Friday, August 13, 2010

Peach Jam

I have made many different jams and jellies over the past 25 years but I believe that peach has got to be my favorite! If you have never made homemade jam before you need to give it a try. The taste of homemade jam is so much better than the store bought. Don’t be intimidated with the canning process it is easier than you might think. Just buy yourself a book on canning and give it a try!

Peach Jam
2 quarts crushed peeled, pitted peaches
½ cup water
6 cups sugar

Combine peaches and water in a large saucepot. Cook gently 10 minutes. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Bring slowly to a boil. Cook rapidly to gelling point, about 15 minutes. As mixture thickens, stir to prevent sticking. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Ladle jam into hot jars, leaving ¼ -inch headspace. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: about 4 pints.

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Brandy said...

I want some sooooo bad. Save me a jar. :)

Lose Weight Fast said...

You are right there isn't anything better than homemade jam. And it is really easier than people think.