|Elberta peaches are great for several reasons. One of the most important |
is they are a freestone fruit, which means they have an easily removed pit.
|A quick five second boiling hot water blanch which helps remove |
the peach skins.It is important to keep this step quick so you
don't cook the fruit.
|After the hot water blanch, place the peaches in an ice water bath. |
As you can see in the picture, the skins are basically removing themselves.
|Remove the pits, cut into pieces, and then mash.|
|Next, add sugar, lemon juice, fruit pectin, and stir. Set timer for |
specified time according to directions on pectin packet, ladle jam in jars,
and then freeze. It's that easy.