3 cups prepared fruit (buy about 2 lb. fully ripe peaches)
4-1/2 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup water
1 box SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin
Rinse 6 clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
Peel and pit peaches. Finely chop or grind fruit. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared fruit into large bowl. Add sugar and lemon juice; mix well. Let stand 10 min., stirring occasionally.
Mix water and pectin in small saucepan. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 min. Add to fruit mixture; stir 3 min. (A few sugar crystals may remain.)
Fill all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. (If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before using.)
How to Measure Dry Ingredients Precisely
To get exact level cup measures of dry ingredients, such as sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cup, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife or metal spatula.
Blushing Peach Freezer Jam
Prepare as directed, adding 1/4 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries to the prepared peaches before mixing with the sugar and lemon juice.