Ginger-Peach Jam Recipe
Crystallized ginger adds a tasty bite to this sweet peach jam. Reduce the amount of sugar if your peaches are really ripe.
This is a great jam for peaches that are not picture-perfect but nice and ripe. Combined with ginger and amaretto liqueur, the peach jam tastes divine.
I have made this jam on several occasions and just finished a batch so I thought I'd write a review. It is the best ever jam and pretty easy, however, the prep time takes longer than 10 minutes! It takes 10 minutes just to boil the water in order to dunk the peaches in for peeling! Also, no time is allotted to the canning process, which is time consuming since you have a huge pot of water to boil prior to sterilizing all your jars and utensils. Bottom line, this jam takes a couple of hours start to finish and more if you're doubling the recipe, but worth every minute of it! Note on doubling the recipe: Do not triple or quadruple recipe unless you have industrial size pots!
I followed the recipe exactly. At first I thought there was too much syrup so I didn’t fill the jars completely. I used almost all the pieces of fruit and then filled the jars to 1/4” from the top. When o put the knife around the edges to remove any air bubbles everything sort of mixed a bit. Bottom line - it was fine and tasted as good as I had hoped!
Fresh peaches are cooked down with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice into a spiced jam that will be a welcome addition to the breakfast table.
I took the suggestion from a previous review and only used 3 cups of sugar. This was the first time I’ve used crystallized ginger and I must say it was a perfect compliment to the peach flavor!! I used the 1/4 cup initially, but because I love ginger so much....ended up using the entire 2oz bottle (bought at Target). This one s a great recipe!! Will definitely be making it again! Sad I only got 4 jars...my peaches weren’t that big but still flavorful!
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