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Peach Jam

Makes: 32 servings
Serving size: 1 tablespoon Yield: 7 half-pints
Prep 30 mins Process 5 mins
Peach Jam
Ingredients
  • 7  cups  sugar
  • 4  cups  finely chopped peeled ripe peaches (about 3 pounds)*
  • 1/4  cup  lemon juice
  • 1/2  of a 6-ounce package (1 foil pouch) liquid fruit pectin
Directions

1. In a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot combine sugar, peaches, and lemon juice. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Quickly stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.

2. Ladle hot jam into hot sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

3. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks, turning and tilting jars after 20 minutes to distribute fruit evenly throughout the jam. Repeat as necessary. Makes 7 half-pints.

From the Test Kitchen*Tip:
  • If desired, place small batches of peeled and cut-up peaches in a food processor. Cover and process with on/off pulses until peaches are finely chopped.
Cardamom-Peach Jam:
  • Prepare as directed, except stir 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom into peach mixture after skimming off foam.
Sweet Basil-Peach Jam
  • Prepare as directed, except stir in 1/2 cup snipped fresh basil after skimming off foam.
Bourbon-Peach Jam
  • Prepare as directed, except stir in 1/2 cup bourbon with the sugar, peaches, and lemon juice.
Chipotle-Peach Jam
  • Prepare as directed, except stir in 2 finely chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce with the sugar, peaches, and lemon juice.
Nutrition Facts (Peach Jam)
  • Servings Per Recipe 32,
  • cal. (kcal) 54,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 14,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 14,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 0,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 0,
  • Potassium (mg) 25,
  • calcium (mg) 0,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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