Saturday, October 2, 2010

Peach Freezer Jam!

Well, it's General Conference weekend and, I don't know about you, but I sure need things to do to keep my hands busy while I listen to the wonderful words and messages of our Prophet and his apostles. (Click here to find out more about or to watch General Conference and here to find out more about the LDS church). Over time, I've learned that my brain functions better when my hands have something "mindless" to do. So, what's a Mormon girl to do while conference is in session? Make peach freezer jam, of course!!

This is the second time I've made freezer jam. See the strawberry jam I made back in May. Trevor and I went through the 2 1/2 jars of jam in the matter of 5 months and so this time I decided to get ambitious and do a double batch of peach jam.It all began on Thursday when I was driving home from work and I spotted a local farmer's market being held in the BYU football stadium parking lot. I went home, grabbed my friend Charisse, and we went to take a look. Well, I ended up getting 4 lbs of delicious peaches for only $4! And those 4 lbs were exactly enough to make a double batch of freezer jam!

So today, while listening to the Lord's servants speak about faith, agency, love, and patience in trials, I spent 2 full hours making the peach jam you see above! 14 peaches, 1 lemon, 2 boxes of pectin, and 9 cups of sugar later, I've got jam to last us all next year! :) I love that making jam is really not that hard and it's only mildly labor-intensive. The hardest part, I think, was preparing the peaches: washing, peeling, pitting, dicing. Everything else after that is a breeze.

Anyway, it's too bad the internet isn't scratch-n-sniff or even scratch-n-taste because this jam is going to be DELICIOUS tomorrow evening at 5pm once it's had time to set for 24 hours.

Yum yum! I LOVE fall! :)


  1. Dear Alex,
    That jam looks poisonous. Please send all 6 jars to Seattle, and I will sacrifice my time and talents, (and possibly my life) to taste test each jar. I do this out of pure love and concern for you and Trevor.
    Much love,
    Lizzie ;)

  2. Looks delicious! I wish the internet was scratch-n-sniff too!

  3. Look at you being so domestic! Um, can we play soon and be domestic together? :) I think Trevor would like that more than us going shopping and buying half of the mall.