Canned peaches have some benefits over fresh peaches. They are 4x higher in Vitamin C, 10x higher in Folate, 1.5x higher in Antioxidants and comparable in Vitamin E. They are very convenient to use. I have never been very good at pitting peaches so using canned saves me a lot of time. Most canned peaches in Canada are California cling peaches. If the can says "Product of USA" then you can be sure they are California cling peaches.
|Picture courtesy of California Cling Peach Board|
Adapted from Sweet Paul
one 796 ml can of California cling peach slices packed in water, no sugar added, drained
2 tbsp water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean
In a pot add the drained peaches, water and sugar. Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, scrape out vanilla bean seeds and add to the pot. Toss in the bean as well.
Bring the pot to a boil. While it's coming to the boil, break up the peaches. Reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 20-30 minutes, stirring ocassionally. Cool and remove the vanilla bean pod. At this point, you can mash the jam to your desired consistency. Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge.
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