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Bourbon Peach Jam

Bourbon has been popular at our house since we visited Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail a few years ago. This jam reminds me of that fun trip with every bite. —Katie Ferrier Gage, Houston, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 70 min. Process: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3 half-pints

Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely chopped peeled fresh peaches (about 6 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon or 3 teaspoons vanilla or bourbon extract

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine peaches, sugars and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is thick and a thermometer reads 220°, about 60 minutes. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Stir in bourbon.
  • Ladle hot mixture into 3 hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • Place jars in canner, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
Test Kitchen tip
  • This is a loose jam, thicker than a syrup but thinner than the average spread. It's delicious with cream cheese as an appetizer or poured over ice cream.

  • Editor's Note
    The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
    Nutrition Facts
    2 tablespoons: 88 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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    • homemadewithlove
      Aug 10, 2019

      Awesome! Just made today and it is wonderful on a cracker with cream cheese. My family enjoyed the leftover in the saucepan so much that I had to make a triple batch! It did take longer than an hr to reach the 220 stage.