Spiced Peach Jam - Two ways


We're back from camping!! I'll make sure to tell you all about it, (and thank you for all the comments on the pictures I uploaded during the week!) but first some more jam! Hopefully this holds you over until I finish the jam exchange write up. I'm just finishing going through the emails you all sent me last week while I was gone and getting it all together! Better watch out though you are all going to be craving some serious jam once you read it!


Now onto some more jam experiments. Take a look at this image, can you see the difference between these two jams? Both look tasty don't they?

Here's the secret, the one on the left is made with normal white sugar, the one on the right... well this was my first attempt using sucanat! I told you guys awhile back about Wholesome Sweeteners and one of the things they sent me was sucanat! It's a fair trade, 100% organic natural sugar cane. It has a more intense flavor (almost maple like) since it has more flavor you can use less of it to sweeten your jam. This was also my first attempt at using Ball No Sugar Pectin.

The sucanat is similar to brown sugar in color so the jam came out a little darker then the white sugar version (no surprise there really).


So the color is a bit darker... but how about the taste? The result... DELICIOUS!!! Hands down I liked the sucanat version better. I mean there was nothing wrong with the standard white sugar version, it's darn tasty, but the sucanat version was over the top good!

The great thing about both of these versions is that they are low sugar and you can totally taste fresh peaches! I can't stand jams that only have a hint of fruit flavor, these are full on fruit in your face jams! YUM!

How simple is this recipe?

steph chows spiced peach jam with organic sucant

5 cups peaches (chopped fine) skins and pits removed (about 9 medium peaches)
1 1/3 cups sucanat
1 cup no sugar added/low sugar juice (they suggest apple or white grape)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 package ball NO sugar pectin

Here's a hint on how to remove the peach skins wicked easily. Place the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds or so, then with a slotted spoon take them out and put them into a bowl filled with ice water. The skins will peal off super easy now!
Add chopped peaches, juice, sucanat and spices into a large pot, stirring constantly bring to a rolling boil.
Let boil for 1 minute (continue stirring).
Gently stir in pectin, continue stirring and boil for 1 more minute.
Remove from heat and pour into sterilized jars. Place lids and rims on, process in boiling water for 10 minutes.

Store for up to 1 year and enjoy the taste of fresh peaches all year long :) Or share them with your family in friends... you can totally make friends with this jam!


If you can't find sucanat by you, you can order it here. Otherwise, here is the tasty (just not AS tasty) white sugar version!

steph chows low sugar spiced peach jam

5 cups peaches (chopped fine) skins and pits removed
3 cups white sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 package sure gel low sugar pectin

Here's a hint on how to remove the peach skins wicked easily. Place the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds or so, then with a slotted spoon take them out and put them into a bowl filled with ice water. The skins will peal off super easy now!
Add chopped peaches white sugar and spices into a large pot, stirring constantly bring to a rolling boil.
Let boil for 1 minute (continue stirring).
Gently stir in pectin, continue stirring and boil for 1 more minute.
Remove from heat and pour into sterilized jars. Place lids and rims on, process in boiling water for 10 minutes.

23 chews:

This peach jam sounds amazing with cinnamon and nutmeg! I would love to try the low sugar version.

Sunshinemeg said...

I agree with 5 Star Foodie! The nutmeg and cinnamon sounds perfect for this jam. Enjoy your week!

Anne said...

Wow, that jam does sound fantastic with those spices! I love cinnamon and nutmeg :)

Pam said...

Yum. I love homemade jam...peach is one of my favorite. Using the brown sugar is a great idea - I bet it tasted fantastic.

Astra Libris said...

Welcome back! :-) Oh my goodness, the jams sound scrumptious - I love how you made two batches to compare!

haha you are TWO cuuute for your double batches... haha get it?! :) so glad you were happy with the brown sugar result! both make me want toast...

Maria said...

Nice job on the jam. We made plum this year. It is so good!

Mags said...

Ya busted me on my blog about my dislike of fruit and yeah, that kinda goes for jam too :(

However, I do like hot and sweet, so maybe you could show me how to make jalapeno jelly!

stephchows said...

5 star foodie- I loved the flavor of this so much!

Sunshinemeg and Anne- thanks!

Pam and Sarah- it's actually a raw sugar cane not brown sugar, but it's so good!

Astra Libris- gotta have something to compare it to!

Maria- MMM I bet plum would be good!

Mags- Man I've left you hungry all week and I come back with something you don't like!! I'll make it up to you with tomorrows post! :D

Love this canning kick. It's so fun for us to read because we want to try it. :)

Sunshine said...

That looks great. Remind me to emaily uo the pics of what I received. I'm horrible at remembering sometimes.

Jennifer said...

Steph, the sucant is just perfect! This low sugar spicy jam looks and sounds amazing!! :)

Jennifer said...

Steph, the sucant is just perfect! This low sugar spicy jam looks and sounds amazing!! :)

Peef said...

I got my bread all ready...forget it, I have my spoon ready! This looks simply amazing!

That's so great that you liked the sucanat one better! I've used it before to sweeten my tea - it was a lot like brown sugar and had a richer flavor than sugar. Jam looks delicious!

Did you taste molasses in the sucanat? I just made a rum kuchen last week with it and the batter smelled of molasses but the cake didn't taste like molasses.

stephchows said...

Duo Dishes- you totally need to give it a try!! I bet you guys would do great!

Sunshine- I grabbed it from your post! I'm sneaky like that :)

Jennifer- I know I love the flavor!

Peef- I've been eating so much jam this summer it's unbelievable :D

Reeni- That seems to be the popular thing to do with it :) I said forget easy I'm going full on trying this LOL!

Ann- It actually gave it a maple syrup like taste! SO GOOD!

Steph said...

I love your experiment! I think it's cool that it tastes like maple syrup..yum!

gaga said...

I have a freezer full of peaches just waiting to be used up. I might try one of these recipes if I get a chance. Thanks!

Love this canning kick. It's so fun for us to read because we want to try it. :)

stephchows said...

Duo Dishes- you totally need to give it a try!! I bet you guys would do great!

Sunshine- I grabbed it from your post! I'm sneaky like that :)

Jennifer- I know I love the flavor!

Peef- I've been eating so much jam this summer it's unbelievable :D

Reeni- That seems to be the popular thing to do with it :) I said forget easy I'm going full on trying this LOL!

Ann- It actually gave it a maple syrup like taste! SO GOOD!

Maria said...

Nice job on the jam. We made plum this year. It is so good!

Steph said...

I love your experiment! I think it's cool that it tastes like maple syrup..yum!

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