Do you Can?

Canning is one of those things I’ve never really gotten in to. Sure, I’ve dabbled in making jams before, but I’ve never gone through the extra steps to process the cans. I just always make a small enough batch that we use the jam up within a month, so there’s no need to actually preserve the contents of the jar. For whatever reason, it intimidates me. Yeast, caramel, and marshmallows are all kitchen fears that I’ve conquered and I’m here to tell you guys that I plan to conquer my fear of canning.

Can It Forward

Lucky for me, Ball reached out to see if I would be interested in participating in their National Can-It-Forward Day on August 17th. It’s like they somehow knew about my determination to get over my fear of canning or something. They sent me a few supplies to host a Canning Party on August 17th with some local friends, and they’ve agreed to do a giveaway so that one of you can try your hands at canning. Even if you’re a seasoned vet, this package will come in very handy for you.

And for everyone who doesn’t win, be sure to check out FreshPreserving.com for tips, recipes, supplies, and everything you need to know about canning.

On the 17th, I will be posting a link to a live webcast of canning demos where viewer questions will be answered real-time. You can also follow along to see who’s joining in the fun with Twitter hashtag #canitforward.

But for now, let’s get to the giveaway details. I’m doing it now so that the winner will have their prize package in time for National Can-It-Forward day and can participate as well. There is a maximum of four entries per person.

Prize Package Includes:
The Ball Canning Discovery Kit containing a Polypropylene rack with separate, fitted lifter, three 1-pint jars, Illustrated, simplified canning instruction Recipe book
– The Ball Blue Book Guide To Preserving
– One coupon for a free case of Ball brand canning jars

Rules Giveaway Closed:
– Giveaway will close at 11:59PM (EST) on Wednesday, August 7, 2013
– Must be a US resident
– First (required) entry: leave a comment letting me know what your experience level with canning is and if it’s something you’d like to get more in to. If you’re an experienced canner, what’s your favorite thing to can?
– One additional entry allowed if you like my Facebook page (and come back here to leave an additional comment telling me so)
– One additional entry allowed if you like Ball’s Facebook page (and come back here to leave an additional comment telling me so)
– One additional entry allowed if you like Ball on Pinterest (and come back here to leave an additional comment telling me so)
– Random winner will be chosen on August 8 and notified with a reply to your comment. Winner must respond within 24 hours with a valid US mailing address.

    Pin It

34 Responses to “Spicy Peach Jalapeno Jam”

  1. #
    1
    Shannon — September 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

    ooh, i am drooling thinking about this over melty brie!! fabulous 🙂

    • beantownbaker — September 25th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      It’s definitely as good as it sounds.

  2. #
    2
    Queen Sashy — September 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

    what a lovely jam! there are still some peaches at the market and i need to make this asap.

  3. #
    3
    Claudia — September 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Sounds wonderful! When do you add the liquid pectin and how long do you let it boil after you add it?

    • beantownbaker — September 25th, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

      Sorry about the mistake in the recipe, I have updated the recipe to reflect when to add the pectin.

  4. #
    4
    Rima — September 21, 2013 at 10:32 am

    That sounds delicious, but when do we add the pectin, and can we use powdered pectin instead of the liquid one? Thank you so much…

    • beantownbaker — September 25th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

      Sorry about the mistake in the recipe, I have updated the recipe to reflect when to add the pectin.

      I’m still new to canning, but I read in the Ball book that you can’t swap different kinds of pectin and should only use what the recipe calls for…

  5. #
    5
    Loretta — September 23, 2013 at 11:26 am

    when do you add the pectin ??????

    • beantownbaker — September 25th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

      Sorry about the mistake in the recipe, I have updated the recipe to reflect when to add the pectin.

  6. #
    6
    Kelly — September 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    How long does this keep?

    • beantownbaker — September 28th, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

      If you process the jars in a water bath, they will be fine on a shelf for up to a year. Once opened, you want to refrigerate it and it will keep for about a month in the fridge.

