Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fresh Peach Jam

I LOVE any homemade jam, bottled for frozen! I usually like to wait for the fresh Utah peaches to come around to make jam, but our local Basha's had them on sale for 78 cents a pound last week. These were some yummy peaches and I wish I would have bought more before the sale ended. Oh well, shouldn't be too long until I get a call asking if I want to buy a case of Utah peaches. This recipe is easy and simple ingredients. It is SO yummy too, I couldn't even wait for it to cool down in the jar before I had to taste it.

Fresh Peach Jam
  • 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!!

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  1. yummo, i can taste this on a english muffin or toast...

  2. I am so jealous!! I want some homemade peach jam!!

  3. Mmmm, I would love some peach jam right now, sounds great! I'll same this recipe next time I make jam. Have a great night!

  4. What a great deal! I'd love some of that all winter long.

  5. Gotta love Zac and his cute little one off comments.

  6. What a great recipe! You are right about Utah peaches. They are the best--yumm. I put the jam into a water bath to make sure they will be safely preserved. Love your site.


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