Recipes for preserving peaches or how to enjoy your favorite fruit all year round

Did you know that peaches contain a lot of niacin, or vitamins with calming effects?

So isn’t it a shame to consume them only in the summer?

Get inspired by our best recipes for canning peaches and indulge in them at any time!

Pickling for canning

This pickle is necessary for practically every canning method – so prepare a sufficient amount and enjoy it.


  • 2 liters of water
  • 750 g granulated sugar


  • Pour water into a large saucepan and add granulated sugar.
  • Cook until the sugar is completely dissolved – and you’re done!

Pickling peaches with skin

For this recipe you will only need the pickle from the previous recipe and unpeeled peaches.


  • peaches
  • infusion


  • Remove all impurities from the peaches and, if desired, the skin as well.
  • Cut them into wedges and fill the glasses to the brim.
  • Cover with pickle and close tightly.
  • Put the glasses in a large pot and let it boil for about 20 minutes.
  • Then remove the jars, let them cool and store in a dark and dry place.
Pickled peaches in jars with lids.

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Canning peaches in the oven

You can also preserve peaches very simply in the oven, which almost every one of us has in our kitchen. So let’s do it!


  • peaches
  • infusion


  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  • In a larger pot on the stove, we will prepare the pickle, which we will cook for a long enough time.
  • We clean the peaches and put them in glasses, which we fill completely to the brim.
  • Close the jars thoroughly with rubber lids.
  • Arrange the prepared glasses on a tray, at the same time pour a little water over them.
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Then remove from the oven, place the lid down and let it cool completely.
Jars of pickled peaches with fresh peaches placed next to them.

Canning peaches without sugar

Peaches can be preserved without sugar. Just use honey instead and you will have an absolute delicacy. Try this delicious recipe!


  • peaches
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 teaspoon per glass)
  • copper
  • water


  • Peaches for this type of canning must be soft to the touch – just right.
  • We prepare jars that we sterilize in advance.
  • Peel your peaches and cut them in half.
  • Pour into glasses until they are filled to the brim.
  • When all the glasses are full, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to each to preserve the color of the peaches.
  • Mix ½ cup of honey with 8 cups of water and stir until the honey dissolves.
  • Pour this solution into each glass up to the rim.
  • Close the lid carefully and place in a large pot, where you will cook them for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the jars, place the lids down and leave to cool.
Pickled peaches in jars with lids.

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Canning peaches in a microwave oven

Save your favorite peaches for later. This time, a regular microwave oven will be enough!


  • peaches
  • infusion


  • Clean the peaches perfectly, remove the skin and cut them into halves or wedges – according to your preferences.
  • Prepare canning jars that you sterilize in advance.
  • Fill the peaches into the glasses and pour the sugar solution up to the rim.
  • Set the microwave oven to 700 watts.
  • Put the glasses in the microwave and turn it on. One glass takes 6 minutes, so set the length according to their number.
  • When done, remove the jars, place them upside down on a tea towel and let them cool.
  • Store in a dry and dark place.

What are the other options for preserving peaches?

There are also plenty of other ways to preserve peaches throughout the year. Try them all!

Freezing pieces

One of the most common ways to preserve peaches is to freeze them.


  • Remove all impurities from the peaches and cut them into slices.
  • Choose the way you will freeze – peaches packed in water, sprinkled with sugar or packed in syrup.
  • Fill the peaches into the bag, but always only half of it at the most, and put it in the freezer.
Peach slices placed on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Peach marmalade

Making marmalade is very easy. All you need is some large peaches and sugar.


  • Peel and pit the peaches.
  • Chop them into pieces and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • If you want the marmalade to be completely lump-free, cook them longer until they are completely cooked.
  • Add sugar to taste and cook for a while longer.
  • Pour the cooked marmalade without preservatives into pre-prepared jars and close carefully.
  • Then boil these glasses for another 10 minutes.
  • After this time, remove from the water bath and let cool.
  • Store in a dark and dry place.
Peach jam in a jar with fresh peaches placed next to it.

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Peach butter

This recipe is a great and simple alternative to marmalade. You just have to try it!


  • peaches
  • sugar


  • Cut the peaches into slices and cook until soft – about 10 minutes.
  • Place in a food processor and puree them completely.
  • Add sugar and mix for a while.
  • Cook the resulting mixture for a couple of hours on low heat until it has a buttery consistency.
Peach butter in a glass with a plate with a slice of toast with peach butter and fresh peaches placed next to it.

Peach syrup

Peach syrup is a great choice for preserving peaches – especially children love this juice, which is completely natural, without chemicals. You can also use it for pancakes.


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 peaches
  • ½ teaspoon of citric acid


  • Bring the water and sugar to a boil.
  • Add the chopped peaches and mix well.
  • If you want the syrup to retain its color, add citric acid – but it is not a requirement.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, reduce the heat.
  • Cover the pot and cook for about half an hour, then set aside.
  • When the syrup has cooled, return the syrup to the stove and bring to a boil again.
  • After boiling, pour off the syrup and do not fill the pre-prepared glass bottles with it.
  • Put them back in the pot and let them cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Leave to cool and you can serve.
Peach syrup in a glass jug.

Dried peaches

To dry peaches, you will need a quality dryer – you can use this for a lot of fruit, it is really worth investing in it.


  • Remove all dirt and pits from the prepared peaches.
  • Place them in the dryer and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Store dried peaches in bags.
Dried peach slices.

Peach salsa

A great choice as a side sauce for a salad or main dish.


  • Blanch the cleaned and pitted peaches.
  • In a large pot, mix them with tomatoes, onions, peppers, jalapeños, cilantro, honey, vinegar, garlic, cumin and pepper.
  • Cook for about half an hour, stirring constantly so that this mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • If necessary, add additional spices to taste.
  • When done, ladle the salsa into hot glasses – leaving a little space at the top.
  • Put the glasses in the hot bath for a while and boil.
A bowl of peach salsa and other ingredients, and a hand holding a cracker to scoop up the salsa.

And how to peel peaches?

At the end of the article, we will advise you on the easiest way to peel peaches. Forget the knife or peeler, simply blanch the peaches.


  • a large pot of boiling water
  • a spoon or ladle to remove the peaches from the water
  • bowl
  • ice water to stop blanching
  • lemon water to preserve peeled peaches
  • peaches of course


  • Place 6-8 peaches in the water.
  • Cook for about a minute.
  • After this time, remove the peaches from the pot and place them in cold water.
  • Now you can simply peel off the peach.
  • When they cool, move them to the lemon water – this will prevent them from browning.

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