  7. #
    7
    Toni — June 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

    The number of cups of chopped peaches would be very helpful. Also, are the pectin pouches 3 or 6 oz?

  8. #
    8
    Megan Wilson — July 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    The flavor was outstanding! However, it never fully set-up into a jelly. It was more of a jam/thick sauce – even after re-processing with a 2nd pack of pectin (I gave in and used the powder) On my other batches, I used 2 dry packs – and I’m not sure if those will even set correctly. 🙁

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

      Sorry to hear this didn’t set up for you…

  9. #
    9
    Nick — July 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    With sealed jars what is the shelf life of something like this?

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

      In general, I would try to open them within 6 months. I have kept jars of jam for up to a year without any problems.

  10. #
    10
    Lindsay L — July 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

    This is my second year making this and i just wanted to tell you that it is outstanding. i’m sure others are wondering about yield — I got 9 half-pints from one batch. How long do you process this? I did 15 mins to err on the side of caution. Thanks!!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

      I always process for 10 minutes.

  11. #
    11
    Dee Ann — August 2, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Does this make the five half-pint jars shown or does it make more? Since everything sort of comes together at the end in canning (hot jam, sterilized jars, etc., and boiling water) I like to know ahead of time how many jars to prepare. Thanks.

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

      It made 6 jars for me. It will depend how big your peaches are too.

  12. #
    12
    Roxanne Riddle — August 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

    With my jams, I usually use real lemon juice, but not in such large quantity,Did you use fresh or “jarred” lemon juice?

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

      Yes, I use jarred lemon juice here.

  13. #
    13
    Blaire Prince — August 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    According to “foodinjars.com” you can substitute 2 TBSP powdered pectin for 1 pouch of liquid pectin. 🙂 just thought I’d share that little tidbit! This recipe is FANTASTIC! Thanks Jen!

    http://foodinjars.com/2013/07/canning-101-how-to-substitute-pectin/

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

      Thanks for sharing this!

  14. #
    14
    krista jackson — August 24, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I am looking forward to making this jam this evening!! I was seaching for a recipe for peach and jalapeno jam and this one caught my eye! Because you posted it my the day I was married, then reading your story and that you live in Cincy! I was born and raised north of that area!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

      Small world! I hope you enjoyed this jam.

  15. #
    15
    Kim — August 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    This recipe should come with a warning label. I feel like I just made crack. I changed it up a bit and used cherries instead of peaches. I was having a hard time finding a cherry pepper recipe and had cherries in my freezer needing evicted and this one looked so good I used it as my baseline. THANK YOU for sharing it! If you are interested, it was a mix of sweet and tart cherries, and I added an extra jalapeno to a double batch. I just got done putting up nearly 11 pints of the stuff and am sitting here like a child licking the residue off my ladle it is that freaking good. Definitely recommend you try it with cherries some day if you like them. I am picking peaches this weekend and will definitely be making this as posted because I am sure it is divine. Ive been making jams and jellies since i was a child and this is the best one yet. Thank you again, can’t wait to try it properly with peaches!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

      Cherries! What a great change. I’m goign to have to try that out.

  16. #
    16
    Bonnie Kandalec — September 2, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    It would have been nice to know how many jars I would need to make this recipe!!!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

      I got 6 jars. I’ll update the recipe to reflect the yield.

  17. #
    17
    Christine — July 10, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Oooooh. I am making this this weekend – thanks for a fantastic-looking recipe!

  18. #
    18
    Sam — July 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    First time jam maker. Went to the farmer’s market this weekend and bought peaches and jalapenos (along with a bunch of other stuff). Thought I’d try my hand at making a jam/jelly because we love it on pork chops. This recipe was perfect. Thanks for sharing… and thank you to Google for popping it towards the top of the search list. Thank you Beantown Baker!

  19. #
    19
    Daina — July 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    How long do you need to water bath can it??

  20. #
    20
    McCaverty — August 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Made this today – delicious but decidedly soupy. I thought maybe once it cooled it would set up more, but no.

Leave a Comment