peach basil jam

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!*

Comments

  1. on September 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm said:

    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 Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 2:54 am said:

      Thanks for reading, we’re happy you’re here!

  2. Jessica Farrow:
    on September 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm said:

    Sounds divine! How much butter does this call for?

    • Small Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 2:54 am said:

      Sorry it got left out somehow! 1 Tablespoon. Thanks for reading!

  3. Jeminah:
    on September 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

    *refrigerate*, spell check, anyone?

    other than that, nice site. and i like the variety of topics.

    • Small Fry:
      on September 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm said:

      thanks for catching that! we changed it. come back for more and we promise to spell check more closely :)

  4. on September 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

    looks yummy! will have to try it with my little :)

  5. on September 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm said:

    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! :)

    xo,

    Lexy

    • Small Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 3:02 am said:

      Any friend of Melanie’s is a friend of ours! Thanks for reading.

  6. on September 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

    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 Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 2:57 am said:

      Thanks Ashly, we’re so happy you’re here!

  7. on September 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm said:

    Found my way to your blog and I love what you have so far. Will def. be reading. This jam sounds delish!

    • Small Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 2:58 am said:

      The jam is crazy good. Let us know if you make it!

  8. Tasha:
    on September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm said:

    Very cute blog! I love the pictures. Who takes them and what gear do they use?

    • Small Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 2:49 am said:

      Nicole Christensen takes our pictures and she uses a Nikon d300 with a 50 mm 1.4 lens. Thanks for reading!

  9. Amy:
    on September 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm said:

    Hi – beautifully done site. Looking forward to more.

    You mentioned in the directions to “add butter” – how much?

    Thanks

    • Small Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 2:46 am said:

      Just a tablespoon! Thanks for catching that it’s missing.

  10. Mariana:
    on September 27, 2012 at 12:06 am said:

    I can t wait To follow
    Congrats from brazil!
    Mariana

    • Small Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 3:00 am said:

      Thanks Mariana! So happy to have you!

  11. Sue Purb:
    on September 27, 2012 at 3:51 am said:

    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 Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 8:30 am said:

      We’ve heard goat’s milk is best for cats, so good job!

  12. on September 27, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

    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 Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm said:

      It’s so true. It’s hard to give up control, but they had a blast sprinkling that basil in!

  13. Cynthia:
    on September 27, 2012 at 11:56 am said:

    I love this new blog!! Amazing recipe and your kiddos are SO cute! Your daughter stirring the jam is priceless!

    • Small Fry:
      on September 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm said:

      We got some heat for that one! We were standing right there, promise! Haha. We think they’re pretty cute too.

  14. Victoria:
    on June 25, 2013 at 11:03 am said:

    Hi, what size mason jars are those?

  15. kate:
    on July 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm said:

    what is the processing time for this jam?

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