What to do with all of these fresh peaches I found over the weekend?
I picked up about 8 very large peaches this week and decided to use them for some simple Peach Jam made with no sugar. I am always trying to find recipes that I can substitute the white sugar to make it more healthy for us, and this turned out really well.
Here’s my recipe:
- 8-10 large peaches
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups of honey (to taste)
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 teas of butter
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon (or 3 tbls of lemon juice)
Peel and chop peaches and combine with all ingredients in a large pan. Bring to a low simmer for 1-2 hours. Let them cook down and become thick. Ladle into jars and water bath for 10 minutes.
I purchased this Power Cooker and use it for canning. It works like a charm and it’s so much easier than the water bath method when you are doing small batches. If I was going to make a lot of something, I would still bring out the big canner, but this one is the perfect size for smaller batches of canning and might be a great way to get started for a newbie in canning.