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Monday, July 23, 2012

Peach Banana Jam

I bought a bunch of fresh peaches at the local farmers market over the weekend and decided to try this wonderful jam recipe. The banana helped to slightly cut down the peach flavor and gave this jam a unique twist. I used the food processor to grind up the peaches, it worked like a charm. This will make a nice batch of Jam for you to store or give to your lucky friends. :)

Ingredients
1 dozen medium size peaches (2 1/2 - 3 pounds peaches)
1 medium size greenish banana, chopped
1 pkg. (1 3/4 ounce size) powdered fruit pectin (Sure Jell)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
5 1/2 cups sugar
Directions
Peel, pit and coarsely grind the peaches, and measure 4 cups ground peaches.
In a large pan combine the ground peaches, chopped banana, fruit pectin, and lemon juice, and bring mixture to a full, rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Stir constantly to avoid sticking and burning.
Stir in the sugar, and return the mixture to a full rolling boil.
Boil hard, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring constantly to avoid sticking and burning.
Remove mixture from heat, and quickly skim off the foam with a metal spoon.
Ladle at once into clean, hot jars, leaving 1/4 headspace.
Wipe jar rims, adjust lids.
Process jars with jam in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, starting the timer when the water returns to a boil.
Makes about 6 - 1/2 pint jars of peach jam.

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