yield 8 pint jars or 16 8-oz jars
Adapted from Ball® Complete Book of Home Preservation
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar (5% acidity)
- 12 cups chopped, pitted peeled peaches **
- 3 cups chopped red onion
- 3 pablano peppers, finely chopped
- 1 cup loosely packed finely chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 large cloves peeled garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tsp cumin
Prepare ingredients as directed in ingredients list above.
In a large, tall stainless steel pot, combine vinegar and peaches. (TIP: To keep peaches from browning, add them to the pan as you chop and measure.) Add onion, peppers, honey, garlic, and cumin. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Add cilantro and reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Ladle hot salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding more hot salsa. Wipe rims clean with a damp, clean cloth. Center lid on jar, then screw band down until resistance is met then increase to fingertip-tight.
Lower jars into boiling water canner, making sure that jars are covered by 1-2 inches of water. Add more boiling water as necessary, and cover with lid. Once water has returning to a rolling boil, start timing and process 15 minutes for elevations up to 1,000 feet above sea level (increase 5 minutes for every additional 1,000 feet of elevation).
Once time is up, shut off heat, let sit in canner for 5 minutes, and transfer jars to a double thickness of towel placed 1-inch apart. Do not tip jars or wipe dry - water will evaporate.
Let sit undisturbed for 12-24 hours, away from drafts. Then check seals - the tops of the jars should dip in the middle, and not bounce back when you press down with your fingers. If jars are well-sealed, wipe them clean, label, and store in a cool, dark place. Consume with in 1 year. Jars that did not seal should be refrigerated and contents consumed. Eat within a week or so.
Sadly, for my son....all "ping-ed" so no peach salsa for him tonight!
Also, sadly, for me...this is what happened to my favorite kitchen knife while cutting the onions...
And tonight's garden haul....