Auntie Doris's Peach Jam

Auntie Doris's Peach Jam

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"My great Auntie Doris passed down this old farmhouse recipe, made with very simple ingredients, for a fresh and delicious peach jam. It is wonderful on toast, oatmeal or ice-cream."

Ingredients 11 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 103 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the peaches into a large bowl. Scrub the oranges then chop into pieces - including the peel. This is easiest done in a food processor so you don't lose as much juice. Transfer to the bowl with the peaches. Stir in sugar, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, pour the entire contents of the bowl into a large pot. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Make sure the heat is low enough, or the jam will burn and stick to the bottom of the pot. This does not need to come to a rolling boil.
  3. While the jam simmers, sterilize your jars in boiling water for at least 5 minutes, and keep hot. Prepare new lids according to the manufacturer's instructions. Ladle the jam into the jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. Wipe the rims with a clean damp cloth or paper towel, and seal with lids and rings. Process according to guidelines suggested by your local extension.
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This is similar to a family recipe I make every year, but here are a few tips: the combination of peaches and oranges should not exceed 4 cups or it won't set, as someone already found out (their peaches were too big, i bet). Also, add some grated orange zest and 1/4 slivered almonds and you get more of a marmalade that can't be beat.


Too syrupy? Once fruit is transparent (ready), transfer it with a slotted spoon to another bowl. Simmer on LOW, the syrup until thickened to your preference. Place fruit back in, stir and bring to proper heat and then place in jars. This goes for any jam/preserve recipe.


The bad news is that the mixture never thickened like jam usually does. It just stayed runny. The good news is that now I have some delicious peach syrup for pancakes,waffles,and ice cream. I guess every disaster has a silver lining.