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Saturday, May 28, 2011
Peach Freezer Jam
The recipe made 3 pints of jam
My friend's peach tree was bursting with peaches the other day and so I took a few off of her hands. I finally got to them today and made some yummy peach freezer jam! You might guess that I prefer freezer jam. I think it just tastes fresher and holds the true flavor better. I know how to do other jams. I just like the taste of freezer jam better. It is so easy to make too. The last time I worked with peaches I blanched them. The problem with this is that it makes them soggy and they fall apart and lose their shape. I just didn't like that. So this time I just washed and peeled them. I used a peeler on the ones that the skin didn't just peel off easily with my fingers. It worked beautifully. I then chopped them up really small and added them to a big bowl of sugar. I followed the direction in the Sure-Jell box. I stirred them together, let them sit for 10 minutes and then made the pectin to add to it. That's just pectin and water. I then poured the pectin and water in and stirred and stirred. When it looked like it wasn't grainy anymore, I stopped stirring and spooned it into jars. I have one of those canning funnels that made it much easier. And now I have peach jam! Yep. It's that easy! My
picture shows the peaches I peeled, but didn't need. See how good
they peeled with the peeler?