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If you crave something sweet on your whole wheat toast and prefer a more home-made jam/jelly, this Peach Freezer Jam is a good one for when peaches are in season in the summer time. Six jars can go a long way at only 1 tablespoon per serving. So just think about it, less than 1 hour to prepare, and we have delicious home made peach jam for a year! Wholesome and good for you if you crave a touch of sweet in the morning, and, are on a mission to reduce calories.

Makes six 8-ounce jars

Ingredients:

  • 5 to 6 ripe peaches, pitted and quartered
  • 1 3/4cups unsweetened white grape or apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1.75-ounce package “no sugar needed” fruit pectin
  • Sugar to taste, optional

Directions:

Chop peaches in a food processor and measure out 3 cups.

Place white grape or apple juice, lemon zest and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in pectin until it is completely dissolved. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a full rolling boil (a boil that cannot be “stirred down”), stirring frequently. Boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Immediately stir in the chopped peaches. Stir vigorously for 1 minute. If using sugar, now is the time to stir it in.

Divide the jam among six 8-ounce canning jars, leaving at least ½ inch of space between the top of the jam and the top of the jar as the jam expands as it freezes. Cover with lids and let the jam stand at room temperature for about 24 hours until set. Store jars in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving – 1 Tablespoon Calories: 13
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat og
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 3g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 0g

 

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