Saturday, June 6, 2015

PEACH HABANERO JAM


Thanks so much Cyndy for gracing the blog with this fantastic recipe and photo. I can't wait to try this one!

                                                Peach Habanero Jam

What do you get when you mix fresh sweet peaches and chiles?  A nice spicy bite of perfection. I really love peaches and nothing satisfies my sweet tooth on a hot summer day than a sweet juicy peach.  Peaches are so versatile that you can use them in ways you wouldn't expect. From Salsa to salads to jam and bbq sauce, let your imagination run wild.

This recipe comes from Renae at Howtohaveitall.net. I used just ripe sweet peaches and changed out the jalapeno's for Habanero's (just a personal preference).  I like color and more bite in my spicy jams so I added diced red onion and increased the amount of bell pepper and using red, green and yellow. I only added a pinch of the crushed red chile because I thought the flavor would be harsh.  Well, not in this jam, it was perfect. The flavors blend well together & the sweet spicy aroma filled my kitchen while it was cooking.  My neighbor loves spicy food and I gave him two jars.  He said he really enjoyed the pineapple habanero jam I made the last time & they use it on almost everything from toast to fish & chicken. Even though I used 6 seeded Habanero's, it wasn't that spicy, well, to me anyway.  Leave the seeds in if you really like it hot. The jars look so pretty sitting in my pantry, the colors look vibrant, even the red onion kept some of it's color. It almost reminds me of confetti. I'd never tried a spicy jam with fresh fruit before. I have to say that this one is one i'll make again, the flavor is Fantastic.

Thanks to Renae at Howtohaveitall.net and of course to Linda, a beautiful friend with a big heart. Thanks for letting me share my recipe today!


Peach Habanero Jam
Adapted slightly from Renae @ Howtohaveitall.net

makes about 7 half pint jars

Ingredients:

6 large habanero chiles (Renae uses Jalapeno's), seeded and diced(about 1/4")
1/2 small red bellpepper seeded and diced
1/2 small green bell pepper seeded and diced
1/2 small orange/yellow bell pepper seeded and diced
1/2 small red onion diced 

1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp crushed red chile (used a pinch, but use more if you like HOT)
6 1/2 cups sugar
2 pouches liquid pectin (used Certo)

1 cup diced peach (My cup runneth over, nicely rounded)

Get your jars ready and sterilize them and have the lids and bands ready to go. Make sure that you wipe all the water out of the jars and put the lids and bands in boiling hot water in a bowl, ready and waiting


Method:


De-seed all chiles and peppers and dice to about 1/4" (use gloves to protect your hands) Do the same with the onions.  Dice the peaches and set aside in a separate bowl.

Use a heavy gauged pot and make sure it's deep enough as when this starts to boil, it will rise up. A stockpot works great. I used mom's big old pressure cooker without the lid.  Combine the diced chile, peppers, onions, sugar and vinegar in the pot and add the crushed red chile.
Cook on high heat and let come to a full rolling boil. Let the mixture boil for a good 5 minutes.  Now add the pectin, I used a whisk to incorporate the pectin because it can get lumpy. Stir until the pectin is incorporated. Add the peaches and boil for another 3 - 5 minutes.


Take jam off the heat and let cool for a few minutes. Skim off the foam and using a ladel, pour into the jars leaving 1/2" headspace.  Wipe the rims of the jars, put on the lids and tighten the bands (hand tight).  Place jars in boiling water bath and process for approximately 10 - 15 minutes.  Remove jars from water bath and set on a clean kitchen towel to cool. If you hear popping noises, that's good. That means the jars are sealing properly.  If you don't hear pops and the lids have "give" on top, reprocess for another 10 minutes in the boiling water bath.

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82 comments:

  1. How pretty! I remember the one you sent me a while back...it was delicious...I'm sure this one is too. How can you go wrong adding peaches?

    Super photo....you know I LOVE that "bokeh".... :)

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  2. So do I Carol. I meant to say is never tried Habanero's with fresh fruit before. I really like the flavor. Adding red onion to the mix enhances the flavor. I have a few more ideas....

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  3. Wow! What a lovely jar of jam! Bet it's absolutely yummy! Thanks for sharing, Cyndy!

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  4. Thank You! It's a really nice blend of sweet and spicy Angela. Once I figure out how to make it low sugar i'll let you know. I love it when I find a recipe that let's the fruit flavor shine through and this is definitely one of them.

