Thursday, October 27, 2011

Peach Freezer Jam

I realize that I am posting this recipe long after peach season is fact, this year, it seemed like it came and went before I even had the chance to take in peach season.  A fact I mourn, actually.  I think that I got so busy getting the kid back to school and the fall activities launched that I failed to stop and smell the peaches.  Sad.

However, I did take the time to buy several pounds of fresh peaches, most of which ended up in this freezer jam.  Now I guess I will enjoy peach season into the winter.

So, I will share it with you and you can pin it, saving it until next year when peaches come back on the scene in all their beauty and juiciness.  Ohhh, I can't wait!!  However, if you are extremely anxious to bring back the flavors of summer to the doldrums of winter, you can use frozen peaches--just thaw them before making the jam.

Peach Freezer Jam {No Cook}
Recipe adapted from Mrs. Wages

*You will need freezer containers, found in the canning section of most grocery stores

4 cups diced peaches (about 4-5 large peaches), peeled, and 1 cup of them crushed
1 cup sugar
1 packet of Mrs. Wages No Cook Freezer Jam Pectin
3 tbl. lemon juice

In a large mixing bowl, stir 4 cups peeled peaches, 1 cup sugar and 3 tbsp lemon juice until well blended.  To crush the peaches, I removed about 1 cup from the large bowl and processed it until smooth in my food processor (you could also use a potato masher) and then added the puree back in.  Let stand 10 minutes.

Gradually stir contents of Mrs. Wages Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin into the peach mixture. Stir 3 minutes longer.  Ladle and store as directed on package.

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