I love peaches especially Ontario peaches in the summer so sweet and juicy! This year our peaches are slim due to the early spring and frost afterwards. I love peaches when they are a bit soft and really juicy, my son likes them hard and a bit unripe. The perfect peach for jam is the soft and juicy ones.
I had made a batch of peach freezer jam last year but the peaches were not juicy enough, in fact they were a bit dry. The sugar too didn’t dissolve, same problem with a batch of raspberry jam I made in July! I learned my lesson and will only make jam with Redpath sugar! Not sure what its equivalent is in the States, what every sugar you get make sure its really fine.
The jam turned out perfect this time! The peaches were ripe & juicy, the sugar fine..yes finally a good peach freezer jam!
Will be good in the freezer for at least a year, and in the fridge for 3 weeks.
What you will need:
- 3 cups mashed but textured peeled peaches
- 5 cups sugar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Package Certo ( follow instructions)
Rinse peaches and peel, cut and then lightly mash peaches I used about 7 peaches. Combine with sugar and let stand for 10 minutes.
Add in the prepared Certo and lemon juice stir for 3 minutes. Pour into prepared jars or freezer containers, cover with lids and leave at room temperature for 24 hours or until set, then freeze!