Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blushing Peach Jam

2 cups crushed, peeled peaches
2 cups crushed, peeled raspberries or strawberries
1/4 cup lemon juice
7 cups sugar
2 pouches Certo liquid fruit pectin
1/8 tsp almond extract

In a large pot combine peaches, berries, and lemon juice. Stir in sugar; mix well. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. When it comes to a full boil, boil for 1 minute. 

Remove from heat and stir in pectin. Return to heat and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, cool for 5 minutes. Skim off foam and stir in extract. 

Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Yield: 4 pints