Preserves - Peach Homemade
- 4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 package powdered pectin
- 5 cups sugar
- 6 half-pint jars
In a large stock pot, combine peaches, lemon juice, and pectin. Bring to a boil over high heat until bubbles form over surface, stirring constantly. Add sugar and boil for an additional minute, constantly stirring. Remove from heat and skim foam from surface.
Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot. Using tongs, transfer lids, rings, and jars to water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove, using tongs, and let drain on towel.
Fill sterilized jars with hot jam, leaving ½” headspace. Place lids on jars and secure until finger tight. Wipe sides of jars clean and process in boiling water for 5 minutes. Once jars have cooled, secure lids and store in cool, dark place for up to a year.