Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is just your basic peach jam found on the insert in your Ball Fruit Pectin box. Just kicked up a notch!
- 4 cups finely chopped peaches
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 (1 3/4 ounce) boxball original fruit pectin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon butter (optional) or 1⁄2 teaspoon margarine (optional)
- 5 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Combine prepared fruit with lemon juice in a 6 or 8 quart saucepan. Gradually stir in Fruit Pectin. Add up to 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine to reduce foaming, if desired. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
- Add entire meaure of sugar, at once, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Add cinnamon and gently stir.
- Ladle hot jam into hot jars, one at a time leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Clean rim and threads of jars using a clean, damp cloth ot remove any residue.
- Process in Water Bath for 10 minutes. After processing is complete, turn off heat and remove lid. Let jars stand for 5 minutes.
- Remove jars from canner and set upright on a towel to cool, undisturbed, for 12 to 24 hours. Bands should not be retightened as this may interfere with the sealing process. After cooling test seals by pressing the center of each lid. If a lid does not flex up and down, it is sealed! If a lid is not sealed within 24 hours, refrigerate immediately for up to 3 weeks or reprocess for thte full lenght of time using a new lid.
Just made this jam with some fresh peaches I brought back from BC. Was looking for a real cinnamon punch so doubled the cinnamon. Has a nice sweet cinnamon flavor but will probably double it again next time to get evan more cinnamon walup! Set up beautifully will see how it sells at the farmer's market tomorrow!
I just made this yesterday and it looks fantastic, so pretty in a jar. I always make my own jams and this is the first time I've ever used butter for foaming and it worked beautifully. Thanks for the tip. I did only get 4 pint jars though not 6-8. I will be making this again for sure, thanks for posting!