Saturday, September 13, 2014

Canning Peach Salsa

Peaches are here! So many uses, so little time! One of my favorite ways to use peaches when they are in abundance is in Peach Salsa! 

I made some last year, but the recipe didn't include tomatoes. We had tomatoes to use this year, so with my neighbor (and partner in canning/crime), we came up with a delicious new recipe! It is just the right combination of spicy, savory, and sweet. Chunky and rich in flavor--you will love it!

First peel and chop peaches. Ours were so ripe, I just peeled them with my fingers right out of the crate.  If your peaches aren't so easy, here is a great method from Our Best Bites.
Then, chop tomatoes. I recommend Romas or some other more-meaty, less-juicy variety.
It already looks so pretty, huh?

I used my hand-crank food processor to chop all the peppers, onions, and garlic. I still chopped the cilantro by hand. Add all these ingredients, along with lime zest and juice to the tomato and peach mix.  Then, stir in 1/2 cup of sugar. 

Put your pot on the stove over medium-high heat.  While you are waiting on it to boil, mix 4 tablespoons of fruit pectin and 1/2 cup sugar. Once it boils 3 minutes, mix this into the pot, stirring well. Let it boil 3 more minutes. 

Ladle the hot salsa into sterilized canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch of head-space. Wipe rims, and set sterilized lids on each jar. Screw on rings to finger-tight. Process in a waterbath canner: 10 minutes for pints, 15 minutes for quarts.  

Let them cool on the counter, then store in a cool, dry place.
I love eating salsa I have canned throughout the cold winter months! And peach salsa is such a rare-find.  You will love serving it to family and guests through the holidays!

Peach Salsa (Canned or Fresh*)
Makes 10 pints

14 cups peaches, peeled and chopped
6 cups Roma tomatoes, chopped
2 red bell peppers, chopped
3 cups sweet onion, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, finely chopped/minced
1 cup jalapeno pepper, chopped
3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1.5 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 cup sugar-divided
4 tablespoons powdered fruit pectin

1. In a large stock pot, mix tomatoes, peaches, bell and jalapeno peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro, salt, lime juice and zest.  Stir in 1/2 cup of sugar. (*If you are making fresh salsa, add full cup of sugar and refrigerate until ready to use.)
2. Place pot on stove over medium-high heat.  Stir together remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and fruit pectin.
3. Bring salsa to a full boil.  Boil 3 minutes, then stir in sugar and pectin mixture. Return to a boil for 3 more minutes. 
4. Ladle hot salsa into prepared canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch of head-space. Wipe rims, apply sterilized lids and rings. Process in a water bath canner--10 minutes for pints; 15 minutes for quarts.  Remove and let cool.  Store for 1+ year. 

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  1. I've always wanted to can something and this peach salsa looks so good! Thanks so much for the recipe and for linking up with Show-Licious!
    ~ Ashley

  2. I love that this salsa is's the best way to be. Love having the flavour in chunks rather than just a mush. Awesome recipe.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning.

  3. Just pure awesome! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!!! Pinned!

  4. I just made peach jam. I have to try and grab some more peaches and make some. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things. co host Theresa @DearCreatives

  5. oh i bet peach salsa is so sweet and spicy and delish on everything! Thanks for sharing how to can peach salsa and your recipe!

  6. Your salsa looks delicious, I used to can when I had my own garden or could go to farmers gardens to pick.

  7. I love this recipe for peach salsa. I am only bummed I am seeing it now after my peaches are all gone. I would be honored if you would stop by and share this at Foodie Fridays where I co-host. Hope to see you there.

  8. Thanks for stopping by Weekends Are Fun Party and adding my link above!!!
    Enjoy your day!! And have a great week!!

  9. Never heard of peach salsa...but it looks awesome. Now I'll have to try some!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week! You are very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8pm CST.

    Have a great week!!

  10. Looks so good. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  11. Funny, I just created two recipes with peaches. I wanted to make food with all the abundance of seasonal fruit! I made Curry Pickled Peaches. But I haven't tried canning yet. I love your spicy recipe. Sounds tasty!

  12. This looks great! I love peach salsa. I haven't tried canning yet though. Thanks for sharing at the Let's Get Real Link Up!

  13. Looks really tasty! Thanks for coming by Free and Fun Friday.