Monday, August 8, 2011

Sweet Cherry-Peach Freezer Jam

I love the intense flavor of peach freezer jam, but I wanted to make something a little less intense for spreading on biscuits or vanilla waffles.  I thought (hoped) the Sweet Anne cherry would pair perfectly with peaches leaving only a hint of cherry and reducing the peach flavor.  And I'm oh-so-happy that's just what happened :)

Sweet Cherry-Peach Freezer Jam

2 cups chopped peaches
1 cup chopped sweet cherries (if I had a cherry pitter, I would probably have just halved the cherries)
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
4 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 box Sure-Jell pectin

1 - Add peaches and cherries to a large mixing bowl
2 - Crush peaches and cherries using a potato masher
3 - Add lemon/lime juice and sugar and mix well
4 - Let fruit sit for 10 minutes, stirring occassionally
5 - Add water and box of pectin to a medium saucepan
6 - Heat to boiling, stirring constantly
7 - Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly
8 - Remove from heat and add hot pectin water to fruit
9 - Stir for 3-4 minutes until mixture is no longer grainy
10 - Decant into clean jars and let sit and room temperature for 24 hours
11 - Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for 6 months

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Erin said...

Thanks for the recipe. I have been trying to figure out what to do with my cherry's that I just got.
-Erin, with Heck Fridays

Biz said...

Thanks for sharing, I'll have to learn what decant means, but this sounds easy enough!

Ott, A. said...

The older I get the more I like the taste of sweet cherries and this jam looks delish. have you ever thought of canning your jam? I am hosting a Canning Week Blog Party next week with lots of recipes and tips on how to can. It should be a lot of fun and there will be canning related give-a-ways all week as well. Hope you can join in the fun!

Kate said...

These little jars look so pretty with the peach color in them!

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

Mmmm, this sounds wonderful! I'd love for you to come link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! :)

Michele Alger said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing!! I will hAVe to try this! :)

Patti said...

This looks so good...might give this a try!

Judy said...

Great recipe. Looks super yummy. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

Jenn said...

Visiting from A Bowl Full of Lemons.
Love this idea! I am getting peaches from my CSA today. I think I'll give this a try.

Brandi said...

sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

worldwidemom said...

Yummy! I will try it for sure. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
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