Recipe by mary winecoff
I have large lavender plants in my backyard and I wanted to post this for when the peaches come into season. Please use organic lavender (usually found in Farmer's Markets) to make this. You can also use other fruits like strawberries, raspberries, orange and lemon. For an added touch, place a small sprig on top of jam before sealing. From Topp and Howard's "Small Bath Preserving".
Top Review by Potatoes Browning
I 've done this recipe a few years now. It's been quite popular for gifts. The lavender gives a nice subtle hint. The peach pieces rise to the top of the jars when canning but otherwise it's a great recipe from a great book.
- 1 lime, rind of
- 2 tablespoons lavender flowers, dried
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 4 cups peaches, finely chopped (about 5-6 medium peaches)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 6 cups granulated sugar
- 1 (6 ounce) envelope liquid fruit pectin
Directions See How It's Made
- Place lavender flowers in a small bowl. Pour boiling water over flowers and steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard flowers.
- Combine lavender liquid, peaches, lemon juice and sugar in a very large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a full boul over high heat and boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in pectin.
- Ladle into sterilized jars and process in a hot water bath for 5 minutes.