From "Taste of Home," the blurb accompanying this recipe read: 'This zippy and versatile jam was a blue-ribbon winner at our county fair. I mix it with applesauce as a condiment for pork, with cranberry sauce for poultry and with cream cheese as a spread on celery sticks. It's a beautiful color...and in "hot" demand as a gift item!' -Janet Eckhoff, Woodland California
Found this recipe in Gourmet (Sept 2006). My Italian Plum trees were bursting and I was looking for quick and tasty ways to use them up. This was the perfect recipe! I made some minor adjustments (like adding cinnamon). You can use any kind of plum you have access to. If you use a small plum like Italian, just pit and halve them, instead of quartering them. Gala or McIntosh are recommended because they are a bit softer and lend themselves to a applesauce (I used Gala). Quick, easy and yummy, my favorite kind of recipe!!
I use a lot of bell peppers when I cook, and I like to use all different colors, but those yellow and orange babies get mighty pricey where I live, so when they go on sale I buy up a few of every color and they're right at my fingertips whenever I need them! (These are for use in cooking, not for fresh eating).
When canning any vegetable it is highly recommended that you hot water bath them. Pickles should be boiled in the jars for ten full minutes. If you add more water to the pot, wait until boil starts again to resume timing.
This was my husband's grandmother's recipe. It is so good. Store-bought pickles don't even come close. This is a good recipe for anyone who would like to try pickling, but hasn't done it before. It's quite straight forward, not a lot of ingredients.
My gram passed away in 1984, but her fabulous recipes live on :)
These pickles are my absolute FAVORITES of all time. They are DELICIOUS with soups and chowders, with your favorite sandwich, or just for a snack!
I make mine in peanut butter jars by the jar. I just let them sit for a couple of weeks, then put in the fridge, and they last 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator with no problem. But don't worry, they won't last that long :D The cooking time does not include the processing time if you decide to can them.
I make this jam when freestone peaches are available because the entire jam making process is much easier and quicker when the stone slides out of the fruit when you halve the fruit. Heat a large pot of boiling water and dip your whole peaches in them for a quick peeling method. 8 cups of peaches is around 11 large peaches. Chop the fruit about the size of a pair of dice. This is absoulutely the best peach jam I have ever made.
Reliable, fast method resulting in perfectly tart lemon curd. Delightful spread on toast or scones or use for filling baked goods. Be careful not to boil or overcook or it may separate. You can substitute limes, tangerines, oranges or unsweetened cranberry juice. See instructions below on how to can.