Sunday, August 26, 2012

Jelly Belly !!

Lots of jam is coming out of this kitchen right now, partly because I have too many bags of fruit in the freezer and also because I have alot of jelly jars for some reason.

Anyway, the other night I thought I'd so a little experimenting so I came up with Cherry Peach Jam and here is how the jam came to be:

I had cut up peaches and cherries in the freezer so I thawed 2 cups of each to make 4 cups of fruit. I placed the fruit in a saucepan and added about 1/4 cup of lemon juice and a box of powdered pectin, bringing it to a boil. Then I added 5 cups of sugar (winging it from instructions for Bing cherry jam and peach jam, trying to hit the right balance) and bringing back to boil, then boil hard for 1 minute. Ladle into hot jars, seal and BWB for 10 minutes. I thought I had some pics of the finished jars, but honestly, they look like every other jar of jam. I think I'm going to try this one more time with 75% peaches and 25% cherries and see if I can get that nice coral color.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't made any jam at all this year and I have no excuse. Your jam puts me to shame. It's strawberry season now and I haven't put up even one jar of jam.