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Honey Sweetened Peach Jam

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 pounds yellow peaches pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 2 cups honey divided
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon calcium water
  • 1 tablespoon Pomona's Pectin

Instructions

  • Prepare a boiling water bath canner and enough jars to hold 4 pints.
  • In a low, wide, non-reactive pot, combine the prepared peaches, 1 1/2 cups honey, lemon juice, and the calcium water. Stir to combine and let the peaches sit until the honey starts to dissolve and the peaches are juicy.
  • Set pot over high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook at a vigorous boil for 20 to 25 minutes, until the volume has reduced by at least one-third. Stir regularly.
  • Work the pectin into the remaining honey and stir one spoonful of the pectin-spiked honey at a time into the cooking jam.
  • Once all the pectin-spiked honey as been stirred into the fruit, return the contents of the pot to an active boil and cook for an additional 2 minutes, all the while looking for signs of thickening (it should be pretty clear as Pomona's pectin sets quickly). Once you see some thickening, remove the pot from the heat.
  • Funnel the jam into the prepared jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe the rims, apply lids and rings, and process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.
  • When the time is up, remove the jars and set them on a folded kitchen towel to cool. When the jars have cooled enough that you can comfortably handle them, check the seals. Sealed jars can be stored at room temperature for up to a year. Any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used promptly.