A Fruity Affair: Maple Peach Whiskey Jam
A Fruity Affair: Maple Peach Whiskey Jam

That a well made maple peach whiskey jam is delightful, we all know. However, what many people do not know is that it is a simple recipe and just about anybody can make it. Ingredients are not hard to find and it really doesn’t take more than 15 to 20 minutes to prepare it. As of the bourbon or rye whiskey, you are free to add your favourite whiskey. We would recommend Smooth Ambler or Maker’s Mark any day because these add a hint of spice to the jam. The spice balances the sweetness and creates a beautiful flavour on the palate.

Since summer’s here, quickly make a few jars of maple peach whiskey jam and enjoy all year round.

For five cups, you will need…

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of chopped peaches
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • ¾ cup of pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup of bourbon/rye whiskey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 box of fruit pectin, about 1.76 ounce
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The Process

Then you will have to…

Take a large pot and put the diced peaches, maple syrup, sugar, and lemon juice. Put half a cup of bourbon/rye whiskey to this and bring it to a boil over medium heat. When the peaches begin to turn soft, turn up the heat and start mashing them slightly using a potato masher. Keep boiling the mixture. In five to ten minutes, you will notice that the sugar has dissolved and the peaches have turned pulpy.

Turn down the heat and add the pectin and keep stirring. After a minute, increase the heat and bring it back to a boil. Stir for another minute or two and remove from heat.

Ladle the mixture into jam jars, leaving about half an inch of headspace for expansion. Seal the jam jars tightly and let them cool down. In approximately 2-3 hours, the jam will set. Refrigerate and consume.

Ideally, consume after refrigerating jam for a month.

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