I have 25 lbs of peaches - and no clue what to do!
I have been given 25 lbs of peaches I need to do something with today or tomorrow (before I go back to work on Thursday). I don't know whether to can them, freeze them, jam them, syrup or not them, etc. I can find all kinds of recipes, but none of them are really helping me know what to do.
Here's my situation - I have a water bath canner and can do some that way. I have a freezer to put them in and can do some that way.
I do want to do some jam - either now or later. If later, do I freeze them now or can them now?
What is the best pie filling recipe (I don't want to form in pans now - just make the filling)?
If I can/freeze plain peaches, can they all be turned in to jam/pies later? Will freezing or canning work best for one or the other?
I think I'm leaning toward canning some in very light syrup, freezing some plain, and making some jam now. Will the light syrup ones be OK for jam later?
All thoughts/suggestions welcome! Thanks!