Looking for a super easy recipe to can peach jam? You found it!
6 lbs of peaches- rinsed well, 6 1/2 cups of sugar, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
- Rinse 6 lbs of peaches well and put in pot, pour sugar over peachess, place lid on pot leaving a sliver of inside pot still viewable. Turn on burner to lowest setting and check back in 10 min to stir and stir occasionally until fruit and sugar heat up. Once moderately warm, increase heat closer to medium and stir every 5 min.
Stir every five minutes until it starts showing small bubbles. Take a mash potato masher and crush the peaches. If you like big chunks of fruit in your jam, stop when you see that consistency. If you like little chunks of fruit then continue a little longer. You can also use an immersion blender. Stir in the lemon juice as it boils consistently until you see the jam begin to gel. It is now time to pour the jam into the jars. Use a funnel and a ladle to pour in the hot jam stopping an inch from the top.
Clean the rim of each jar with a damp paper towel before setting on a lid and a ring. Tighten the jar firm by hand and place in water bath canner. Once all jars are in canner and water is at least an inch higher than the tallest jar. Place lid on canner, and turn burner on medium and cover jar. If you start with hot water, and put in jars with hot jam, canner will reach boiling sooner.
Boil for 10 min. Turn off burner and pull out each jar carefully on to tea towel. Leave the jars there until they all ping and cool. Once cool clean outside of jar and place on shelf for 24-48 hours to relax.
: I did not use pectin for the peach jam. Some fruits have pectin while other do not. Peaches have lots of pectin so it is unnecessary to add.
Adding vinegar to your canning water before you begin the water bath.
While this is not necessary, if you have a high mineral content in your water, the vinegar keeps the jars from looking cloudy.
Questions that I received through email.
1.Did I cut the peach in half and remove the pits?
Answer: Yes, I did but you can wait until the peaches blend with the sugar and then pull them out.
2. How much does this make?
Answer: The 6lbs of peaches made 7 – 16 oz jars and 1 – 8 oz jar.
3. What about pectin?
Answer: No, peaches have some pectin in them and I find it not needed. I have some concerns on commercial so When I do create a jam that needs pectin, I create a jam that has 2 fruits instead of one.
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