Five Minute Peach Jam

Five Minute Peach Jam

Juicy peaches are good not only fresh. They make delicious jam. Its bright color, seductive aroma and unique taste are unlikely to be left indifferent to anyone. Peaches can be cooked whole, halved, sliced. The larger the pieces, the longer they have to be subjected to heat treatment and the less nutrients remain in them. If it is important for you that the dessert was not only tasty, but also useful, you will like the “Five Minute” peach jam.

Cooking Features

Even an inexperienced cook will be able to cook the “Five Minutes”. To get the best result, he needs to know a few things.

  • Jamies of the “Five Minute” category are distinguished by a common cooking feature: berries and fruits, when cooked, are subjected to minimal heat treatment. Typically, the time of their one-time boiling does not exceed 5 minutes, although the procedure can be repeated two or even three times. Considering the short cooking time, it is impossible to cook the “Five minutes” from whole peaches. To do this, the fruit must be cleaned of skin and stone, cut into slices or cubes.
  • Peeling peaches will be easy if you immerse them in boiling water for a few minutes, then immediately transfer them into a container of cold water.
  • To keep the peaches from darkening, after peeling, they are immersed in water acidified with lemongrass. Per liter of water take 10 g of citric acid. It does not affect the taste of jam, as peaches are among the sweet fruits.
  • If the bone “has grown” into the pulp, you can use a spoon to remove it.
  • When cooking the five-minute peach jam without water, fruit slices are first evenly sprinkled with sugar and left for a few hours to let the juice run. Sugar is dissolved in peach juice, turning it into syrup. Only then can a container of fruit be placed on the stove without fear that they will burn.
  • Jam “Five minutes” is laid out in hot cans, so they need to be prepared in advance. Preparation includes washing with soda and sterilization. Suitable lids are required for boiling. They must be metal, ensuring tightness.

Store “Five minutes” of peaches in a cool room, although it usually costs well at room temperature.

Externally, peach jam, cooked according to different recipes, looks almost the same. Not to confuse the blanks will help a note with the name of the dessert and the period of its preparation, pasted on the banks.

The classic recipe for peach jam “Five minutes”

The composition (1, 75 liters):

  • peaches - 1 kg;
  • sugar - 1, 5 kg;
  • water - 0, 25 l.

Method of preparation:

  • Peaches are peeled from skins and stones, cut into slices.
  • Fold the peach slices in a bowl, sprinkle with a kilogram of sugar.
  • Boil syrup from the remaining sugar and water.
  • Pour it into a bowl of peaches, mix gently.
  • Leave in a cool place for 8-10 hours.
  • Sterilize the jars and their lids.
  • Put a bowl of peaches on the stove, slowly bring to a boil.
  • Increase the heat and boil the jam for 5 minutes, removing the foam that forms on the surface.
  • Fill the prepared jars with jam, seal them cork tightly.

After the jars have cooled, you can put them in the basement or in the unheated pantry. Peach “Five minutes”, prepared according to this recipe, in a cool room will not spoil for a year.

Peach jam “Five minutes” without water

Composition (for 1, 25 l):

  • peaches - 1 kg;
  • sugar - 1 kg;
  • lemon - 0, 5 pcs.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash peaches, place them in hot water for a minute, drain them in a colander, cool them with cold water and peel them.
  • Cut the fruit in half, remove the bones.
  • Cut the peach halves into cubes about 1 cm in size, put them in a bowl.
  • Cut lemon into thin quarters of rings, mix with peaches.
  • Pour sugar in the amount of 0.5 kg, leave for 2-3 hours.
  • Put on a slow fire, boil until boiling. Leave, covered with gauze, to cool.
  • Add the remaining sugar, mix. Let the jam stand for another hour.
  • Bring the peach mass to a boil again. Boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  • Spread out on sterilized jars, roll them up.

Lemons give peach jam a unique aroma and a pleasant shade. Instead of lemon, you can use lime or orange, but the taste and flavor of the dessert will change slightly.

Five-Minute Peach Jam with Melon

The composition (1, 5 l):

  • peeled peaches - 1 kg;
  • melon pulp - 0, 5 kg;
  • sugar - 1 kg.

Method of preparation:

  • Melon flesh cut into small pieces, put into a blender container, chop to puree.
  • Cut the peaches into slices, add sugar, leave for 5-6 hours, you can overnight.
  • Add the melon puree to the peaches, put on the stove. Bring to a boil, but do not boil. Leave for 2-3 hours.
  • Bring the jam to a boil again and immediately remove from heat. Wait for it to cool completely.
  • Heat over a low heat to boil, increase the heat and boil the fruit mass for 5 minutes.
  • Spread the peach and melon jam over the prepared jars, close them tightly.

It is possible to keep this unusual fragrant treat, reminiscent of summer, only in a cool room.

Peach jam “Five minutes” can be prepared according to different recipes, each of which is good in its own way. Subject to the preparation technology and storage conditions, a delicious dessert will not spoil until the next season.

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