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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Peach Jam

(Seftali Receli)

Peach Jam
750 g hard peaches, peeled, seeds discarded, cut in medium sized chunks
750 g (3 1/3 cup) sugar
2 cups water
1/2 lemon rind
Juice of one lemon

Place the peaches, sugar and water in a large cooking pot. Cover the lid and leave overnight. The following morning cook until the sugar dissolves at medium heat. Take the peaches out with a perforated spoon and place on a plate. Lower the heat to under medium heat and cook for about 25-30 minutes until the syrup becomes heavy. Add the peaches, lemon rind and lemon juice, stir. Cook for about 7-8 more minutes.

Take the pot from the heat, remove the lemon rind and discard. Pour Peach Jam into a clean, dry and warm jar while still hot, then close the lid. Store in a dark and cool place.



At 4:53 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Merhaba Binnur,
Do you have any advice on "canning safety" regarding this recel recipe? I hear so many people talking about boiling jars, etc., and it makes me worried about making recel.


At 9:21 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I don't recall that my grandmother or my mother boiling the jars:) I have jams cooked like 2 years ago, nothing happened:) Just wash them in the dishwasher then pour the jam in them.

At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
When you leave it overnight, before cooking, do you put itinthe fridge?

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

You can leave it on the counter:)

At 12:18 AM, Blogger .m said...

I wonder why your receive adds water. I noticed that other people's recipes do not add water to peach jam.

Would cooking 40 minutes make the jam thick enough?

What would happen if I cook longer period?

Thank you!

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi .m
I used hard peaches that don't leave much water. Everyone has their own way to cook. I don't check how the others cook their own meals, all the recipes I used worked for me...

If you cook longer it may get thickerin which case you can add a little bit of hot water to dilute it.

At 7:20 PM, Blogger .m said...

Thank you Binnur for your quick response!

I think I bought soft peaches so it created more juice.

I cooked sherbet longer and it came out fine.

Thank you!



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