I got this recipe from my great-aunt and tried it the first time on some fresh summer peaches. It was super easy and super yummy. It also works with frozen fruit. Store in a cool, dark place.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
32 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 52 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 12-ounce jars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat five 12-ounce jars in simmering water until ready for use. Wash lids and rings in warm soapy water.

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  • Fill a large pot with water; bring to a boil. Add peaches; cook until skin loosens, about 20 seconds. Drain and cool until easily handled. Peel, pit, and cut the peaches into chunks.

  • Measure out 5 cups of peach chunks into the pot. Mash with a potato masher. Add sugar, peach gelatin, lemon juice, and almond extract; mix well. Bring to a rolling boil and cook jam for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  • Pack jam into hot jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Wipe rims with a clean, damp cloth. Top with lids and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower in jars using a holder, placing them 2 inches apart. Pour in more boiling water to cover the jars by at least 1 inch. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool, about 12 hours. Press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that lid does not move up or down and seal is tight.

Cook's Note:

Use Splenda(R) and sugar-free gelatin for a lighter version.

Substitute 1 1/2 cup peaches and 1 package peach gelatin with 1 1/2 cup raspberries and 1 package raspberry gelatin for a different flavor experience.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 21.3g 7% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 16.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2016
Just as it is! We love it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2019
This jam has good color and set up nicely. It is very sweet. I thought the peach gelatin took away from the natural peach taste of the fruit. I followed the recipe exactly. It made 8 small jars of jelly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2016
Just as it is! We love it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2019
This jam has good color and set up nicely. It is very sweet. I thought the peach gelatin took away from the natural peach taste of the fruit. I followed the recipe exactly. It made 8 small jars of jelly. Read More
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