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  5. Cyndy..............I have said before, that I am not a peachy person, but if this was anything like that Pineapple one you made, it must be amazing. Your Pineapple Jam was soooooooo good, that I ate it on everything. The picture of the Peach Hanbanero is just so tempting. I also notice that you have some Butterfly shaped crackers on the plate. I would imagine adding red onion would enhance the flavor. Wowie, what red onion does for so many foods. I am a latecomer today to the blog, but boy am I glad that I checked it out before I headed to bed......now I can dream of eating sweet and spicy which I LOVE.......It was so nice to have you share your recipe. You are such a wonder with your Jams.

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  6. Thank You Myra. I know you love butterflies and I thought of you when I was setting up the plate. My mom used to love these crackers and I always buy them when I see them at the market. The peach thing, is it texture or flavor? This one is just as good but the peach flavor is there. Red onion adds to the flavor profile of spicy/sweet. it's so darned good. I want to try other flavors, so let's see what I come up with next!

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  7. That really looks delicious! I'm thinking it might be nice over a pork tenderloin! Visiting from the Small Victories linkup!

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  8. Thank You Michelle. This jam is so stinkin' good. I like your idea about the Tenderloin. I've only used jams like this on grilled chicken.

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  9. I LOVE the sound and look of this jam and can't wait to make!
    Thanks for stopping by the Say G'day Party and sharing! Pinned all your submissions and look forward to seeing you next Saturday!!

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  10. If you like sweet and spicy, you can't go wrong with this one. I hope you like it as much as I did. Thanks!

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  11. This sounds so good. Pinning to my peaches board so I can give it a try!

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    1. Thank You and thanks for the Pin Joann. I still have some and it's snack time!

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    2. Oh my goodness, I had some of the pineapple habanero stuff from Costco and immediately thought back to this recipe and how I HAVE to make it!

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    3. I made some pineapple habanero jam and used the Bernadin recipe and it's OUT of this world delicious. You can make your own!

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  12. Wow, this looks amazing...I can just imagine what it would taste like!

    Visiting from Say G'Day!

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    1. Hi Jenn, it tastes like sweet peach jam with a kick! Thanks for stopping by

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  13. Thanks for sharing this nice peach jam recipe at Cooking & Crafting with J&J Link Up party!

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  14. I don't know if I'm brave enough, but I pinned it!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/257690409905677780/


    Please drop by and say hello!

    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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    1. Laura, the beauty of this jam? You can add as much or as little of the chile that you want. I don't use the seeds and take the veins out of the chile if I don't want HOT. My hubby can't eat spicy hot foods so I make it both ways. This one isn't as hot as I know it can be. Remember if you do make it? Wear gloves when you cut the chile's. The taste of the combined ingredients are so good. If it's made too hot then you burn your tongue and don't taste the jam.

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  15. Saving this! It looks delicious, and I love just about any pepper jelly. And who doesn't love peaches?

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    1. You said it Ellen, LOVE peaches and this one is really good, thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I've never made jam but maybe now is the time! Thanks for sharing with us at #anythinggoes #8 link up

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    1. Hi Sue, Jam making is really easy and we love homemade versus store brought. I can tell you, I have a hard time even looking at the jars at the market because the taste is so much better when it's homemade.

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    2. You are so right re home made tastes better. Thanks also for sharing at #WednesdaysWisdom link up. I should give it a go!

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  17. This combination sounds so good. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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    1. Hi Sandy, this combination is really good, even my husband who doesn't like anything spicy liked it. Thanks for peeking in!

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  18. My dad would love this! I totally need to make this!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J &J!

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    1. Thanks Jess, I hope you like it. it's going fast here. great snack with crackers and cream cheese.

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  19. This looks really yummy and so pretty too. We like a spicy jelly with cream cheese and crackers. This would certainly fit the bill. Visiting from Mommy Monday.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by Rebecca. I used up the cream cheese and it works just as well with Mascarpone cheese too!

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  21. Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on Pinterest! Hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

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  22. Thanks for the share Kim!

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  23. You have inspired me, this sounds tasty. I'm always looking for new ideas to put on my weekly menu at work and I'm sure this would work well as an accompaniment. Thanks for sharing. Popping by from Tasty Tuesdays

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  24. Sweet peaches and chiles sound amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

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  25. Hi Eileen, it IS very delicious, you can't go wrong with Fruit and chile's. Thanks for stopping by

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  26. Hi Cyndy this looks delicious so thank you for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom see you next week!

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  27. Thank You Sue. It's a real good combination.

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  28. Try this recipe: 1/4 cup of your jelly, 3 T lime juice, 1 crushed clove garlic, 1/2 EV Olive oil, 1/4 cup sunflower oil, salt and pepper…..it will make a wonderful salad dressing!

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    1. Thank You Patti, I will try it. I bet the pineapple version I made would be excellent too. AWESOME idea.

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  29. It's gorgeous! I can almost imagine how the spicy peppers mingle with the peaches. Great idea!

