Well, it's that time of year. I suppose it always could be that time of year actually though. Anyway, I did some canning today. I made one batch of peach jam, one batch of organic peach jam and a test batch of apple butter. So, I should be stocked up on homemade jam for a while! (Which is always fantastic!!) :)
I was so into my groove in the kitchen that I hardly took any pics. Literally....I took 8, and most of them are from the apple butter test. So...that's a sad day. But, truth be told I didn't do anything too special with the peach jam anyway...just went with the traditional recipe in the box of Sure-jell. (You know, the one that says 4 c. peeled, pitted, chopped peaches, 5.5 c. sugar and 1 pkg. Sure-jell.)
So for my first batch I used regular peaches I had gotten at wal-mart. They were ripe, but still firm. That batch went well and gave me 2 pints, and 7 little 4 oz. jam jars worth!
My second batch was made from Organic peaches that I got at King Soopers. They were also ripe but firm. This batch went well too and yielded 2 pints, one 1/2 pint and 3 or 4 little 4 oz. jam jars.
So after I did the jam, I wanted to try some apple butter. I looked for recipes but they all added so much sugar and used tart apples. So, I bet you know what's coming, I made my own recipe. :)