/water bath to prevent browning.
Make a light syrup (5 1/2 cups of water and 1 1/4 cups sugar) and keep the syrup hot, but not boiling.
Pack peaches cavity side down into hot jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Ladle hot syrup over peaches leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove the air bubbles. Wipe the rim of your jar clean. Adjust the two-piece caps and place in your boiling water canner.