Peach Jam and Freezing Peaches

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4 Responses

  1. Meagan says:

    Peaches are in season but the weather is so hot that I don’t want to can right now. Is it possible to freeze the peaches and use them for jam in a month or two when my kitchen wont be 100 degrees?

    • Nana says:

      Hi Meagan, I’ve never tried that, but the Kraft people say this on their website for Certo crystals: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/certo-peach-freezer-jam-169256.aspx
      “To use frozen fruit when making jam, thaw (do not drain) and measure as for fresh fruit. Use only frozen fruit with no added sugar.”

      I know that peaches will lose a lot of their juice when frozen and thawed, so make sure to use both fruit and juice. Also, the quality of frozen peaches is better when some sugar is added to the peaches before freezing. I would measure out both the fruit and, say, half of the sugar, and freeze them both together. Then when your house is cooler, pull the peaches out, and the other half of the sugar plus the rest of the ingredients, and proceed with the recipe. If you do this, I’d like to know how it turns out. Good luck!

  2. otillia says:

    This was very good advise to me, I am just now learning to freeze and can foods. I was not taught this growing up. Thank You

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