Spiced Peach Jam

Tess Geer

By
@dmsgrl

This jam is good enough to eat out of the jar! Opening a jar in the winter is like opening a jar of summer. Try it with cream cheese as an appetizer. Makes a great glaze for just about any meat or fish, too. Add 1/4 cup red hot cinnamon candies for extra spice if desired.


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Serves:

7 -8 pints

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

4 c
fresh peaches, peeled and roughly chopped (about 8-9 medium)
2 Tbsp
fruit fresh
7 1/2 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 Tbsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 c
cinnamon red hot candies, optional
1/4 tsp
butter (to keep down foam, optional)
2 pkg
liquid pectin (two individual 3 oz packets)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel and roughly chop peaches. See how here:
Peeling Fresh Peaches
Sprinkle with Fruit Fresh, toss to coat, and set aside.
2
Prepare jars, rings and water bath canner keeping jars hot. Measure out other ingredients. Snip corners off the two 3 oz pectin packets and set upright in a mug near the stove.
3
Combine peaches, sugar, red hots (if using), spices, lemon juice and butter (if using) in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring mixture to a full, rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Stir and mash with a potato masher very frequently.
4
Once mixture has reached a boil that cannot be stirred down, quickly add pectin squeezing entire contents in all at once. Return to a hard boil stirring and mashing constantly for one minute. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
5
Fill hot jars leaving 1/4" headspace. Run a small spatula around the inside of each jar to disperse air bubbles and add additional jam to bring back to 1/4" headspace.
6
Carefully and thoroughly wipe the rim of each jar clean with a damp towel to ensure a good seal. Place rings and lids. Tighten lids to "fingertip" tightness. Process in boiling water bath for five minutes.
7
Remove jars to a clean dish towel and let rest for 12 hours. Check for seal. Reprocess or refrigerate and unsealed jars. Will keep in a dark cupboard for one year.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #canned, #canning, #peaches