Wash and drain peaches. Cut into halves, pit and peel. Treat to prevent darkening. Cook a few peaches at a time in water until heated through. Drain. Pack hot into hot jars, leaving ½ inch head space. Heat apple juice and pour over peaches, leaving ½ inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps.
Process pints 20 minutes, quarts 25 minutes in boiling water bath. Yield for original recipe 12 pounds peaches, about 5 quarts. 52 calories per ½ cup serving.
MY NOTE: The original recipe called for 2½ cups apple juice - should be about 2½ quarts (because 3 pounds of peaches required about 2½ cups of juice). I cut the peaches in slices and made 7 half-pint jars. Heated slices of about 4 peaches at a time for 1 minute in the microwave, and heated the apple juice about ¾ cup at a time in the microwave in a 2 cup measure.
Elizabeth Rodier Aug 1993
Your PEACHES IN APPLE JUICE is ready. Buon appetito!
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