Perfect Peaches and Pears (Refrigerator Jam)
Some recipes for freezer jelly use cornstarch as a thickener. Cornstarch, however, lends the jelly a completely different texture, so this recipe relies on pectin.
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 10 CUPS
- 3 ripe pears, not mushy
- 3 small ripe peaches
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange peel
- 1 teaspoon lemon peel
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated gingerroot
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 pouch dry pectin
Peel the pears and peaches and dice them.
Combine pears, peaches, juice, orange and lemon peels, and ginger in a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until the fruit is fully tender.
Add sugar and water and bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Add pectin and boil for 1 minute more.
Remove from heat and cool slightly before transferring to freezer containers. Leave ½" headspace. Use within 3 months.