Taking full advantage of our recently acquired plethora of peaches, we knew making peach jam was essential. While we love the standard flavors, we wanted to try a new flavor profile: Peach Basil. It was a risky move with a delicious pay-off. Full recipe below!
Peach Basil Jam
4 cups of peeled and diced peaches
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. butter
1/2 C. finely chopped basil
1 pkg. powdered pectin
5 1/2 C. granulated sugar
Combine the diced peaches with lemon juice and basil in a large pot. Cover peaches with pectin and mix together. Over high heat, add butter and bring to a boil for one minute. After one minute of a rolling boil, add the granulated sugar and mix into peaches. Bring mixture back to a boil for another minute or so.
Ladle the peach mixture, wipe edges and seal with a canning lid. Let it cool and then refrigerate. Spread over buttered homemade bread, crackers with cream cheese, marinate your favorite protein, use as a chutney, and enjoy!
*no small fries were harmed in the making of this jam. we were right by them every step of the way!*
TiffanySeptember 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm
Oh i’m so excited to see more from your darling blog! I can’t wait to try this jam and go build a fort with my boys!
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 2:54 am
Thanks for reading, we’re happy you’re here!
Jessica FarrowSeptember 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm
Sounds divine! How much butter does this call for?
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 2:54 am
Sorry it got left out somehow! 1 Tablespoon. Thanks for reading!
JeminahSeptember 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm
*refrigerate*, spell check, anyone?
other than that, nice site. and i like the variety of topics.
Small FrySeptember 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm
thanks for catching that! we changed it. come back for more and we promise to spell check more closely 🙂
MeganSeptember 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm
looks yummy! will have to try it with my little 🙂
Lexy | The Proper PinwheelSeptember 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Found you via Melanie Burke and love. it. What a lovely new blog to follow. No kiddos for us yet, but I can’t wait to follow along! 🙂
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 3:02 am
Any friend of Melanie’s is a friend of ours! Thanks for reading.
AshlySeptember 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm
So excited for you all and this new blog. It is absolutely darling. I love everything about it and can’t wait to read more!
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 2:57 am
Thanks Ashly, we’re so happy you’re here!
heather jSeptember 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Found my way to your blog and I love what you have so far. Will def. be reading. This jam sounds delish!
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 2:58 am
The jam is crazy good. Let us know if you make it!
TashaSeptember 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Very cute blog! I love the pictures. Who takes them and what gear do they use?
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 2:49 am
Nicole Christensen takes our pictures and she uses a Nikon d300 with a 50 mm 1.4 lens. Thanks for reading!
AmySeptember 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm
Hi – beautifully done site. Looking forward to more.
You mentioned in the directions to “add butter” – how much?
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 2:46 am
Just a tablespoon! Thanks for catching that it’s missing.
MarianaSeptember 27, 2012 at 12:06 am
I can t wait To follow
Congrats from brazil!
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 3:00 am
Thanks Mariana! So happy to have you!
Sue PurbSeptember 27, 2012 at 3:51 am
I love this recipe! But instead of peaches I use beef and instead of lemon juice I use goats milk! My cats love it!
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 8:30 am
We’ve heard goat’s milk is best for cats, so good job!
Michelle BotkinSeptember 27, 2012 at 10:16 am
I love this. Not only adorable.. But reminds me to let the kids help more often 🙂 memories are worth the mess . So excited for this blog!
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm
It’s so true. It’s hard to give up control, but they had a blast sprinkling that basil in!
CynthiaSeptember 27, 2012 at 11:56 am
I love this new blog!! Amazing recipe and your kiddos are SO cute! Your daughter stirring the jam is priceless!
Small FrySeptember 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm
We got some heat for that one! We were standing right there, promise! Haha. We think they’re pretty cute too.
VictoriaJune 25, 2013 at 11:03 am
Hi, what size mason jars are those?
kateJuly 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm
what is the processing time for this jam?
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