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Kiki's Spiced Habanero Peach Jam

Kiki's Spiced Habanero Peach Jam

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    7 d 50 m
KIKI810

KIKI810

I developed this recipe when I was low on funds one holiday season and needed an inexpensive gift for family and friends. I now make several batches every years at several peoples request. It has become a huge hit at bake sales as well. Don't be afraid of the fact that it has habanero peppers in the recipe. The heat is very subtle and just adds to the flavor of the jam. It's also great spread over a block of cream cheese served with crackers for an easy appetizer for parties. Try it instead of sugar in your baked bean recipe and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Calories:
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Put peaches in a Dutch oven or soup pot; stir in lemon juice, vanilla bean, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamom.
  2. Place habanero peppers in a blender; top peppers with peach mixture. Blend until mostly smooth; transfer mixture back to the Dutch oven. Stir pectin into peach-habanero pepper mixture; bring to a full rolling boil. Quickly stir white sugar and brown sugar into mixture; return to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  3. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area, and wait 1 to 2 weeks before opening for best results.
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Elaine from Meridian
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Elaine from Meridian

9/8/2014

The first batch I made was good but I couldn't taste the heat at all and it did not thicken up. The next batch I doubled the habaneros to 4 and included the seeds and all using 4 cups of chopped peaches (per the recipe in the pectin for peach jam). It was perfect and a big hit at work. The perfect marriage of heat and sweet.

ANDIALEIGH
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ANDIALEIGH

8/16/2014

Well, I should have paid attention to the "spiced" part. I made this in August when the peaches were ripe and while my husband liked it, it was just too Christmassy tasting to me. Couldn't really taste the peaches at all (and they were fantastic as I peeled and nibbled). Also, the directions say to boil the pectin, add sugar, then boil again. This is the opposite of what the pectin packets say (boil sugar first then add pectin, then boil again), and processing for 15 minutes was too long even at 5,000 feet, so the result is 11 jars of peach habanero sauce. We will use it, but it isn't jellified. Oh, and one final note ... I had never handled habanero peppers before. I didn't wear gloves to de-seed them and about an hour later I scratched my eye with my fingernail. It took an hour of flushing my eyes with saline and milk before the pain went away. Totally my fault, just be careful. Holy cow that was a painful lesson to learn. I will try the recipe again but next time without as much allspice and I will follow the directions on the pectin packs so that these set and will update. Probably next year. Good luck!

yrnldy
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yrnldy

8/13/2014

Delicious! I used 4 Cherry Bomb hot peppers from my garden, and 1 less cup of white sugar. I pureed half the peaches with the peppers in the food processor, mashed the rest, then blended it all together. My peaches ran about 3 to the pound, for those who don't have a food scale handy. I love cardamom, so always have it around. That flavor crept through, just like I had hoped it would. This is a great recipe, and I was happy to supply a photo. Thanks, Kiki!

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