Making your own freezer jam can be quick and fun!
The combinations are endless, delicious, aromatic and rewarding. It a great and quick way to capture summer's bounty to enjoy in the middle of winter.
The basic recipe is :
3 cups prepared fruit (about 2 lb. ripe peaches)
4-1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
3/4 cup water
1 box SUREJELL Fruit Pectin (found in most grocery stores)
Peel and pit, then chop peaches.
Measure exactly 3 cups peaches into large bowl.
Add sugar and lemon juice; mix well.
Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mix water and pectin in small saucepan. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly.
Continue boiling and stirring 1 minute.
Add to peach mixture; stir 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
Add spices quickly. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
Jam is now ready to use.
Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year.
Thaw in refrigerator before using.