|Photo Credit: Michelle @Sweet Treats & Inspiration|
The peaches on our peach tree are starting to ripen, and it's one of my favorite times of the year! It's time to make freezer jam, cobblers, smoothies, and so much more! Freezer jam is so easy to make, and takes no time at all -- it's definitely a great way to go, since you can avoid the canning process, if you're short on time, or just looking for ways to simplify things. It's also a great gift to share with family, friends, and neighbors.
|Photo Credit: Michelle @ Sweet Treats & Inspiration|
- 2 lbs peaches (enough to make 3 cups of mashed peaches)
- 4 1/2 C Sugar
- 1 Box Sure Jell (can use other brand but check their instructions)
- 2 T Lemon Juice
In sauce pot, place 3/4 C Water. Add fruit pectin (Sure Jell). Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil for one minute. Pour into fruit mixture. Stir well until all sugar is dissolved.
Pour into clean 8 ounce jars (or plastic containers of choice) and leave 1 inch head space (instructions on package say leave 1/2 inch but most recipes say leave one so I go with tradition here). Using a damp paper towel, wipe around rim and sides of jar to remove any residue. Place lids on jars and let sit at room temperature for twenty four hours. After that time, place in freezer until ready to use. Store opened jars you are using in the fridge.
NOTE: Freezer jam cannot be stored at room temperature.