Thursday, September 16, 2010


Peach Jam

The last bit of summer preserved in a jar.

Continuing my canning frenzy this summer, I decided to whip up some Peach Jam one morning. Seriously . . . do.not.fear jam/jelly/preserve making. It is not difficult at all! And you really don't need fancy equipment. Really, all you need is the fruit/vegetable you're preserving, canning jars and a fruit pectin, like Sure-Jell

I made this batch of Peach Jam one morning before I left for work. It literally took me 30 minutes from start to finish.
Super easy.

The easy-to-follow recipe/instruction sheet inside the box of Sure-Jell has a lot of jam and jelly recipes.

For the Peach Jam you need 3 pounds of peaches, 1 lemon and 5-1/2 cups sugar.

The instructions tell you to peel, pit and finely chop the peaches for 4 cups total. However, I read on another blogger's site that she doesn't bother with the peeling step noteing that you can not even tell there's peel in the jam. And she does a little larger than a fine chop so as to get nice big chunks in her jam. That's what I did, and it worked out great!

Isn't it purdy???
The color, and those chunks of yummy peach.
Oh, and it tastes delightful as well ;o)

I'm thinking warming some up and pouring over vanilla ice cream would be
peachy heaven . . . mmmmm . . .

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Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Isn't canning fun? It really is much easier than it looks. I just wish someone else in my family liked peaches! Your jam looks so pretty. Don't you just love looking at all the jars...such a feeling of accomplishment. :)

Darlene said...

Gosh that looks delicious! I am one of those that is scared to try to can. I need to just DO it because you and so many others are saying it is really easy.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.♥

Kerin said...

Hi Carla!
Your peach jam looks divine! I am really missing doing canning this, I love to see what you've been canning!!
Sounds like a wonderful treat warmed and poured over ice cream too.
Have a good one :)

A Midwestern Mrs. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

I saw this post and it inspired me. I've never tried canning, but I think it may be in my future!

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