Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

I just liked the combination and then added orange jello to the mix.This is a nice jam to prepare in half pint jars for gifts.This takes time to set up.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 cups of chopped fresh peaches, blanched, skinned, pitted and chopped or 8 cups canned peaches, chopped with the juice
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice (this is for canned pineapple, not fresh)
  • 2 (6 ounce) packages orange Jell-O
  • 2 (1 3/4 ounce) packages Sure-Jell
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 cups white sugar
  • 12 cup chopped maraschino cherry (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash jars, place in 9X13 metal pan upside down with two cups of water in pan.Heat oven to 225*. Put pan in oven. Place seals in a saucepan, heat on low, seals should be hot.
  2. In large stockpot, add 8 cups of chopped fresh peaches with any juice, or canned chopped peaches with juice.
  3. Measure crushed pineapple and juice.
  4. Add enough water to measure 3 1/2 cups.
  5. Add to stockpot.
  6. Add orange jello pkgs and sure-jell.
  7. Add margarine or butter.
  8. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix.
  9. Add 2 cups water.
  10. Heat to a boil.
  11. Add sugar all at once.
  12. Stir constantly so it does not scorch. Boil for one full minute, a rolling boil that you cannot stir down.
  13. Take off heat.
  14. Skim off foam.
  15. Add maraschino cherries if desired. Stir.
  16. Fill jars, 1/4 inch head room. Wipe the neck edge and top of each filled jar with damp clean cloth, seal and tighten with ring.
  17. Have a canner ready to place jars in hot water bath for 10 minutes. Take out with tongs and place on towel padded counter.
  18. You will hear a pop and the seal will be dented in when sealed.
  19. 12-15 1/2 pint jars with seals and rings.
  20. Remember thuis takes time to seal, it is hot when it comes out of the canner so let it cool. If not set up overnight, use the recipe Liquid Cement #151544. It is not mine but hats off to cook who make it, it works!
Most Helpful

It didn't jell, made tons more that it said. I wasted beautiful SC peaches. I should have stayed with my first instincts that the jello thing sounded fishy. So I have a PILE of jello salad in canning jars. ho ho ho..

kdempsey August 16, 2007