Sugar rations are running low here in Mavisland… I just emptied the last of my 25lb sugar bag into my glass canister. Now what? I.Must.Have.Sugar. And now that I think about it… How does one grow sugar? Can you grow sugar in Washington state?
Thyhand left me a comment the other day saying she made peach jam. And since peaches were on sale for .99lb at Albertsons I decided I too needed some peach jam. Mostly because I’m a total copy cat… and also I just don’t have enough to do around here. Plus… get this… peach jam is super easy to make.
All you do is dice 4 cups of ripe peaches (no skins) and set aside.
Then you’ll need 2Tbs. of fresh lemon juice… and you’ll set that aside too. By the way that lemon cost me .50! With prices that high… I’m thinking maybe I ought to invest in a lemon tree.
Okay… so then you’ll add a box of pectin and 1/2 tablespoon of butter (to prevent foaming) and bring to a boil.
And 5 cups of sugar… then you’ll stir. And continue to stir until the mixture gets nice and bubbly.
Then you’ll tell to your daughter to take pictures of you… Maybe you’ll even have to bribe her with an iTunes gift card (pour it into 1/2 pint jars)…
Place a lid on top…
Add a band… And boil in your canner for 10 minutes… Well if you live in Seattle. If you don’t live in Seattle you’ll have to boil it for longer. (1,ooo-3,000 ft 15 min. 3,001-6,000 ft 20 min, 6,000-8,000 ft 25 min, 8,000-10,000 ft 30 minutes… Hey who the heck lives above 8,000 ft besides Mountain Goats? Seriously).
I plan on using the extra jam on pancakes tomorrow morning…
And there you have it. How to make peach jam. 🙂
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