Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lemon-Peach Jam

Fresh lemon thyme gives a simple peach jam a tangy boost.  Don't worry about overpowering the peach jam.  The lemon thyme is really quite mild.

7 cups sugar
4 cups finely chopped, peeled peaches
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 T fresh lemon thyme
1/2 of a 6 ounce pouch liquid fruit pectin
Check out Jam Basics before beginning (click here).

Combine sugar, peaches, lemon juice and fresh lemon thyme in kettle.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened (the length of time you'll cook this, will depend upon how juicy your peaches are).

When liquid is reduced to desired consistency, add the fresh lemon thyme and liquid pectin.  Immediately bring back to a boil and boil hard for ONLY one minute.  Ladle hot jam into seven half-pint jars to 1/4 inch headspace.  Process. 

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