I guess whenever you go fruit or vegetable picking, you end up picking a lot of them and then to finish them off you have to search for good recipes.
We have had picked up a pretty good number of peaches. Few of them we gifted to our friends while even then a good number of them remained. My mum ate 1 or 2 but rest of us didnt enjoy them just like that. So I decided to prepare a jam. A jam can be eaten as a sweet with bread or as an ingredient in some other dish.
- 2 big size ripe peaches (size should be such that they should yield atleast 2 cups or 500 ml of pulp)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 sticks of cinamon
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Wash the peaches thoroughly. Put a medium cross with a knife on pne side of peach. This will help to peel off the skin.
- Take a sauce pan and fill it with water. Put the peaches in this water and allow to boil for 10 mins.
- Allow to cool Peel off the skin and roughly chop the flesh. Put the pieces in a blender and make into puree. In case, you like to have pieces in your jam then ypu can skip the step of blending into puree and use chopped pieces directly. (I used two big sized peaches, that gave me around 500 ml and above puree)
- In another thick bottom non stick pan, put the peach puree, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon sticks. Mix well.
- Heat the mixture on low heat and keep stiring. Just be cautious as the mixture tends to flash out as it thickens. Check the taste and add more sugar if required.
- As the mixture thickens and reduces, put a drop of it in a bowl of water. If it maintains its form like a drop at the bottom, that means the jam has begun to set.
- Put off the flame and pour the jam in a glass jar which had been sterlized well (the bottle and the lid).
- Enjoy the jam with bread or as is.