Peach- Bourbon Jam


Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

 1. Pit and coarsely chop peaches. Measure 4 1⁄2 cups chopped peaches into a 6-qt. stainless steel or enameled Dutch oven, and mash with a potato masher until evenly crushed. Stir in pectin and next 3 ingredients.

2. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.

3. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.

4. Ladle hot jam into a hot jar, leaving 1⁄4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band, and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling-water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.

5. Process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid, and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.

*Frozen sliced peaches (4 1⁄2 cups), coarsely chopped, may be substituted.

Peach- Boburbon Jam - Ball® Recipes is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yum-O! Made this last night. Goodness this is so good. But oh my it has too much sugar. I took out a cup of sugar and still felt like it could have been reduced even more. I also wonder if the measurements are correct. 7 c sugar to only 4 1/2 peach. ??? I will most certainly being doing this again but will limit the sugar to 5 cups.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tweaked it and its perfect!! After reading the reviews of this being too sweet, I did some conversions and used the Ball low sugar no sugar pectin and used honey instead of sugar. I also cut back on the fruit juice as the pectin calls for, to make up for the 1/4 cup of bourbon I used. It tastes amazing! I often dislike jams because the sugar overtakes the flavors, but doing it this way I can taste the great peaches, the ginger, and the bourbon in the back. 8 jars! 8 pings!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Which Measure is Best? I weighed out the 4 pounds of peaches on my kitchen scale but it was way more then 4-1/2 cups of chopped peaches -- more like 7 cups. I used the cup measurement but it came out very soupy. Should I have used the cup measurement or the scale measurement?
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How do I use the Jam Maker for this? Sue C you stated you used your Jam & Jelly maker. Bourbon Peach Jam is my most requested but I've never made it in my Jam & Jelly maker and really want to. Can you tell me how you altered the instructions? Thank you!!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bourbon-Peach Jam Excellent! I make in my Jelly-Jam pan of yours which I might add is OUTSTANDING! Simple Quick Clean. Been canning for 50+ years. Have always used your products. I just wish the Pressure Canner was less money I so would love to have, keep up great work.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue Ribbon Quality! Our local peach festival's recipe contest is sponsored by Ball, and we must use their published recipes for food safety. I made this one and won the top prize in the home canned contest! Our high altitude peaches are extremely flavorful, then beautifully enhanced with the bourbon and ginger. Oh, so, delicious!
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great flavor but way too sweet! I made this jam today and was very happy with the taste/flavor. It turned out beautifully. Except I did not like that it was soooo sweet it hurt my teeth. I was very hesitant to make it when I saw the amount of sugar, but I gave it a go b/c the combo of bourbon and peaches sounded amazing! I'm wondering if it would work to add only half the sugar?
Date published: 2016-07-24
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