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Just Ginger Peachy!

September 13, 2013

On this the birthday of the late Roald Dahl (the author of James and the Giant Peach), here is a recipe for a peach jam (courtesy of Family Circle magazine that sounds fabulously delicious.  I love peach and I love ginger, so this sounds like a win-win for me.  Mom used to make an awesome peach jam, but I’m thinking this ginger variety will really spice it up nicely.  I may just have to make a batch this weekend.

Gingered Peach Jam

Place six large peaches in a large pot of boiling water for 1 minute; rinse in cold water and peel.  Remove the pits and cut into wedges (about six cups).  Transfer to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.  In a medium stainless steel saucepan, combine the peaches, 3 cups of sugar, 2 tablespoons of chopped ginger, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/4 a teaspoon of salt.  Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened (about 30 minutes).  Ladle into Mason jars and cool.  Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.