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Spiced Blueberry-Peach Jam Without Added Pectin


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  • 4 cups chopped or ground peaches - (abt 4 lbs peaches)
  • 4 cups blueberries - (abt 1 qt fresh blueberries or 2 10-oz pkgs unsweetened frozen berries)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole allspice


Servings 6


Step 1

To prepare fruit. Sort and wash fully ripe peaches; peel and remove pits. Chop or grind peaches.

Sort, wash, and remove any stems from fresh blueberries. Thaw frozen berries.

To make jam. Measure fruits into a kettle; add lemon juice and water. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add sugar and salt; stir well. Add spices tied in cheesecloth. Boil rapidly, stirring constantly, to 9 degrees above the boiling point of water (221 degrees) or until the mixture thickens.

Remove from heat; take out spices. Skim. Fill and seal containers. Process 5 minutes in boiling water. Remove jars; cool and store.

This recipe yields 6 or 7 half-pint jars.

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