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Honey Bourbon Canned Peaches

Canned Peaches with Honey Simple Syrup and Bourbon.
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Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Condiment, Snack
Cuisine American, Canning
Servings 8 pint jars or 4 quart jars


  • 8-12 lbs peaches

Honey Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 6 cups water
  • 12 tablespoons bourbon, optional


Honey Simple Syrup

  • Bring the sugar, honey and water to a boil then simmer until the sugar and honey is dissolved. Keep warm until ready to pour over the peaches.

Canning Peaches

  • Prepare canner, jars, and lids.
  • To peel the peaches, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Score (barely slice in an x) the bottom of each peach. Place peaches in boiling water and remove once the skin from the x starts to peel back (about 1 minutes or less).
  • Place hot peaches in a couple large bowls of ice water to stop them from cooking. Once cool, peel the skin off the peaches.
  • Slice peaches in half then place, cavity side down and overlapping layers, in sterilized hot jars (leaving a half inch of room at the top of each jar).
  • Pour hot honey simple syrup over the peaches then top each jar with 1 tablespoon of bourbon.
  • Wipe rim of jars then place sterilized jar lids on top of each jar and process according to your jar manufacturer's instructions. Pint jars should be processed for 25 minutes and quart jars for 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy on a cold winter day!


Bourbon is optional and you may use all honey instead of sugar.
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