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Pretty Peach Jam

This homemade jam has been a favorite in my family for as long as I can remember. It's a delicious medley of fruits, including peaches, cherries, pineapple and orange. —Theresa Beckman, Inwood, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    13 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 medium peaches, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 small unpeeled navel orange, cut into wedges
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 12 maraschino cherries
  • 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 packages (1-3/4 ounces each) powdered fruit pectin
  • 10 cups sugar

Directions

  • Rinse thirteen 1-cup plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
  • In a blender or food processor, cover and process fruits and cherry juice in batches until smooth. Transfer to a large stockpot; stir in pectin and bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar and return to a rolling boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat. Immediately fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers. Immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
  • Jam is now ready to use. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 88 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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