Eats: Peach Jam10:30 AM
Sometimes, people acquire massive amounts of food and don't know what to do with it, so they give it to me. Brian (Kyle's twin) had a grocery bag full of peaches and nectarines a little while back and handed it over to me, which was very wise of him. Most of the peaches were very ripe, so I decided to try my hand at peach jam. Because they were so ripe, this came out slightly thinner than regular jam, and the nectarine bits floated to the top of the jar, so I have to stir it up a bit, but I really liked it.
1 quart peaches, peeled, pitted, & finely chopped.
7 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 3oz packet of liquid pectin (or equivalent of dry pectin)
Combine fruit, juice, and sugar in a large saucepan. Bringing it slowly to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in pectin, boiling hard for 1 minute. Remove from heat, skim off any foam. Ladle jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch of head space in each jar. Process jars for ten minutes.
I used the recipe from Ball, and you can adjust the recipe as needed. Noms.