Strawberry Peach Jam

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I’ve recently taken up jam-making. It’s kind of dorky, but I really enjoy doing it! I prefer to make my jams without using pre-made pectin, so green apples have become my new best friends. It’s a bit tricky to get the jam set properly, but I like the challenge.

I’ve been wanting to make a Strawberry Peach Jam for awhile now, and after fiddling with some recipes, I finally have one worth sharing. If you’ve got the time on your hands, you should really give it a whirl. This jam is so good, you can just sit back and eat it right out of the jar – piggy style!

Strawberry Peach Jam, http://www.weknowstuff.us.com/
STRAWBERRY PEACH JAM
Makes: 4, 8 ounce (1/2 pint) jars of jam.

Ingredients:
* 6 peaches
* 1 pint of strawberries, washed, hulled, and quartered
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1 medium Granny Smith apple
* 2 tablespoons orange juice
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 2 cups white sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Step 1: Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Using a sharp paring knife, score an “X” into the top and bottom of each peach, and boil them for 1 minute. Immediately remove the peaches and place them into a bowl of ice water until cooled. Remove skins (they should just gently rub off). Place peaches into a clean bowl and mash them with a potato masher.

Step 2: Place strawberries in a large bowl, and add one tablespoon of sugar to the berries. Gently toss and allow them to sit for a few minutes.

Step 3: Next, peel the skin off of the apple in one long piece (it should look like a snake). Set aside, and mince the apple. Place apples into a large bowl and toss with orange juice to prevent browning of the fruit.

Step 4: Place peaches, strawberries, apples, and apple peel into a large saucepan with a high rim.

Strawberry Peach Jam, http://www.weknowstuff.us.com/

Step 5: Cook ingredients together over medium-high heat. Smash fruit periodically with the potato masher. (I like my jam to have some bite-sized pieces of fruit in it, but the consistency of your jam is up to you – smash as much, or as little, as you want to.)

Step 6: As foam surfaces to the top of the boiling mixture, scoop it off of the jam. (This will keep your jam from looking cloudy in the sterilized canning jars.)

Step 7: While your jam is cooking, you should be sterilizing your canning jars. Please read this excellent tutorial before starting this recipe: Pick Your Own

Step 8: After approximately 20-25 minutes, your jam should have thickened up quite nicely. To see if it is finished, simply place a small dish into the freezer for one minute. Remove the dish and immediately plop some jam down on the plate. Run your finger through the middle of the jam – if the line “sets”, you’re done. However, if the jam doesn’t stay separated, keep cooking. (If your jam hasn’t set after 30-40 minutes, you should call it a day and use the “jam” as a dessert sauce. It will still taste GREAT, it just might be a bit runnier than a true jam.)

Strawberry Peach Jam, http://www.weknowstuff.us.com/

Step 9: Ladle hot jam directly into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4″ head-space. Place lids on the canning jars and screw caps into place. (Try not to be as messy as me – it only means more clean-up afterwards!)

Step 10: Carefully, process the filled jam jars for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Step 11: Remove the filled jars from the water bath and set them down in a cool, draft-free place to cool completely. Then, leave the filled canning jars alone so they can seal properly! (You’ll hear the lids “POP” as they seal.)

Strawberry Peach Jam, http://www.weknowstuff.us.com/

Thanks for reading,

Denine

Additional Information:
For more information on jam-making in general, visit: National Center for Home Food Preservation

 

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Comments

  1. Kitchen Belleicious says

    this looks so good I am not sure if it would have lasted long enough at my house to can it! Amazing!

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