I love making jam. As I have become more comfortable with the procedure I have begun to create my own recipes. My strawberry apricot jam was a big hit amongst friends so I decided to continue pursuing different combinations. Good ol Georgia peaches are abundant at the fruit stand now which my decision pretty easy. In this jam I used peaches, white wine, and lemon. I am pretty pleased with the outcome! The jam is sweet and light. I enjoy mixing it with other jams. Oh yes, and since I was already baking I decided to make some homemade buttermilk biscuits.
Ingredients: 4 c of peaches, 4 c of sugar, 1 tbsp of pectin, 8 tbsp of white wine, 3 tbsp of lemon juice
I bought a cheap white wine that is said to “compliment fruit.” Get buck wild and choose whatever wine you want!
First, rinse and then pit each peach. You can cube them if you want, however it’s not necessary because of the food processor.
Place peaches in food processor and blend until smooth. It is okay if there are a few chunks in the mix.
blend until smooth
Once the peaches are blended you can add the sugar. You may add the sugar while it’s in the mixture or once you transfer it to your pot.
mix well with fruit
Once the sugar is mixed in, place mixture into a large pot and bring to a boil. Once at a boil add pectin and wine.
pectin makes the jam gel
Bring heat to a simmer and stir for about 10 minutes. There will be a film at the top, this is okay because you will skim it off prior to jarring.
Prior to jarring use a spoon to take off the foam
To check if mixture is finished take one tablespoon and place it on a flat surface. Give the jam a few seconds to see if it becomes jelly like. If it does, start jarring!
funnels make life easier
Pour the mixture into a jar quickly. The jar will be hot so be careful! Once all contents are in, wipe the mouth of the jar with a wet paper towel and seal. Let the jam set at room temp for 12 hours or so before transferring it to the fridge. You can freeze your jam for up to 3 months if you choose not to consume it immediately.
I whipped up some biscuits to accompany the jam because were having “breakfast for dinner.” I love those kind of nights.
from scratch... and delicious!