Farm Stand Peach Jam

Farm Stand Peach Jam

Ingredients

  • 8 cups pitted peeled, chopped, slightly mashed peaches
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons powdered fruit pectin
  • 7 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Sterilize the jars, rings and lids according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the peaches and lemon juice to a boil.
  3. Add the pectin and return the mixture to a boil.
  4. Stirring constantly, slowly add the sugar.
  5. Stir in the crystallized ginger, fresh ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and lemon zest and continue to boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from the heat and skim any foam from the top of the jam.
  7. Carefully pour the jam into the sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch space between the jam and the neck of the jar.
  8. Cover with the lids and screw the bands on.
  9. Seal the jars according to manufacturer's directions.

Yield: 6 pints

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