Originally Posted by JMediger
I typically only can tomatoes, apple sauce and strawberry jam. I'm looking at doing peaches in light syrup this weekend ... would you consider these high acid Dawg? I was actually surprised to find I could water-bath can peaches anymore. Thoughts?
Ball Blue Book has recipes for canning peaches in a waterbath. I looked in Chesman's book, she has recipes for peach jam, but not for sliced peaches in the steam canner, though the focus of her book is pickles, jams, and jellies. An internet search revealed that yes, many people do can peaches in light syrup in the steam canner, I haven't yet. Steam canners do get as hot as waterbath canners, you have to follow the directions and make sure there's a steady stream of steam for 5 minutes, and that the jars seal (jar lid bump pops down while cooling).
If I find some good peaches, I might have to give it a try! I've mainly done green beans, green cherry tomatoes, jams, and apple butter in the steamer.