Spiced Peach Jam

by Suzanne on August 10, 2013

in Preserving

Spiced Peach Jam | www.you-made-that.comPeaches are here yay!! My sister-in-law who went blackberry picking last month (and I skipped out) arranged a trip for us to go peach picking and it was so much fun I got a little zealous in my peach picking and picked a ton :). As you can see I had a helper too and he was just wanting to finish picking so he could run the orchard with his cousins and play around. In the bottom right picture he is saying “hurry up Mom these are heavy”, and on the left I made him pose for that one because he just always wants to be silly in pictures like most 12 year old boys.

picking peaches | www.you-made-that.comWe ended up with 2 1/2 bushels and I gave a bag to my in-laws and the rest I have been working on all week. The peaches were at their peek of ripeness so I’ve been up late most nights trying to get these peaches taken care of. Watch out you may be seeing quite a few peach recipes on here so hang in there with me. If you’re a peach and spice lover you will love this recipe for jam, it’s fantastic.
Spiced Peach Jam | www.you-made-that.comThe jam goes perfectly on homemade bread and I’ve been doing a lot of that lately too :). I will share the recipe for the bread in another post but for now you really need to make this peach jam and keep some for yourself but plan to share with your friends and family they will love you for it.

peachjamtoastI found the recipe on the internet and it was titled Grand Champion Peach Jam, I get why it won some awards! I had to change the recipe since it didn’t set up and I had to redo it so I added more pectin and took out the fresh ginger. I do adore the warm spices in this jam they just go perfectly with peaches. It’s time to roll up those sleeves and get canning people, your going to be so happy with the results. If you have never canned before I suggest to take a look at this post that is very detailed on the process.

Spiced Peach Jam

Ingredients:
8 cups chopped, skin removed peaches
4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped sugared ginger
2 1.75 oz. boxes of pectin
7 cups sugar
1 lemon zested
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

Directions:
Step 1: Peel and chop peaches, you may mash them a little if you like, but I didn’t.
Step 2: In a large stock pot put the peaches and lemon juice in and turn on the heat to medium high and cook stirring often until peaches begin to boil.
Step 3: After the peaches and lemon juice boil add the pectin and stir well, let it come to a boil, then slowly add the sugar stirring well after each cup. Finally, add the zest and spices and stir well.
Step 4: Let the peach mixture come to a full rolling boil, then set the timer for 1 minute. After one minute take off the heat and ladle into sterilized jars half pint or pint size jars leaving 1/4 in head space. Run a clean chop stick or long clean knife down the sides of the jars to get any air bubbles to come to the top. Then clean off the top of the jars with a clean moist paper towel or two.
Step 5: Put on lids that were soaked in very hot water to soften the rubber around the edge, then tighten with the screw caps but not too tight.
Step 6: Process jars in a water bath canner or steam canner for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Carefully get the jars out with canning tongs and put in a draft free place on a kitchen towel to cool for 24 hours. After 24 hours the jam should be ready to store in a cool dry place like your pantry, but after opening a jar make sure you put the jar in the refrigerator.
Makes: About 8-9 half pint jars.


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1 Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking August 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

I love peaches, and your jam look amazing! Great recipe!

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2 Suzanne August 11, 2013 at 12:19 am

Thanks Sandra, it was a labor of love for sure.

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3 Terra August 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

I love this spiced version! It would be a perfect compliment to sweet breads, or cookies. I went blueberry picking for my first time, and now I want to go peach picking! How fun, and this jam sounds fabulous! Hugs, Terra

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4 Suzanne August 11, 2013 at 12:19 am

You will love peach picking, it’s definitely not as laborious as blueberry picking is :)

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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

I have wanted to make my own jam for quite some time – yours looks so wonderful, I love the warming spices!

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6 Suzanne August 11, 2013 at 12:18 am

One you make your own jam it will be tough to back to the store baught variety, nothing taste quite like homemade :).

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7 Nancy August 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Peach is #6 son’s fav – will be sending this to him

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8 Suzanne August 11, 2013 at 12:16 am

Then this recipe is a must Nancy, he will adore this jam.

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9 The Café Sucre Farine August 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I so want to lick that spoon! And I’m imagining this on warm homemade bread with melting butter, oh my! It looks just wonderful, I know your family loved it Suzanne! :)

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10 Suzanne August 11, 2013 at 12:17 am

It has been so yummy enjoying this peach jam and it’s what my hubby has been eating daily with fresh bread!

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11 Min August 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

OH yum!! Peaches…I became obsessed with them during my college years spent in Georgia. I was spoiled that’s for sure. Now that I’m in Texas, they taste alright, but they pale in comparison to Georgia peaches. What a fun day you guys had! I went apple picking many years ago and remember thinking I should bring a suitcase next time. I’m glad you had a faithful helper ;). The jam looks fabulous, Suzanne!

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12 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 11, 2013 at 8:26 am

Anything named Grand Champion Peach Jam gets my attention. It’s gorgous!

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13 Vicki Bensinger August 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

This recipe sounds wonderful. I’ll be sure to make this while peaches are still abundant. Great recipe and photos!

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14 CCU August 14, 2013 at 3:05 am

Such a delicious jam and beautiful colour :D
YUM!

Glad to be back!
Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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15 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} August 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I absolutely LOVE making homemade jam. I agree with you that the peaches right now are at almost perfection. In fact, I had two this morning along with my yogurt for breakfast. Your spiced version of this jam is simply perfect. Will be making this! Hope your week is going well.

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16 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 15, 2013 at 12:51 am

Last year we went peach picking and had so much fun. I actually have never done canning before and I was a bit scared (and lazy) to make peach jam… I really have to try making my own jam one day. We can enjoy throughout the year and homemade is so delicious. I love your spiced peach jam (and jealous!). :) You have a handsome son! :D

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17 Krista August 15, 2013 at 4:38 am

I started making my own jam this year and can’t get over how much delicious and fruity it is (as opposed to sugar-flavored :-)). Yours looks absolutely wonderful. I especially love the spices and the rich, warm color. :-)

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18 Sophie August 18, 2013 at 7:57 am

I amde your delicious peach kjam yesterday & my mom, dad, husband & I all love it! It is seriously tasty!!!

It is great on home baked sourdough toast! ;)

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19 Erin @ Texanerin Baking August 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm

The jam you mentioned! It sounds heavenly. Ginger and peaches? Perfect. And candied ginger?! You’re killing me here. ;)

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20 Denise August 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

I’m new to canning fruits. I’m wondering what is the amount of “2 boxes pectin” is?

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21 Suzanne August 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Thanks for the question Denise, sorry I didn’t put that amount the boxes are each 1.75 ounces.

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22 CCU September 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I love fruit and spice together, this is so delicious :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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23 Vivien September 28, 2013 at 5:58 am

Very nice jam! I thought it was unusual to call for two packets of sure-jell and to add the sugar gradually (contrary to their usual directions) but I had lots of peaches to work with and decided to try it out. The jam has a nice, soft set that I really like and delicious flavor. Thank you and I’ll have to try some of your other recipes!

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24 Suzanne September 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Oh thanks for letting me know Vivien. I’m glad it worked out for you and that you liked the flavor. Hope you enjoy it all year long.

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