"My great Auntie Doris passed down this old farmhouse recipe, made with very simple ingredients, for a fresh and delicious peach jam. It is wonderful on toast, oatmeal or ice-cream." — TJ & Doc
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This is similar to a family recipe I make every year, but here are a few tips: the combination of peaches and oranges should not exceed 4 cups or it won't set, as someone already found out (their peaches were too big, i bet). Also, add some grated orange zest and 1/4 slivered almonds and you get more of a marmalade that can't be beat.
Though others have raved about it mine did not come out well. It tastes completely orange with no hint of peach at all. I made sure that it was 4 cups worth of peaches like a previous poster said. And I would highly recommend using pectin because mine still was syrupy.
Too syrupy? Once fruit is transparent (ready), transfer it with a slotted spoon to another bowl. Simmer on LOW, the syrup until thickened to your preference. Place fruit back in, stir and bring to proper heat and then place in jars. This goes for any jam/preserve recipe.
The bad news is that the mixture never thickened like jam usually does. It just stayed runny. The good news is that now I have some delicious peach syrup for pancakes,waffles,and ice cream. I guess every disaster has a silver lining.
Nice fresh-tasting jam. Really easy to make and not too overpoweringly like marmalade. My family really liked it.
Followed the recipe but added 3 very tart apples and simmered gently for 2 1/2 hours. Peeled the oranges though as I didn't want marmelade. Tested the jam by taking a spoonful on a cold plate and found it felt and tasted like like jam.
The Jam set well, no issues there. I read somewhere that if you cook it too long, it will not turn out well. I cooked it for about 45 mins to 1 hour. Set perfectly. What I wasn't crazy about was the orange peel. It made it a little bitter and it tasted so much like orange not enough peach. I even cut the oranges down to 3. That is why it has 3 stars. Next time I might try it along with a teaspoon of Lemon juice and one apple for the pectin.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Auntie Doris's Peach Jam
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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