Manage your shopping list and search for recipes from across the web at ZipList.com

 
my foodgawker gallery
Thursday
Aug302012

Peach jam and a giveaway!

As a "chick who cans," I received a very cool cleaning kit in the mail from the generous folks at Bon Ami. Certainly you have heard of Bon Ami, the cleaning products company that has been around for more than 125 years. Their products are toxin-free and gentle on the environment. They also smell wonderful (Tangerine Thyme, yum!) and they did a fantastic job of cleaning my jars in preparation for holding peach jam! 

Bon Ami has offered to send one of my readers a cleaning kit, as well!

To be entered to win a Bon Ami cleaning kit (pictured below), leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite flavor of jam/jelly is.

For additional giveaway entries, leave separate comments for any or all of the following:

Follow me on Pinterest.

Follow me on Twitter.

Follow me on Facebook.

Follow my RSS Feed.

I will randomly select a winner Tuesday, September 4th at 9:00 a.m.

I would also love to share with you the peach jam I made last week! I am a huge jam fan, and I have something to tell those of you who have never made it and who are perhaps daunted by the task. It is EASY! Way easier than pie. There is nothing better than homemade jam, and it is a perfect and thoughtful gift for those of you thinking ahead to Christmas. 

First, thoroughly clean seven 8-oz. mason jars.

Pit, peel and coarsely chop 8 large peaches.

In batches, place the peaches in a food processor and pulse until the mixture appears chunky (but is not mushy).

Add the peaches to a medium saucepan, along with:

3 cups sugar

Juice from 1/2 of a lemon

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil, stirring frequently, for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the jam sticks to the back of a spoon.

Pour the jam into the cleaned mason jars and secure with lids. Place the jars in the refrigerator, or freeze.

Good for 4 to 6 weeks in fridge.

Enjoy!

Printable recipe: Peach jam

« Winner of Bon Ami cleaning products announced! | Main | Zucchini fries and seasoned sour cream »

Reader Comments (79)

Blackberry!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAvery K.

I follow you on Facebook.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAvery K.

Plum is my favorite!!! My godmother makes and cans it.....it's amazing!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlaire

I still love grape jelly.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKendyl

I love jam.....any kind. But some of my favorites would be blueberry, rhubarb, peach, strawberry. The best is when you put a thick layer of jam (and butter, of course!) over a piece of of thick-cut ciabatta bread that has been perfectly toasted!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa O.

Cherry!!!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterVedette Telenko

Hmmm, i'd have to say my grandmother's strawberry rhubarb, preferably spread on my mom's homemade bread with fresh butter. That brings back so many memories from childhood!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered Commenter~ callee ~

My mom's strawberry rhubarb jam is definitely my favorite! Every time I go back home to ND I bring some back to Tennessee with me!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan F.

My favorite was strawberry until I was so lucky as to get a jar of your peach jam. This will sound corny and like I am sucking up, but I will say it anyway, that is the best jam I have tasted in years! I am a fan! So peach it is!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

I love orange marmalade.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah C

I Like P&E on Facebook

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah C

I get P&E's feed in my google reader.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah C

I like Blueberry, but now that I think about it I used to get a Strawberry/Rhubarb that was really good. I should try to find that again. Peach is yummy too!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

My favorite jam is strawberry rhubarb.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary Lou

Raspberry!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryB

I follow you on Pinterest.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryB

I like Pip & Ebby on Facebook.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryB

I get Pip & Ebby RSS feed.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryB

I have been alternating between, apricot, raspberry, and peach. I just bought a bushel of fresh peaches and have been by, busy. Eating fresh peaches, baking peach pies, and making jam. Yum!

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Berries- any and all:)

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly K

I follow on Pinterest:)

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Kl

I follow on Facebook

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly K

I am following your feed

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly K

Favorite is plain old grape jelly. :)

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I follow you on Facebook. My favorite flavor of jam/jelly is plum. My grandmother made plum jelly from the plum trees in her backyard for about 20 years. It was the most wonderful jelly, nothing store-bought begins to compare! I took peanut butter and plum jelly sandwiches to school for my lunch for many years. Even though we lived in different states, this was one of the things that always made me feel close to her.

08.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane A.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>