Friday, July 8, 2016

Jamming out ~ Strawberry Peach Jam

 
 boy,  did I make a mistake by picking up a little Taste Of Home cookbook the other day.  I've been in the kitchen creating ever since.
 
One of the first things that popped out at me was this easy Strawberry Peach Jam recipe'.  As soon as I read it,  I knew that I had to make some.
And I don't even like peaches.   
 
 
 
 But first,  before I get to the recipe,
Aren't these pictures gorgeous?
My oldest daughter gave me her little cannon power-shot to use for blogging,
and I am impressed at what nice photos it takes.
 
 
 
 Plus, it's doesn't hurt that red and teal ( and Polka dots)
are my favorite colors .
 
 
Also..   dang it,  of course it was after I chopped the peaches,
that I read that the peaches were supposed to be peeled first.
Oops.
I won't tell if you don't tell.
 

 
Doesn't it look delicious?
Because it is!!!!! 
 
It is so incredibly good!!!!

 
So good that I've had like 14 pieces of toast and jam already.
 


  

Ingredients

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1-1/4 cups finely chopped peeled peaches
1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
5 cups sugar

Directions

  Rinse five 1-cup freezer-safe containers/jars and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.                                                                    
In a large saucepan, mix strawberries, peaches and pectin; bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from heat; skim off any foam. 
 Fill containers to within 1/2-in. of tops. Wipe off edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. 
 Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 12 months. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving. Yield: about 5 cups.
 
 

 
Of course I had to get out the glue gun and embellish my jars a little.
The ribbon is so pretty against the glass.
 
With some of the extra ingredients I made some plain peach jam
which is also delicious!
( who knew that peach tastes so good!!!)
 
I hope that you enjoyed the photos and recipe,
I sure had fun putting it together.
I am so happy to be back blogging again.
 
Have a wonderful weekend friends.
Paul and I are off on a road trip tomorrow.
See y'all soon!!
 
xo
Leslie 
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

  1. Yum, yum! That jam has a beautiful color. Those would make nice gifts!

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  2. I just realized that I didn't add your new blog to my Feedly account, so I'm catching up on your last few posts. Love the painting projects and LOVE the boat pics! You are so blessed to live near a lake. I wish we had a huge body of water near us! I would be there everyday. I'm thankful for where I live and wouldn't trade it for anything, but I do love the water.

    And. . . thanks for sharing this recipe. I really like peach jam, but never thought to combine strawberries and peaches. I will be copying this for sure:)

    Loving your new blog!

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  3. Yammie !!!....❤️❤️❤️...love Ria x

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  4. Oh my gosh, Leslie! Your jam sounds delicious, I would've never considered combining strawberries and peaches. Love all that red and those fancy little jars, very cute and I'm sure it makes the jam taste even better.
    Way to go! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  5. Love the new blog:) You made me hungry! Have a blessed day dear Leslie, HUGS!

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  6. Looks pretty good!
    Not a peach fan either. But it sounds pretty easy.

    Love the borders around your pics.

    Have fun on your trip!!

    M : )

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  7. Oh lovely Leslie!! It is so good to read your thoughts again ☺️❤️ I am definitely going to make this jam this summer xxx

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