I canned 7 jars of peaches using the water bath method. Only one jar does not have floating peaches. They are all sealed, I had them in the boiling bath for 30 minutes. I used the light syrup recipe. Will they be OK to eat in the winter? I packed the peaches tightly and thought I took the air out and filled the jars to within 1/2 inch. Should I reboil them?
By Deb W
If lids all sealed they should be fine. The jar that the fruit was not floating was probably packed tighter, and less juice. The juice will make the fruit float. My Kerr book said to pack then add syrup, or boil peaches in syrup for 3 minutes then pack and add syrup. The cooking probably will shrink the peaches so more will go in the jar thus less syrup. If you are going to can be safe and get a canning book. The Ball books are probably cost the least with the most information.