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Pretty Peach Jam

 Pretty Peach Jam
"This has been a favorite jam in my family for as long as I can remember," relates Theresa Beckman of Inwood, Iowa. "It's a delicious medley of fruits, including peaches, cherries, pineapple and orange."
104 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 medium peaches, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 small unpeeled navel orange, cut into wedges
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 12 maraschino cherries
  • 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 packages (1-3/4 ounces each) powdered fruit pectin
  • 10 cups sugar

Directions

  • Rinse thirteen 1-cup plastic containers and lids with boiling water.
  • Dry thoroughly.
  • In a blender or food processor, cover and process fruits and cherry
  • juice in batches until smooth. Transfer to a large stockpot; stir in
  • pectin and bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring
  • frequently. Add sugar and return to a rolling boil. Boil 2 minutes,
  • stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat. Immediately fill all containers to within 1/2 in.
  • of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers. Immediately cover with
  • lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
  • Jam is now ready to use. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1
  • year. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving. Yield: 13
  • cups.

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Pretty Peach Jam (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 88 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.