Canned Peach Salsa Recipe

Yield: ~2 pints (8 cups)

Canned Peach Salsa was an instant favourite in our family!  After having bought and enjoyed Peach and Pineapple Salsa from the store, I searched online for a recipe and decided on the one below that suited our tastes after mix-mashing a few different recipes together.  You can also alter the recipe to suit your own tastes.  I myself would love cilantro in the recipe but unfortunately, my partner hates it.

Peach Salsa Ingredients:

4 cups pitted, peeled and chopped peaches
1/2 cup chopped purple onion
1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
2 jalapeno peppers, minced and seeded (if less spice desired)
3 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 lime juice and zest
2 cups white sugar (*or a lot less if peaches are sweet)
* we made 7.5 times this recipe and only put in 4 (of the 15) cups of sugar for the whole 7.5 batches which was plenty!

Tip:  You can always add more to your batch but not take away.  Add less, taste and decide if your batch requires more of the ingredients and add more if required.

Blanching Peaches:

Ensure the peaches are ripe for the best flavour and natural sweetness.  Skins on peaches that have not fully ripened will not easily come off when blanched.

Peach Blanching

  1. Have a cold water bath ready to cool the peaches (such as your sink).
  2. Bring water in a large pot to a rolling boil.
  3. Completely submerge peaches in the boiling water and cover with lid.
  4. Once water returns to a full boil, set the timer for two minutes.
  5. Remove peaches from boiling water and place them in the cold water bath.
  6. Let peaches cool for a few minutes, they will be hot!
  7. Peel off the loosened skins with your fingers or a knife.
  8. Good time to also pit the peaches.

Tip:  Use a basket to easily get the peaches in and out of the boiling water.

Peach Salsa Directions:

  1. Prepare and measure all of the ingredients into a large pot on the stove.
  2. Bring pot to a rolling boil, stirring constantly, for one minute at a rolling boil.
  3. Remove from heat and continue stirring for five minutes.
  4. Let cool for a few minutes more before transferring to canning jars.
Peach Salsa

Canning Directions:

  1. In a small pot, sterilize canning lids in simmering water for 5 minutes.
  2. Use a funnel and soup ladle to transfer salsa to sterilized canning jars (we run ours through the dishwasher) leaving a 1/4″ head space.
  3. Carefully put the lids on the canning jars and loosely tighten the rings.
  4. Place the filled jars into the hot water bath canner and bring to a boil.
  5. Process in full boiling water for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the hot water bath and let cool on a cooling rack or towel.
  7. Listen for the “pings” of the jars sealing but don’t touch them until they cool!

Tightening the rings on the jars is risky business!  You want to tighten them enough that they won’t explode off the jar during processing but not too tight.  The ring should be screwed on just enough that you aren’t actually “tightening” it.  (clear as mud, right?)

Canned Peach Salsa Uses:

Do you have other uses for Canned Peach Salsa?  Or a variation of or completely different recipe you’d like to share?

5 thoughts on “Canned Peach Salsa Recipe

  1. This sounds so delicious! I would also love the addition of cilantro (which i didn’t enjoy until a few years ago but i’ve aquired a taste for it…I always thought it tasted like soap)

    • Thank you Katie, this gives me a glimmer of hope that some day my partner might like it! She tastes it in food that I don’t even taste it in. I woke up one morning to look in the fridge and there was a leftovers container from her having gone out for dinner the night before. It had what looked like a “no pot” sign drawn on it. Turns out the restaurant owner we knew had drawn a “no cilantro” sign on it for her!

      I really want to start working with more fresh herbs than just parsley.

  2. Hey Jake, great website and great recipe!!!! Thanks big time for sharing the Salsa with us and making the recipe available! Your nieghbor who loves you guys!

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