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    Ball Blue Book Peach or Pear Jam

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    BecR's Note:

    Homemade peach or pear jam. Recipe taken from the Ball Blue Book of Preserving. Yields about 8 half-pints (I got slightly more).

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    half-pi ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 quart peaches (peeled, pitted or cored, and finely chopped, 4 cups equals 1 quart or about 5 pounds peaches or pear) or 1 quart pear (peeled, pitted or cored, and finely chopped, 4 cups equals 1 quart or about 5 pounds peaches or pear)
    • 7 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1 (3 ounce) envelope liquid pectin

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine fruit, sugar and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
    2. 2
      Stir in liquid pectin. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
    4. 4
      Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust two-piece caps.
    5. 5
      Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. (Note: Add appropriate additional processing time for high altitudes).
    6. 6
      Recipe variation:.
    7. 7
      Add 1 teaspoon whole cloves, 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice and 1 cinnamon stick tied in a spice bag to jam during cooking. Remove spice bag before filling jars.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 12, 2008

      I made this recipe and was very disappointed. I believe that the amoutn of the peaches should be 4 cups not 8. I remade this with 5-1/2 cups sugar and 4 cups sugar and it came out fine. I now have 7 half pints and three pints of syrup to put over ice cream.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ball Blue Book Peach or Pear Jam

    Serving Size: 1 (2262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 761.8
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    48%
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 0.0 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 196.4 g
    65%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 194.6 g
    778%
    Protein 0.8 g
    1%

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