Its peach season here and I knew the perfect thing that I wanted to make. I came across this strawberry peach jam recipe and have been dying to make it. Last weekend my friend and I took our kids to a local farm where they have an orchard of peaches and let them run wild picking the ones that they thought were just right. When we got home my daughter was so excited to make this jam. This is super easy to make and super delicious on a warm slice of homemade bread! Perfect for the summertime!
Strawberry Peach Freezer Jam
1 1/4 Cup Crushed Strawberries
2 Cups finely chopped peaches
1/4 Cup lemon juice
1 (2oz) box MCP Pectin
4 1/2 Cups sugar
1 Cup light corn syrup
Wash your strawberries and peaches. Peel the skin off of your peaches and cut the greens off of the strawberries. You can mash your fruit with a potato masher or put in the blender for a few seconds. You don't want to puree your fruit completely since jam is supposed to have some small chunks of fruit in it.
Measure the EXACT amount of fruit and lemon juice that the recipe call for and place in a large bowl. Add in the 2 oz box of MCP pectin. Stir every 5 minutes for 30 minutes until the pectin has dissolved. Mix in 1 cup of light corn syrup then gradually add in the 4 1/2 cups of sugar. Stir until dissolved. Pour jam into washed containers leaving a half inch space for expansion in the freezer. Make sure they are freezer safe! Allow jam to sit on the counter at room temperature for 24 hours while it sets. Store in the fridge for 3 weeks or in the freezer for 1 year. Recipe calls for 7 cups.
Note- Do not substitute other pectin's for this recipe. Only use the MCP brand. Not doing this will result in your jam not fully setting. Also using substitute sugars or lessoning the amount of sugar will also result in your jam not fully setting.
Check out these CUTE peach pickers! Couldn't have made this jam without their wonderful help!
recipe from chef-in-training.com