Canned peaches with splenda

By Dancehawk

Canning peaches is a great way to enjoy fruit all year. But quite often canned peaches have a lot of sugar added to the syrup. This recipe uses Splenda as a sugar alternative so that you can still enjoy the sweet juicy goodness of peaches even during the winter!

Canned peaches with splenda
  • 3 quarts fresh peaches

  • 2 quarts boiling water

  • 2 quarts ice water

  • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid* (or 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice)

  • Light Syrup:

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups SPLENDA® Granular

  1. Special Equipment Needed: large canning pot with rack for jars, one-quart size canning jars, two part canning lids **

  2. Select firm, fragrant ripe peaches without any blemishes or green spots. Ripe peaches should give slightly to palm pressure when checking for ripeness.

  3. Slice peaches in half and remove pits. Set aside. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot.

  4. Dissolve citric acid in ice water (or mix lemon juice with ice water) Set aside.

  5. Drop peach halves into the pot of boiling water. Leave peaches in the water for approximately 30 seconds or until the skin easily peels away. Remove peaches from boiling water using tongs and submerge in the ice water until cool enough to handle (approximately 30 to 45 seconds). Peel peaches. Place peach halves in sterilized quart-sized canning jars.

  6. Make Light Syrup. Mix 4 cups water and 2 cups SPLENDA® Granular in a medium-sized saucepan. Simmer over medium high heat.

  7. Pour hot syrup over peaches, leaving 1-inch of headroom. Wipe jar rims clean, ensuring that there are no peach or syrup remnants on them. Firmly seal jars with two-part lids after cleaning.

  8. Process in a boiling water bath (212°F) in a canning pot for 30 minutes. Jars must be completely covered and submerged by at least 1-inch of water. Remove with tongs and set aside to cool.

  9. Makes 3 quarts.

  10. *Citric acid prevents discoloration of fruit. Lemon juice can be substituted but is not as effective and sometimes adds a lemon flavor to the peaches. Citric acid is available in grocery stores and farm and home centers as well as many large retailers (seasonally).

  11. **Canning pots and lids are available at a wide variety of retail outlets including grocery stores (seasonally) and farm and home centers.

  12. Canning Fruit with SPLENDA® Granular Serves: Fruit canned with SPLENDA® Granular is best using a light syrup (ratio=4 cups water: 2 cups SPLENDA® Granular). Heavier syrups tend to get too sweet.

  13. Note: This Recipe is only a canning guideline. Please refer to local sources and canning jar manufacturer specifications for details about canning at your altitude and in your region.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrients Per Serving
Serving size
Total Calories 50
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 0 g.
Exchanges Per Serving
1 fruit

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7 replies

L3 2014-09-02 17:52:36 -0500 Report

I have canned with Splenda for several years now. I make my syrup with 5 cups of water to 2 cups of Splenda. They are plenty sweet. I also cook the peaches in boiling water first, then put them in ice water, when cool enough to handle then I cut them in half and peel them, sprinkling citric acid over them in a bowl before loading them in prepared jars and lids. :) Thanks for the new idea! L-3

LoriJ 2008-08-25 08:10:21 -0500 Report

I can't wait to try this - my friend has 2 peach trees in her back yard & we have been wanting more ideas.

Lula Tiencken
Lula Tiencken 2008-08-25 03:28:56 -0500 Report

I will put this recipe in my file folder to use next summer when I put peaches up…have put up 18 quarts this summer.

butterfly_8 2008-08-02 15:45:36 -0500 Report

I have got to learn how to can. I have a humungous fig tree in my backyard I would love to make a jelly or preserve If I can use splenda instead of sugar. I will check this out.

Dawn289 2008-07-10 06:38:48 -0500 Report

I can't wait to try this. I work near Stratford, OK, and the anual Peach Festival is coming up in few weeks. I've been wondering if you can "can" with splenda. Now that I know the ratio, ie…2 cups to 4 cups water, You can bet I will be a "canning fool" this summer. Thanks Dancehawk!!!!!!