Got To Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Peach Jam

This is the first time I have ever made jam and it was so easy!  I hadn’t tried it because I thought the process would be too difficult but it isn’t.  This is a great recipe and so delicious!!!

Servings: 8
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 24 hour and 15 minutes
Meal Type: Side Dish
NC Ingredients: Peaches

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Ingredients

2
1 cup size containers
2
lbs. North Carolina Peaches (3 cups)
1
lemon (2 TBSP)
4
½ cups sugar
1
envelope sure jell fruit pectin
3/4
cup water

Directions

Wash and rinse plastic containers with tight fitting lids.

Peel, pit and mash peaches.  Do not puree.  Jam should have bits of fruit.

Measure the exact amount of fruit with lemon juice and place in a large bowl.  Stir exact amount of sugar into the fruit.  Mix well and let stand for 10 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

Stir fruit pectin and ¾ cup water in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil on high heat, stirring constantly.  Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.

Stir the pectin into the fruit until the sugar is completely dissolved and no longer grainy, about 3 minutes.

Pour into containers and let stand at room temperature 24 hours until set.  Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.  Otherwise, store in freezer for up to 1 year.  Thaw in refrigerator.