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Peach Zucchini Jam

The smell and taste of apricot zucchini jam brings back many happy memories of my grandmother; it was always a favourite of mine.  It takes a little extra work than most jam recipes but it is worth it.  Make up a double batch to put in cute little jars like these, tie a bow around them, and if your graphically crafty, print out a sticker label for the top and give them to your favourite people as gifts this Christmas.  I didn’t have any apricots on hand this time around  but with the zucchini from the garden, I whipped up a batch of peach zucchini jam instead and it was equally as delicious, simply substitute peaches for apricots in the recipe.

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Peach Zucchini Jam
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Recipe type: Canning, Preserves
Serves: 12-13 small jars
  • 3 c. peeled shredded zucchini
  • 4 c. sugar
  • ½ c. lemon juice
  • 2 c. peeled and diced peaches or apricots
  • 1 large. pkg. apricot or peach Jello(depending on the fruit you use)
  1. Before you start, sterilize all jars and lids. If I have a lot, I run them through the dishwasher on the hotest cycle (no soap). If you only have a few or don't have a dishwasher just boil the jars/lids in a dutch oven on the stove for 20 minutes, remove with tongs and let air dry. Do not touch until you are ready to pour the jam into the jars.
  2. Bring zucchini, sugar, lemon and peaches OR apricots to a boil
  3. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Using a submersible hand blender, blend until it's of a smooth consistency. If you prefer some fruit chunks in your jam, don't blend as much.
  5. Add Jello and stir well.
  6. Pour into jars and tighten lids right away. Leave alone until all jar seals have popped. Some recipes call for a waz seal, I don't use this method; I rely on the heat to seal the lids and for the most part all my jars "pop" or seal shut, as long as I leave them alone. It may take a few hours.
  7. This jam may take few days to "set" so you will want to make ahead.

3 comments on “Peach Zucchini Jam”

  1. How long does it keep in the fridge?

  2. Size of zuchini?, they vary. How many cups of shredded?

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