And, my best regards to your upstairs neighbor, also! I had gotten carried away buying peaches at the local fruit stand last week and was looking for a way to "salvage" some before they went bad. When I came across this recipe, I knew I had found my solution. The only change I made was to add about 1T. of chopped candied ginger. This may very well be great to use when cooking chicken, but that experiment will have to wait until the next batch: this batch is already about gone! Thank you to you and your neighbor.
I had already made a few pies and still had 2 cups of peach pieces left, so I thought I'd make jam. I perused the recipes and found this one, realized I had a piece of ginger sitting in the freezer I could also use, and decided to make 1/3 recipe. I'm very glad I did! The ginger gives the sweet peachy taste a wonderful kick. I already enjoyed this on my morning toast and have made a few trips to the fridge to have a spoonful of this jam right from the jar! This jam is very easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. Thank you Mirj for sharing this and my best regards to your upstairs neighbour!
I decided to make peach jam for my niece's wedding favors, had some leftover peaches and decided to try this recipe as I LOVE to experiment with different spices. This turned out wonderfully well. I did add 6T. of lemon juice, the ginger as directed, had no allspice so I added 3/4t. cardamon, 1/2t. nutmeg.....so delicious!!!!! I am going to make another batch! Oh! I did cut the sugar a third. It is quite sassy and packs a tad of a wallop! Thanks so much!
Just made this Jam ... Soooooo good! I added bluberries as some of my peaches weren't quite ready omitted half the sugar and used crystalized ginger as thats all I had. Hands down a keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing :)
sorry ~ i was so eager to rave about this recipe that i forgot to give it a 5-star rating!
I just made this and it is wonderful! I used roughly half the amount of sugar suggested and used lime juice instead of lemon. This is more of a preserves viscosity, and I think it would be a great sauce for chicken/pork or ice cream. It's also good by the tablespoon! I will definitely make this again.
I am not giving a star review because I changed this so much! I used it as a base recipe but subbed in things I had on hand: 10 nectarines, 2 cans light pears, drained and chopped, 1 tsp good quality ground ginger, 1/2 tsp allspice, 2 tsp lemon juice, and only 2 cups sugar. Followed directions as listed and it turned out wonderfully. Have not tasted yet - I did can it in small jars (water bath canning). Will make as listed next time, but I can tell readers that this is a quick and easy jam recipe worth making! Thanks, Mirj!
I'm giving this 4 stars because I really liked it, but it's a bit too sweet for me. I may not have added enough ginger to counteract all the sugar, which I cut to 2 1/2 cups. I love the color and the gingery afterburn I get from eating it. I will definitely be making this recipe again (I am already planning another trip to the peach orchard!) I am looking forward to trying it with chicken or pork chops. Thanks for a great recipe, Mirj.
Thanks for this good & easy recipe! I love the flavor and the idea to eat it with chicken, think I'll try pork too. I did have to get more of a boil than "simmering" to get my jam to thicken, otherwise I followed your recipe exactly and am so happy with the results. Thanks!
Outstanding! I've made one batch of 4 jars last week and it's almost gone so I'm make more this weekend...will add a bit more ginger as the taste mixed with the peaches is divine ! Thanks so much for sharing...now I have to go hide the 2 remaining jars !