On my way to pick up our CSA a couple weeks ago, I stopped at Trader Joe's on the way there to pick up a couple things. Of course, I was tempted by a crate of peaches for $6, so I bought them. I was doing pretty good at eating them for breakfast, but peaches go bad pretty fast, so I decided to make peach jam. This jam is really good. This recipe only ended up making 3 1/2 jelly jars, but that is plenty of jam for us considering we still have at least seven jars of strawberry jelly from our strawberry picking earlier this summer.
Spiced Peach Preserves
6 c. ripe fresh peaches, peeled and pitted
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4oz liquid fruit pectin
In large pot, combine peaches, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.-Over medium high heat, bring to a full boil, stirring occasionally.
Let boil for 15 minutes, or until peaches have been crushed into smaller pieces. Bring to full rolling boil over high heat.
Add fruit pectin, stirring constantly, and bring back to a rolling boil.
Let boil, stirring, for one full minute until starting to thicken. Remove from heat, skim foam from top, and ladle into prepared jars.
If canning, prepare jars for 10 minutes, fill jars with preserves leaving 1/4 inch head room, and boil jars for 10 minutes to prepare. May be stored for up to a year.
If not canning, pour into jars, seal and let cool completely. Place in fridge and enjoy for up to 2 weeks.
Source: Good Things Catered