9/17/09

Peach Jam


Over the weekend I was visiting my daughter in Idaho. We bought 5 beautiful peaches at the local farmers market. I made a peach tart with them using just what was in the house. I made a pastry crust in an 8" cake pan. After it was baked I used some tapioca pudding and mixed it with some aerosol whipping cream for the base of the tart. I layered the fresh peaches and raspberries on top. For the glaze I watered down some raspberry jam and coated each peach. It turned out to be a delicious treat that evening. Sorry I didn't think to take a picture of it. When I came back home I checked the tree in front of my house that has about a million small peaches on it. Yikes! All of them are ripe!!! There are enough for me, my family, the mailman, the neighbors and of course, the deer who have already made them their snack each day. So, I got out my jars and made some fresh Peach Jam.

Freezer Peach Jam
3 cups finely chopped peaches
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar

Prepare the fruit and add lemon juice. In separate bowl measure sugar. Add sugar to peaches and stir well. Let it stand for 10 minutes In a pan put 3/4 cup water and 1 box of pectin. Bring to boil then boil 1 minute stirring constantly. Stir pectin mixture into peaches and stir for 3 minutes. Pour into prepared jars. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours then either store in refrigerator for 3 weeks or freezer for up to 1 year.
Yummy on toast or bagels!
Now, what to do with the rest of them?
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13 comments:

Michael Lee West said...

Freezer jam! What could be more perfect? A great recipe.

susan said...

I wish I had access to some good peaches> This sounds so very good. The peaches in the grocery store are tateless right now!

Poppedijne said...

A type of jam you can not easily find in the stores but here too the peaches are beautiful but tasteless.
Where are those lovely sweet tasting peaches gone from the olden days?

Joyce said...

I like any peach recipes so thanks for sharing with me.
Joyce

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Perfect! I bought a bunch of those plastic jars for dirt cheap when our local Albertson's closed and was hoping to find a recipe just like this. Thanks!

Beth at Aunties said...

This looks so yummy! I have a few peaches from the farmers market lst week and tons of ripe nectarines here at our daughters home. Their tree is breaking from the abundance of fresh ripe fruit. They ran away to play at the beach and left their four little ones in the care of their Nana's for a while.

We take turns running to soccer, piano lessons and pouring out tons of cuddles, stories and love. Mostly it is holding down the fort so it is still standing when their parents return!
I am thinking someone has to make good use of this delicious fruit don't they?
I think I know exactly what I am going to do today with them! Thanks for the recipe.
Thanks!
~♥

ButterYum said...

It must be jam season... I just made my very first batch ever (blogged about it if you want to stop by).

I love peaches, and will definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for posting it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Peach jam is one of my favorites. I didn't know that it worked as a freezer jam. Great tip.

Mary said...

Your peaches have been put to good use. Your jam looks really wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your jam looks so pretty. Peaches are the best I could just eat it from the jar. Opps! the secrets out!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kate said...

I have only made strawberry freezer jam. Peach sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today!

Marie said...

I love freezer jam, but have never made peach before. Yours looks fab!! I think freezer jam tastes so much fresher than regular jam.

jenjen said...

Yum! And what a simple recipe too! Love you!

XOXO
Jen