I love peaches! I hate that peach season only comes around once a year and stays for such a short time. When it is peach season, we buy them by the box at local orchards and literally eat them breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Of course, we have to supply our peach habit somehow throughout the rest of the year, so we always buy extra peaches for canning, freezing and jam.
Today, I am going to share my favorite peach jam recipe. Even if you don't normally like peach jam, I promise you'll like this one!
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
1 1.75 ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin (I use sure jell)
3/4 cup water
The first thing I do is set up my little work area. Add sugar, apple pie spice, lemon juice to a large bowl.
Next, add your peaches to your sugar mixture and stir until combined.
Now, in a small saucepan combine water and pectin. Bring to a boil and stir continuously for one minute. Remove pectin mixture and add to peach/sugar mixture. Stir continuously until sugar dissolves (2-4 minutes).
Ladle your jam into your jars and your done! I always do a lot of baby jars, because they are great to give away as gifts with some warm bread or biscuits, as well as some 1/2 pint and pint jars for our freezer. Also, it is best to let your jars sit at room temperature overnight before sticking them in the freezer.
Jam will store in a refrigerator for a month or a freezer for a year. Recipe yields about 8 1/2 pint jars. Works great in recipes as well! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.
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