It’s been a good year for peaches in the Ohio Valley. Despite the dry weather, our favorite orchard had no shortage when we made our pilgrimage upriver to buy fruit last weekend.
Last year, when we made peach jam, we tried the low-sugar version and had great success. The low sugar version includes one cup of no-sugar-added apple juice. This year we thought we’d reduce the sugar even more because the peaches are so sweet on their own. One box made two batches of jam.
The first batch we made used only one cup of sugar. The second batch used two cups of sugar.
Reducing the sugar also reduces the overall volume of jam, resulting in fewer jars. We marked jars with one star or two stars to help us remember which jars had more sugar.
- Little Peachy Jam (justasmidgen.com)
- Putting up peaches (ewermter.wordpress.com)
- Small-batch Peach Jam (mlplouff.wordpress.com)
- Peach Lavender Jam (putneyfarm.com)