As promised last tasty tuesday,
today I'm sharing another peach recipe.
Today we're making Peach Mango Jam!
This isn't the freezer jam, this is the cooked and processed jam that can sit on your pantry shelf as food storage. I've seen this process done, but this was my first attempt at actually making it by myself.
I took my big box of Utah peaches and removed the skin and pits. Then I started to crush the fruit with a potato masher and then switched over to an immersion blender for a smoother consistency.
For this recipe you are going to need 6 cups of fruit puree.
At the end of the post there is a link to the recipe download, but here is a quick run down of what you do.
Mix 6 cups fruit puree with 1 (6oz) can pineapple juice and 2 TBL lemon juice in a medium to large pot. Mix together 3 cups sugar, 1 small package mango jello and 1/3 cup clear gel. (Clear gel can be found on line or at amazon. My mom got me some when she went to a jam class.) Stir the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in the pot. Cook on a slow boil for 10 minutes.
Once jam has cooked on stove for 10 minutes you put it in your clean HOT jars. Wipe off the rim of the jar as you boil the lids for a minute to heat the rubber seal.
Be Careful: Everything Will Be HOT
Once you put the lid and seal on the jars, turn them upside down for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, turn them right side up. As the jars sit, you will hear the tops begin to "pop" or seal.
Here are some cheater tips I used:
*To remove the skins of the peaches, place 7-8 peaches in a large pot of boiling water for 1 minute. remove peaches and immediately put into a big bowl of ice water to stop the "cooking". Cut the peaches in half and the skins should slip right off.
*I put my jars into the dishwasher (not the lids or rings) before I started making my jam. So by the time I was ready to fill my jars, they were clean and hot from the heated dry cycle of the dishwasher.
*Always mix the clear gel with the sugar or it will clump in your jam.
Download the printable recipe by clicking on the pic above.
I was so pleased that I actually did it all on my own and if I can do it, so can you!
The sound of the jars sealing was so rewarding.
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