Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Peach Freezer Jam

The warm days remind me of summer, fresh fruit and produce. I decided I would make some fresh peach jam, no canning involved! I am making a small batch to test the recipe. It turned out great! I was happy because I wanted something different to add to my yogurt but my husband wants to use his on ice cream! I used the recipe from the freshpreserving.com.

1 2/3 cups fresh peaches, peeled, pit removed, and chopped (I used frozen Colorado peaches from last summer and I thawed them out first)
2/3 cups white sugar
2 T instant pectin
1 T lemon juice, the directions said bottled lemon juice but I used 1 T from a fresh lemon
Stir in chopped peaches, sugar and lemon juice in bowl and let stand 10 minutes. Add pectin gradually, stirring to prevent clumping. Stir 3 minutes.  Ladle jam into clean freezer jars, let stand 30 minutes then  refrigerate or freeze.
I used Ball plastic freezer jars, leave 1/2 inch headspace to allow for expansion during freezing.
Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.  This made 2 half pints and 1 1/2 jelly jars (4 oz) of jam. So yummy!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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