Georgia Peach Jam with Dried Currants

Georgia Peach Jam Recipe with Dried Currants by Homespun ATL | Chef Jason Jimenez | Atlanta, GA

With summer coming to an end, it's the last week of Georgia peaches. Here's a simple recipe with a twist for making peach jam. We recommend applying a dollop (or two) of jam atop homemade buttermilk biscuits, mixing in fruit salads, or adding to your iced tea as a sweetener.

Georgia Peach Jam Recipe with Dried Currants by Homespun ATL | Chef Jason Jimenez | Atlanta, GA

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Peaches
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 2 Tbl Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • 2 each Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 cup Dried Currants

Georgia Peach Jam Recipe with Dried Currants by Homespun ATL | Chef Jason Jimenez | Atlanta, GA

Canning Preparations

  1. Wash jars and bands in hot, soapy water. Rinse
  2. Place jars inside a canner filled with water, bring to boil.
  3. Boil jars for 15 minutes to sterilize.
  4. Place lids and bands in warm water, do not boil. Leave until ready to use.

Georgia Peach Jam Recipe with Dried Currants by Homespun ATL | Chef Jason Jimenez | Atlanta, GA

Instructions

  1. Rinse the peaches under cool running water.
  2. Place whole fresh peaches in a pot of boiling water for 2 minutes. I scored peaches and roasted at 400F ย for 6 to 8 minutes until skins are able to be peeled off. Allow to cool at room temperature.
  3. Remove and place in a sink with cold ice water.
  4. Peel peaches, remove the pit, slice in half, then into quarters.
  5. Slice each quarter into 2 or 3 chunks.
  6. Place cut peaches in bowl and toss with lemon juice.
  7. Place in food processor and pulse into small bits but do not liquefy.
  8. Place a saucepan on stove, set to medium heat.
  9. Add water, then sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  10. Add peach pulp and continue to stir until it thickens.
  11. Add Cinnamon Stick
  12. As it thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking and burning.
  13. Fold in dried currants once the jam is to the consistency you desire.
  14. When done, ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  15. Remove air bubbles, wipe rim, add lid and band. Finger tighten.
  16. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner or according to the time for your altitude.
  17. Remove from canner, and place on folded towel for 24 hours in a draft free location.
  18. May be stored in a dark cool place for a year or longer.

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Enjoy!