Have you ever seen that fruit and vegetable stand, Harward Farms on University Parkway? Well every year my family loves to get apples, peaches and corn on the cobb when they are in season.
So, if you can't tell, this is a LOT of peaches. My fam bought me this box and took a few for the road when they left, but Jer and I are only 2 people and knew we couldn't eat all of these before they went bad. So I decided to have some summer peach fun on a budget.
Project numero uno:
I found the EASIEST bottling instructions here. Seriously, no blanching, no syrup making. Try it.
Project numero dos:
I only had one pie crust in freezer so I combined two recipes. I added the streusel topping and it was really yummy because it had almonds in it.
The pie ended up being really soupy but tasted yummy in a bowl with ice cream.
I bottled the leftover pie filling.
Project numero tres:
Here is the recipe. My mom swears by MCP pectin and their freezer jam recipes. I grew up on homemade strawberry freezer jam made only with the best: MCP! It is setting now so that is a good sign. The single recipe actually made 6 jars. I'm so excited to try it!
And guess what?
I still have 25 peaches! Oh dear. I'm out of bottles, out of jars and ALMOST out of ideas. I think I'll freeze some for smoothies next.
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