With those 2 boxes of peaches sitting in my fridge from our local fire department I decided to try something new this year. So, I searched for a peach jam recipe that looked semi easy! This one didn't let me down... It was tasty on my english muffin this morning I think that trying it over my ice cream tonight might be in order!!
Peach Freezer Jam
(recipe found at www.bunkycooks.com)
4 cups of ripe, fresh crushed peaches (peeled and pitted)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 package (1.59 ounces) instant fruit pectin
Bring your peaches to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Let sit for 10 minutes. Gradually stir in pectin. (Don't forget this part or you might be starting over... Does that sound like I learned this from experience, yep I did! Doing too many things at once will do that to you...) Once the pectin is combined, stir the mixture constantly for 3 minutes. Ladle into clean jam jars, seal with lids and rims. let stand for 30 minutes.
Jam is good for a couple of weeks in the fridge or up to one year in the freezer.