Fresh peaches hit the Connecticut farmers markets and produce isles in July and August, which are also peach-picking months. While the season is short, residents of our Stamford apartments can enjoy this mouthwatering freezer jam all year long.
The following recipe is sure to impress your pickiest eater–and it's so easy, anyone can go from start to finish in less than an hour, including cleanup time.
Peach Freezer Jam
Gather & Prepare Ingredients
Wash, peel, and pit 2 pounds of fresh peaches (five medium fruit); measure 2 ¼ cups into a large mixing bowl.
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of lemon juice over prepared fruit.
Gently stir in 4 ½ cups sugar. Let rest 10 minutes.
Clean & Sterilize Storage Containers
Wash five 8-ounce plastic storage jars with lids, such as Ball® Plastic Freezer Jars, or five half-pint glass canning jars with new lids and rings in warm soapy water. Rinse with very hot, clear water and allow to air dry.
Convert Fruit to Jam
Create a preserving solution by combining ¾-cup water and 6 tablespoons Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin in a small saucepan (or follow your favorite brand's package directions). Bring the mixture to a full boil, stirring constantly. Continue stirring, and boil hard for one additional minute after the mixture reaches a stage where you cannot stir down the boil. Pour hot liquid over the fruit mixture and stir by hand for three minutes.
Using a ladle and a funnel if necessary to avoid splashing, fill containers, leaving ½-inch headspace. Do not overfill jars. Wipe any drips from container, cover with lids and rings, and store in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours before serving.
Freezer jam stays fresh in the refrigerator for three weeks and in the freezer for up to one year. Date your jars when they go into the freezer and again when you move them to the fridge to thaw.
Make Every Day Special With New Surroundings
Serve your special peach topping as a complement for waffles or bake into a braided cream cheese Danish. And, if you dream of cooking in a luxurious apartment home kitchen, contact our team to schedule a tour today.