20 Reviews

To all the folks changing the sugar/fruit ratio. Your jam will not set properly. You will either have an extreme soft set or a very hard rubbery set. The process of making jam is exact and the recipe really should never be altered.

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GelB August 25, 2012

Excellent! Cut the sugar down, it set beautifully. Gorgeous color in the jars. Thanks for posting.

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RedHeadToToe June 17, 2010

First jam I've ever made & it was great tasting. I had to google "how to make jam" for the basics & followed the instructions on it to allow the jam to sit 5 minutes before putting in the jars to avoid floating fruit. Seems to have worked!

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katreasanchez August 05, 2009

Delicious jam, but calls for way too much sugar. I used 4 cups, and it was just the right amount of sweetness. 7 cups would have made it sickly sweet. Otherwise, absolutely delicious combination of flavors!

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Columbus Foodie August 27, 2007

The flavour combination is delicious and the colour is so pretty... this will go on my annual list of must-do's. I changed the recipe to accomodate the fact that all i had was powdered pectin. I prepared the fruit with lemon juice as directed, then combined it with the pectin in a soup pot and brought to a boil. Then I added the sugar (I cut it down to 6 cups), brought to a boil and held at a hard boil for one minute. I was very careful to skim and stir for a good 5-minute cooldown period before jarring it ("To Prevent Floating Fruit"). It's a soft set, which is just how i like my jam. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

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incdeb August 28, 2004

This jam is fantastic. Every person I gave it to for christmas has absolutely loved it. So easy to make! I made it according to the recipe, however this year I will buy raspberries when they are in season and freeze them myself, as they can be pricey. With fresh peaches. . . my favorite jam.

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mzrobin February 25, 2004

One word-YUMMY. I ended up using 1 cup cherries and 1 cup rasp(frozen) b/c I didn't have enough of either but it turned out great!!I thawed the rasp and drained them well and it turned out just fine.I was a little concerned about the liquid pectin b/c the recipe doesn't state how many oz. the bottle of pectin is. The only liquid pectin I can get here is in pouches and I wasn't sure if the pouches measured the same as the bottles. But it must b/c it gelled up nicely. This is definitely a keeper!!I also hard boiled it for 3 minutes instead of one b/c of the rasp being previously frozen.I didn't have to skim very much foam which is good b/c I hate that part!!Very very good!!!

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*Z* September 03, 2003

My husband and I decided to try our hand at making jam this summer to give as Christmas gifts, and this is one of the best! This smell is fantastic, and it made 8 half-pints rather than 4. Great recipe!

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Donna Judd August 21, 2003

This was my first time making jam, and this worked out beautifully! The recipe is pretty foolproof and the results are wonderful. I didn't have quite enough raspberries, so I added a few more peaches, without any problem. After my non-jam eating friends tried a spoonful, they were lining up to grab a jar. Thanks Di Neal!

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starrynight August 03, 2003

This is really great! I substituted strawberries since raspberries were costly and looked kind of sad. Gelled nicely, looks pretty in the jar and the almond is a nice touch.

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yibbityibbit July 09, 2003
Blushing Peach Jam