Peach Plum Jam

Mylinda Butterworth

By
@StoryHugs

This is a soft jam filled with the sweetness of peaches and plums without being overly sweet. Enjoy.

Variation on a Theme: While boiling fruit place a cheesecloth bag filled with 5 crushed cinnamon sticks, 5 allspice berries and 10 whole cloves to created a spiced peach plum jam for the holidays. Make sure you remove the bag before filling jars.


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Serves:

6 half-pint jars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
peaches, peeled & choppped
1 1/2 c
plums, finely chopped
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/4 c
ball real fruit low or no sugar pectin
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare waterbath canner by placing clean jars on rack and fill pot and jars with hot water till it just barely covers the jars, then bring to a boil. Once the water begins to boil turn temperature down to simmer and drop in rings and lids.
2
Chop peaches and plums.
3
In an 8 large pot combine chopped peaches, plums and juice or water. Gradually stir in pectin. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that can not be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
4
Add sugar. Boil hard for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
5
Remove jars from canner and empty out water. Place jars on a folded towel.
6
Ladle hot jam into hot jars, one at a time leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight.
7
Place filled jars in canner making sure jars are covered by at least 1 to 2 inches of water. Place lid on canner. Bring to water to gentle, steady boil. Process for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let set for an additional 5 minutes.
8
Remove jars and place on a folded towel and let cool undisturbed for 24 hours. Check to see if lids are popped down before storing. If they aren't store in fridge.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #peaches, #plums, #jam