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The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast 24

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Join Joey and Holly Baird as they talk about canning and answer your questions, the environmental report with Mike Nowak from http://mikenowak.org, and well known garden podcaster Mike Podlesney from http://www.averagepersongardening.com/

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Brown Sugar Peach Jam (Low Sugar) – Canning What You Grow

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Recipe:
Ingredients:
4 1/2 cups chopped peaches, fresh or frozen
1 cup unsweetened apple juice
5 tablespoons Ball® RealFruit™ Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin
1 ½ cups of brown sugar
3 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
Yields 6 half-pint jars
Method:
Prepare hot water bath, jars, rings and lids.
Combine peaches with apple juice and lemon juice in a non-reactive pot. Gradually stir in Ball® RealFruit™ Pectin.  Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
Add brown sugar. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
Test and check set.
Ladle hot jam into hot jars, one at a time, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight.
Place filled jars in canner, ensuring jars are covered by 1 to 2 inches of water. Place lid on canner. Bring water to gentle, steady boil.
Process jars for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid and let jars stand for 5 minutes.