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  30. Thank You Ann. I've made a few different kinds of Habanero Jam and they've all been excellent. Fruit can be spicy delicious!

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  31. Looks beautiful and sounds delicious! I made sort of a rangoon a while back and for a quick dipping sauce, I mixed some hot pepper jelly with one of those little individual cups of apple sauce - that turned out great, so I plan on doing it again, but this would be even better with all the different pepper and onion bites! :) [#CraftyAndDelicions]

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  32. Chris, I like the way you think. Great idea! Thanks.

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    1. It reminded me of the duck sauce from my favorite Chinese Restaurant growing up. Good texture with that perfect combination of sweet and heat. I really think your jam would make it look pretty too, and as they always say, you eat with your eyes first.

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  33. I'm on board with that. I love a good dipping sauce too. I'm getting all sorts of great ideas. Keep them coming!

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    1. Hmmm, my go-to quick dipper is a Sriracha stirred into sour cream or yogurt. Can't get much more quick and easy than that!

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    2. I've use Frank's Sweet chile sauce and sour cream before, Haven't tried Sriracha. Thanks :)

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  34. Yum, this sounds absolutely delicious! I love things with heat!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. You're Welcome Patti. This is really yummy. Leave the seeds in if you want the heat!

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  35. Hi Cyndy, this looks absolutely fantastic! Love spicy jelly, especially with peaches. We use it for a dipping sauce too for coconut shrimp! Thank you so much for sharing at #OhMyHeartsieGirlWW. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Hi Christine, Now I'm craving Coconut Shrimp :) So Many fantastic ideas! Thanks

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  36. Love habanero. Posted a Cherry Habanero BBQ sauce today. Great minds think alike..

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  37. Indeed Quinn, Indeed they do! Now that's one combination I haven't tried yet and it sounds delicious, Thanks!

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  38. I love peaches and spice, and the jam sounds amazing! I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. :)

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  39. Our Pleasure Dee. Thanks for stopping by. I ran out already but still have pineapple habanero and it's my snack with mascarpone cheese today. I'm looking for dried peaches and have to go to Trader Joe's for them so I can make a quick batch since my peaches that I just purchased aren't ripe yet.

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  40. My hubby would love this! Thanks for sharing at Tips & Tricks last week!! :)

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  41. I hope he does Krysta. Thanks for stopping by

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  42. Peach habanero jam looks delicious, love the sweetness and spicy kick from the habanero. thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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    1. Thank You Swathi & Thank You for the pin!

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  43. Man, this sounds good. My husband wants me to make it, so I'll give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!

    By the way, I'd like to invite you to post on my new blog hop (www.myflagstaffhome.com) that is open all weekend, if you're interested.

    Jennifer

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  44. I hope you both like it Jennifer & thanks for the invite!

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  45. Yum! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. Thank You NewMrsAdventures, I appreciate the Pin, thanks for the invitation!

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  46. I never would have thought to combine peaches and hot peppers, great idea! Thank you for sharing at Pin Worth Wednesday.

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    1. I never would of either Jocelyn, but a while back I made a blueberry Salsa and that peeked my interest in sweet savory spicy recipes. I make a mean mango salsa too. Fruit and heat just seem to go together so well.

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  47. We've made apricot-habanero jam (uses dried apricots) for several years. When good fresh peaches come around we'll give this one a try. Adding onion to jam is new to me, but sounds excellent. Spicy jam with meats or omelet is so good. Thanks!

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    1. Hi crmciver, I've made the Bernadin Habanero Gold using apricots and it's OUT of this world delicious. I've twisted that recipe until it squeaks. Try using dried mango, papaya and pineapple. I've done that and Plain Pineapple Habanero using dried pineapple and it's so good. The possibilities are staggering. I want to try this again using dried peaches from Trader Joe's. Fresh is great but I'm always looking for new ideas. I haven't tried the jam on an omlette before! Thanks for taking the time to stop by :)

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  48. This was our most clicked link up and will be featured!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! Love having you!! Pinned!!!

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  49. How sweet of you, Thank You Elaine! and thanks for the pin too!

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  50. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  51. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and shared on Twitter, Facebook & G+. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  52. Thank You Diana! I'll be right over. just got home from work

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  53. This looks delicious. I love sweet and hot jams. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.

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  54. Thank you Sherry, I love them too. Making a batch of Pineapple Habanero today

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  55. Hope you enjoyed your feature at Full Plate Thursday this week and your new Red Plate. Have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank You Miz Helen, we did enjoy it very much and I have to try your Raspberry swirl this weekend, it looks delicious!

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  56. I am trying this today. It looks so good.

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  57. Hi Paddi. This stuff Rocks. I hope you enjoy it!

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