Pam's Strawberry- Peach Jam
- 8 c
- firm ripe strawberries, washed, hulled and coarsely chopped
- 4 c
- firm, ripe peaches, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 3 c
- granulated sugar
- 1 c
- brown sugar, firmly packed
- juice of lemon , fresh
- cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp, ground cinnamon
Wash and hull the strawberries, then chop coarsely. (Measure 8 cups of chopped strawberries) Wash peaches. (To peel, dunk them into boiling water, leave for 30 seconds to one minute, then immediately plunge into ice water.)
When peaches are cool enough to handle, remove the skin, remove pit, then chop the fruit coarsely.(Measure 4 cups of chopped peaches)
Heat the fruit over medium heat until it begins to soften (about 10 minutes).
Mash the softened fruit (or use a stick blender until chunky smooth) and add the sugars. (if using cinn stick, add now).
Watch your jam carefully to prevent scorching, stirring often if using higher heat.
If you're worried or think you can smell the mixture starting to burn, turn the heat down and cook slowly until the jam tests done