Canning Sliced Peaches

By Holly Giles | Recipes

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Canning Sliced Peaches

Canning sliced peaches have been the perfect taste of summer for me since my days at the barn in Alabama with my grandparents. Those juicy bites of perfection dripping down my face were a delight. Watching my grandmother “put up” peaches weren’t as much fun as swinging on the grapevines out back, so I didn’t get a start-to-finish lesson until adulthood.

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Peaches these days have seemed quite dull compared to childhood. Many things are, I suppose. Most peaches have been tasteless and mealy at best from chain grocery stores. I wanted my boys to love the peach experience as much as I did but failed to convince them. They would rather eat them from a can.

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