Canning Recipes




Spiced Blueberry-Peach Jam Without Added Pectin
Ingredients:
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method


Cooking Directions:
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4 cups chopped or ground peaches - (abt 4 lbs
peaches)
4 cups blueberries - (abt 1 qt fresh blueberries
or 2 10-oz pkgs unsweetened frozen
berries)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup water
5 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon whole clove
1/4 teaspoon whole allspice

To prepare fruit. Sort and wash fully ripe peaches; peel and remove pits.
Chop or grind peaches.

Sort, wash, and remove any stems from fresh blueberries. Thaw frozen
berries.

To make jam. Measure fruits into a kettle; add lemon juice and water.
Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add sugar and salt; stir well. Add spices tied in cheesecloth. Boil
rapidly, stirring constantly, to 9 degrees above the boiling point of
water (221 degrees) or until the mixture thickens.

Remove from heat; take out spices. Skim. Fill and seal containers.
Process 5 minutes in boiling water. Remove jars; cool and store.

This recipe yields 6 or 7 half-pint jars.





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