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Caramelized Peach Jam

As I don’t want the peach season to come to an end, I make jam so we can enjoy them for the rest of the year. Though this is not a normal jam, it is a caramelized one.
Course Canned & Jam
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 jars
Calories 1319kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 kg peaches I use the yellow variety
  • 2 kg castor sugar
  • lemon zest
  • rhubarb optional

Instructions

  • Before starting with the peach jam, put all the glass containers in the dishwasher with a cycle at high temperature so they will be sterilized and ready to be filled once the jam is ready.
    sterilizing jars in the dishwasher
  • Peel the peaches and cut them in small pieces. Place them in a pan to cook at medium heat and bring to boil, stirring every once in a while. Let them cook for 20 minutes. Optional : since I had them at hand, I added some small rhubarb stems from the garden
  • Add the sugar to the peaches and cook for another hour, stirring to make sure it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove any foam with a ladle
  • You will know when the jam is ready by pouring a small quantity on a dish and when you tilt the dish at 45 ° it does not move.
  • Since I like it caramelized, sometime I let it cook until it becomes very dark. Not always
  • Fill the jars and clean the edges of any residue. Seal them carefully.
  • Turn them upside down and let them cool completely.
  • Don’t forget to label them “Peach jam”, with the month and year they were made. Store them in the pantry, or in a dark cupboard.

Notes

Nutrition facts per jar:
Calories 1320 calories per serving
Fat 0 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 340 gr per serving
Proteins 1 gr per serving
Sugar 339 gr per serving
Sodium 3 mg per serving
Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely
PIN FOR LATER:
The pectin is used to reduce the cooking time, preserving the natural vitamins from the fruit. Though I prefer caramelized peach jam recipe no pectin. #yourguardianchef #jam #preserve