I do not enjoy fighting the supermarket crowd on Friday evening. No. Not only the on sale items are the ‘hot buys’ that deplete quickly, but the line waiting is a test to my patience and frankly, that is not one of my best trait. 😛 So, I prefer to grocery shop in the morning and late afternoon before the traffic rush. I got off work early one afternoon and decided to see what the supermarket had to offer. I traipsed down the aisles and discovered a pack of overripe peaches sold with a discounted price. They were bruised, but still looked edible. Like a light bulb instigated over my head, why not make peach jam?!
Last night was my ‘jamming’ session. 🙂 I skinned the fruits (about seven peaches), took out the pits and placed the cut up flesh to stew along with sugar (1.5 cups) in a pot. A squirt of lemon juice and a pinch of ginger powder (optional), simmered over low heat for about half an hour or until the liquid started to glisten. I spooned the jam into clean mason jars (or use clean pasta sauce jar or reuse your old jam jars), then cool before stored in the fridge.
Breakfast agenda – a spoonful (or two) over a whole wheat roll.
Mission accomplished. Hope my friends who I gifted two jars to would enjoy them. This jam would accompany quite well with proteins, such as fish, chicken, pork, or stir into your oatmeal as a natural sweetener.
How would you use this homemade jam? 🙂