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Friday, August 23, 2019

Brandied Spiced Peach Jam

Brandied Spiced Peach Jam is a great "summer meets fall" kind of jam. The sweetness of the peaches and schnapps, combined with the brown sugar and spices, are a match made in heaven.

It is reminiscent of all the flavors of fall, using a sweet summer peach. Use this jam on toast or biscuits, topped on pancakes, waffles and pound cake, or heat some up and pour over vanilla ice cream. Brandied Spiced Peach Jam is also an excellent basting sauce or accompaniment for roasted pork loin, leg of lamb, or ham.

Ohhhhhh laaaaa laaaaaaa!! 

8 cups peeled, chopped peaches
1 box Sure-Jell (powdered pectin)
1 tsp butter (to reduce foaming)
1/2 cup Peach Schnapps + 1 tbls more to add to each jar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
2 cups brown sugar
8 cups granulated sugar

Combine peaches, Sure-Jell, butter, peach schnapps, cinnamon and allspice in a large stock pot. Heat over medium-high to high heat, stirring to prevent sticking, until mixture comes to a boil.

Add sugar all at once and return to a rolling boil (one that doesn't stop while stirring). Boil hard one minute. Remove from heat and ladle into prepared canning jars leaving just slightly less than 1/4-inch head-space. Top each jar with 1 tablespoon Peach Schnapps. Wipe jars and top with lids and bands.

Process jars in boiling water bath or steam canner 10 minutes.

Remove jars and allow to cool 24 hours on a kitchen towel on your counter-top. Jars are sealed when button on top of lid is fully depressed and won't move up or down.

Store in pantry up to one year.

Yield: 10-12 - half-pint jars


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