Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Homemade Peach Jelly

Our daughter Cassie bought a 1/2 bushel of peaches last week and she and Gerry made 6 jars of peach jelly.  They had peaches left over but ran out of time so Gerry decided (with my help) to make another batch of peach jelly today.  I provided a little help by washing the jars, filling the large pot with hot water and then staying out of the way.  I think staying out of the way was my biggest contribution. 

The peaches were very ripe and a few of them had already spoiled but there were enough good ones available to do the job.  Gerry used some new and old jars and estimated how much to prepare for the jars we had.  I had no idea how many jars the batch would fill.  She managed to hit it right on the mark and fill all the remaining jars.

Here is what the finished product looks like.  Of course we will share it with Cassie, but the remainder will travel with us this winter.

The only task left if for me to make label for the peach jars.  I will use address labels for this task and finish up tomorrow.  Then it will be time to test the product on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  That I can handle as well.

The weather up here at the cabin continues to be great with sunny and clear skies.  The nights cool off and it makes for comfortable sleeping weather.

That was our day, how was yours?


  1. A friend and I made Prickly Pear Cactus jelly. We picked the fruit off the Prickly Pear cactus with being very careful not to get a thorn in ourselves. I will swap a jar of Prickly Pear Jelly for a jar of Peach jam.... Good swap?

  2. Yummy. I can only eat a little jelly. Way too many calories for this body.