We were lucky enough to get to pick these peaches straight from the trees from Eckert’s Orchard last weekend! YUMM
Perfect and easy peach freezer jam.
- 3 cups fresh peaches about 2 lbs. fully ripe peaches
- 4 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 box Sure Jell Fruit Pectin
Have ready clean plastic or glass containers and lids.
Peel and pit peaches. Finely chop or pulse fruit in a food processor until diced. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared peaches into large bowl. Add sugar and lemon juice; mix well. Let mixture stand for 10 min., stirring occasionally.
In the mean time, mix water and pectin in a small saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 min. Add boiling pectin/water to the peach mixture and stir continuously for 3 min. or until sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy.
Immediately fill your glass or plastic containers, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe rim of jars clean and cover with lids.
Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
Once 24 hours has passed you may store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.