Autumn Fruit Jam
Half a pound of apples will yield about 1 cup of chopped apples. Use 2 small apples or 1 large apple to get half a pound of chopped fruit.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS ABOUT 6 CUPS
4 cups peaches
1 cup plums
1 cup apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice
5 cups sugar
½ cup water
Peel peaches, and apples, and chop. Chop plums.
Combine fruit and water then cook, slowly, until tender, about 15 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and sugar.
Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until thick, about 35 minutes, stirring frequently.
Pour into hot sterilized jars.
Choose Your Peaches
The red blush on the skin indicates variety, not ripeness. Rather, a ripe peach will give off a “peachy” aroma when gently squeezed. Ripe peaches are best stored in the refrigerator in a single layer as they will keep best if not on top of each other. They are best used within a week. Ripen firm peaches at room temperature, but not in direct sunlight.