Saturday, August 27, 2011

Peach-Pear Jam

Peach-Pear Jam

You will need:

1 lb. Peaches (about 2)

and 1 lb. Pears. (about 2)

Peel, core and dice the fruit.

and crush it into small pieces.

Measure the Fruit.  You will need a total of 3 Cups (1-1/2 Cups Peaches and 1-1/2 Cups Pears).

Stir in 1  teaspoon  Lemon Zest
and 2   Tablespoons   Fresh Lemon Juice

and 5  Cups  Sugar

Let it rest for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Turn around and notice that the Little One is making her Jam, too.

When the 10 minutes are up, place 3/4  Cup  Water and 1 (1.75-oz)  Box  Fruit Pectin (Sure-Jell) in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Pour into Jam mixture, stir for 3 minutes.

Transfer to Freezer containers, seal and label.  Let set at room temperature for 24 hours, until set.  Store in Freezer.


Sharon said...

I made peach pear lime jam last year. My recipe was a bit to sweet for my taste. Yours looks yummy!

Kelley said...

Gina just made this - it was yummy but WOW is it sweet! I've never tasted such sweet jam :) Trying to see if it will let me leave a comment - hope it works!

Kelley said...

It worked! Thanks for your tech support!

Sharon said...

I just googled Peach Pear Jam....and your link came up!!!:-)

Sky said...

YUM- this looks and sounds divine! your tutorial here is wonderful and I'm literally off to make it right now :) Thanks for your efforts!

Txjules said...

This might be a dumb question but what is lemon zest?

Carolyn said...

@TXJULES, Lemon Zest is the finely grated yellow part of the Lemon Rind. Just be careful not to get the white part, or pith,--it is bitter. You can use a testing tool or a small grater to remove to zest from the Lemon.

Carolyn said...

That would be a *zesting* tool...