- 5 cups chopped peaches (approx. 5 peaches)
- 2 cups sugar
- juice of one lime
- 1/4 cup water
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large pan. Bring everything to a boil. Cook for 10-15 minutes. I like my jam smooth, w/out many chunks, so I poured everything into my food processor after it had cooked for about 10 minutes and chopped very fine. Then I added it back to the pan to continue cooking. While the jam was cooking I boiled and dried my lids. I also put my jars in the microwave for a minute so that they would be warm when I added the jam. I added the jam and put the lids on.
In less than an hour I hear the popping sound of jars sealing!! Isn't' that a wonderful sound?!! I have to tell you though, I added a little more than 1/4 c water:) My little 2 almost 3 year old was helping me out. I turned my back for literally a second until I heard him say, "there that is enough." He had gotten some water out of the fridge and poured it in the jam in the pan:) Not sure how much he added, but it must not have been much:)
This little guy is a BIG help in the kitchen. Earlier in the day he was eating a piece of wheat bread that I made a few days ago and I hear him tell the cat, "you can't have any, this is homemade wheat."
Have a great day!!