The peaches right now are so juicy I had to hold a paper towel under my chin just to eat one. So, how could I resist the temptation to learn how to make peach and make this peach jam recipe? I used my Ball Jam & Jelly Maker and it was a cinch. Now I have the taste of summer all year-long.
- 2 2/3 cup peaches (7 large ripe peaches skinned, pitted, and rough chopped)
- 3 tbsp. powder pectin
- 1/2 tbsp. butter or margarine
- 2 tbsp. bottled lemon juice
- 3 1/3 cups sugar
- Boil 4-5 jars and lids. Leave in hot water until ready to use.
- WASH, peel and pit peaches. Coarsely chop peaches, and then crush with a potato masher. Measure required quantity of crushed peaches and remaining ingredients for your recipe; set aside.
- SPRINKLE pectin evenly over bottom of the Pot fitted with the Stirrer. Add crushed peaches evenly over pectin. Pour lemon juice over peaches. Add butter/margarine to help reduce foaming.
- PRESS jam button – the cook time will automatically default to 21 minutes. Press enter.
- WAIT 4 minutes for appliance to sound 4 short beeps indicating that it is time to add sugar. Add sugar gradually while Stirrer continues running. Place the Glass Lid on the Pot.
- THE APPLIANCE will continue to automatically stir your ingredients while it cooks. Stay within earshot of the Jam & Jelly Maker, the appliance will beep again at the end of the process signaling jam cooking is complete. Press cancel, unplug the appliance and immediately remove Glass Lid.
- REMOVE Stirrer using a pot holder. Skim foam, if necessary, from top of jam.
- Remove 1 jar at a time from hot water and place funnel in top. Add peach jam until 1/8 inch from top.
- Wipe rim of jar with damp paper towel.
- Remove lid (2 pieces) from hot water and place on jar.
- After all jars are filled carefully put back in water on wire rack covering top with 2 inches of water. Bring the water back to a boil and boil for a minimum of 10 minutes.
- Very carefully remove jars from water and let sit for 24 hours.
- Jars should seal and you may hear a ping from sealing.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 21 minute(s)
Number of servings (jars): 4 pint jars