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Megans Cookin: Lemony Peach Jam With Just A Hint Of Basil

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lemony Peach Jam With Just A Hint Of Basil

I just got back from vacation and only have a week
(actually,.. less now)
before school starts, which means
back to work for me.
Someone has to feed those kiddos!

Anyway, I signed up for a jam exchange and it was always in the back of my mind
all through vacation.

Gotta get some jam made.
Gotta get some jam made.

I'm glad to report, I got some jam made!

And boy, am I happy with the outcome!

I found some peaches at the supermarket on sale for 98 cents a pound.
They were nice and ripe and begging me to turn them into jam.
I wanted to make my Vanilla Spiced Peach Jam that I made last summer because it was so stinking good,
but I also wanted to try something new.

I was thinking of thyme or lavender, but opted for basil in my peach jam. As any good food blogger would do, I did a little goggling and came across this recipe. So I adapted it to my taste and came up with this tantalizing treat.

I Gotta get some MORE jam made!

This stuff is terrific.

Lemony Peach Jam with Basil
5 cups of peeled sliced peaches
1/4 cup water
4 Cups sugar
juice and zest from 1 lemon
5 fresh basil sprigs
Cook peaches and and water for 10 minutes.
Add the sugar, lemon, and basil.
Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mash with a fruit or potato masher while boiling. . Continue to stir increasingly as fruit cooks. When fruit starts to seem to adhere to pan bottom between stirrings, the jam is ready to can. Remove basil stems and leaves, and can as usual.

I got 4 half pint jars and little bit extra that I ate on toast! :)

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Blogger April said...

Girl, this looks so good!!

August 11, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger tinyskillet said...

This sounds so good. I love peach and apricot jam. What jam would you use Lavender in? That sounds good too. I wish I knew how to make jam.

August 11, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Sounds good! It wasn't until I started blogging that I realized I like jam, jellies,and preserved.

August 11, 2009 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Coleens Recipes said...

I'm going into jam mode too. Yours looks excellent (especially on that toast).

August 12, 2009 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Megan, this would make any breakfast special!! Oh the myriad of uses....

August 12, 2009 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger Nic said...

I really like that combination!

August 12, 2009 at 5:11 AM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

What a delicious jam idea!

August 12, 2009 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

So fun!! I bet it tasted great! I just went peach picking this am... now I'm back for a half day of work LOL. Can't wait to make some peach jam!!

August 12, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

I love the combination. Your jars look like they contain liquid jewels. This sounds really great.

August 12, 2009 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger theUngourmet said...

What a great flavor combo! I know I would love this! Nice job!

August 12, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

This sounds absolutely terrific. Id love it slathered on some toast with butter. They would look adorable in gift baskets.

August 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds AMAZING!! I love the addition of something savory and unexpected, like that basil!

August 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

its so fantastic that you made your own jam. What a delicious sounding flavour.

August 13, 2009 at 12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This jam sounds fantastic! I love your addition of basil, excellent!

August 13, 2009 at 4:20 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Gorgeous! FIG jam is on my list this summer :)

August 13, 2009 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I made ginger preserves a few months ago, but I wish I had seen your post prior - as homemade jams, jellies and preserves aren't a usual for me. I LOVE the hint of basil with the peach and I could eat that stuff straight from every one of your beautiful jars!

August 13, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Juliana said...

Peach jam with basil? Sounds fantastic...really would like to try it! Nice pictures as well.

August 13, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Your jam looks great. I have yet to try jam making. :-(

August 13, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger My Little Space said...

Ooo..Megan, this sounds great! I mean Lemony Peach Jam and I love the sound of it. I just found the homemade pectin recipe from Diana Bauman. Now, I can make my own! Tq, Tq, Tq....

August 14, 2009 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Thanks for the great post Megan! I have linked to your basil recipe in my basil post today :)

August 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Don't forget we are doing a jam swap in Sept:) I have to try this:)

August 14, 2009 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

What a great combination of flavors... this looks really delicious.

August 15, 2009 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

I've been wanting to try peach jam for awhile. You think I could sub apricots or even half peach, half apricot? Lavender, eh. I once had lavender ice cream. Kinda tasted like soap lol

August 16, 2009 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Sounds great but Jam making still scares me. Im always afraid I will get some one sick.

August 18, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

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