Homemade Jam Recipe | Choose-Your-Stone-Fruit Jam

Choose-Your-Stone-Fruit Jam

4 lbs unpeeled stone fruit (10 cups pitted and cut); peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, or cherries
5 cups sugar
1 lemon, juice and zest
*optional spices, herbs, & flavors (see directions for suggestions)

  1. Put 2 or 3 plates in the freezer to use later for checking gelling of jam.
  2. PREP THE FRUIT: Fruit should be pitted and cut, leaving the peel on. peaches--chopped in 1/2-inch pieces plums and apricots--quartered cherries--halved
  3. COOK THE JAM : Combine ingredients in 8 to 10 quart, heavy bottom pot. A wide, shallow pan works best, if available. Heat on medium heat until sugar dissolves; then increase heat to medium-high. Bring mixture to a boil. After sugar is dissolved and fruit has boiled for 10 minutes and softened, use potato masher to press and break up fruit to desired texture. Continue to boil mixture, stirring frequently to prevent scorching on bottom of pan. Mixture will foam up and expand, and then shrink back as it cooks. After foaming subsides, use metal spoon with thin edge to skim foam from surface and discard.
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