Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Peach Jam

Nothing like homemade peach jam. This jar I made myself. I would have made more but only had enough sugar for a small batch.

My mother was given this recipe in the mid '40s while in Texas where my father was stationed during WWII.

Peach Jam

6 C crushed peaches
4 T lemon juice
4 C sugar

Wash, peel, & remove pits from peaches.
Crush peaches and & add sugar and lemon.
Boil & cook on high, stir frequently to prevent burning, until syrup is think (about 20 minutes.)
Pour into clean, dry jelly glasses & seal at once with paraffin.

Makes about 6 8 oz. glasses.

Here's a hint that I learned in the '70s - put on a layer of paraffin, then place a piece of string that is several inches longer than the diameter of the glass with two ends hanging over, then add another layer of wax. When ready to remove, entire piece will lift off easily by pulling up on each end of the string.

Caveat - proceed at your own risk and do some reading on putting food up before you do this if you haven't done it before. A great, old book is "Putting Food By" by Ruth Hertzberg, Beatrice Vaughan, and Janet Greene.

If you make a small batch, as I did, you can just jar it and put in the refrigerator for use in the immediate future.

Peace and happy cooking to all,


Celtic Cat said...

Oh boy, does that look yummy! I will have to put peaches on my grocery list this week and try this out!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Cathy, hope you tried it, it's as good as it looks - and actually pretty easy.

Thanks, Raul, I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

Suldog said...

Great color! I can almost taste the bubbly/sugary/fruity goodness!

Regina said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks delicious!