By QueenJellyBean on August 27, 2008
Photo by Whiskerkitty
Photo by Whiskerkitty
"This is SO yummy! The nice touch of the maraschino cherries gives it a nice taste and makes the jam pretty as well. This looks wonderful in gift baskets!"
Serving Size: 1 (17 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 112
"Outstanding is all I can say! I didn't add the cherries as I wanted to keep the peach colour. I tasted it afterwards and wow.....I can't wait to put this on a scone or bagel ! Yummy for the tummy! This will definitely be a keeper !"
"Made as directed but used water bath method and processed for 10 minutes. Very good and pretty in the jars."
"I'm going to make this really soon. The ONLY way to make sure the lids seal and everything is right is to waterbath jam. I would NEVER EVER just turn the jar upside down and think this is a safe way to seal the jars."
"I have to preface this review with the admission that this is my very FIRST time making jam. I also bought the ingredients with the intention of making it several days ago (with my new pressure canner) but got too sick to do it until today. In the meantime, my teen & my tot started snacking on the ingredients! The recipe I ended up making is going to sound like I should just not bother to review, but I wouldn't feel right about not reviewing. Please don't hold it against me. :) Okay, here goes... I had 3 peaches and ONE maraschino cherry left, along with two whole, fresh pineapples. The peaches gave me one cup, the two pineapple gave me 3 cups (which I ran through the VitaMix to "crush" it, then drained well) and the one cherry made the whole mixture look like an old-time can of fruit cocktail, where we all fought over the one cherry cut in half; even though I cut mine into six tiny pieces. :D I really wanted the cherry flavor though, so I took a chance and used 1/4 cup of the juice & reduced the lemon to 2 Tablespoons. I also ran out of sugar at 4 cups (using half regular & half baker's sugar). I'm so sorry for all the changes & I definitely intend on making this recipe EXACTLY as written next time! As for today's results, I've totally surprised myself! Not only did I get through the water bath with only 3 fingers getting steam burned and two loads of dishes, but my family is totally impressed that I successfully made this delicious jam! So far we've only tried it on toast, but I can't wait to put it on French toast, pancakes & ice cream! Today's Franken-version has a nice sweet & sour taste to it and the slightly chunky texture from some pineapple not getting pureed fully, is really pleasant. Thank you for sharing your recipes, QJB! I'm sure I'll be trying many, many more of them! :D"
"It is excellent I will make again.I went by the recipe and it turned out perfect."