This Spicy Peach Jalapeno Jam is sweet with a subtle kick from the peppers. It’s great served with cheese and crackers.
After making some peach pie bars, jam, and sorbet, I still had over-ripened peaches staring me in the face. Since I’m still newly-smitten with the whole canning process, I decided to make more jam. But this time I wanted to spice things up a bit. I had a few jalapenos hanging around the kitchen, so I decided to make a spicy jam.
As much as I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy foods, I was wishing this jam had more of a kick. I think I’m definitely getting over my spicy-wimpyness. Next time I make this, I’ll definitely leave the seeds from all three jalapenos in the jam.
I shared a couple jars of this jam with some friends and still had enough left over for Hubby and I to enjoy. We cracked one jar open right away and have been snacking on it with cheese and crackers. I also recently poured some over some warm brie and served it with a baguette to some friends for a snack. It was definitely a huge hit.
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This Spicy Peach Jalapeno Jam is sweet with a subtle kick from the peppers. It's great served with cheese and crackers.
Yield: Six 8-oz jars
3.5 lb peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped
3 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed from 2, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
6 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp butter, optional
1 pouch liquid pectin
Combine the peaches, jalapenos, bell pepper, sugar, and lemon juice in a dutch oven. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes until peaches are completely softened. Stir periodically throughout the cooking time. If the the mixture starts to foam, add the butter.
Once the peaches are soft, add the liquid pectin. Stir and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
Skim any remaining foam from the top and fill your jars leaving a 1/4 inch head space.
Recipe adapted from Flour on my Face