Spiced Peach and Blueberry Jam

  • 4 lbs fresh peaches
  • 1 quart fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice

Peel and pit the peaches. Force through the coarse blade of food chopper. Wash and pick over berries. Combine with peaches in kettle, add water, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar and salt. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag and add. Bring to a boil slowly, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil rapidly for ten minutes, or until fruit is clear. Remove spice bag. Ladle into hot, sterilized jars, and seal.

  • Yields: Six 8-oz jars
  • Preparation Time: about an hour

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