I wanted pink instead of ping.
There are a couple of ways to make peach jam pink.
1. You can leave the skins on when you cook it, but my kids hate the whole fruit skin thing. [And I totally roll my eyes whenever it comes up because they Really. Care. Mom.] So I'd have to get the skins out, or run the whole thing through a sieve, but that seemed like a lot of extra work. I don't need more work.
2. You can add food coloring. Nope. I don't think so.
3. You can add red raspberries. Oh. Yes.
We went with #3. It's pink AND it combines two lovely flavors.
And then we added vanilla.
Because I totally heart vanilla.
I might have said that before.
And this is how it went:
Peach Raspberry Vanilla Jam
- 3 cups peaches
- 2 cups red raspberries
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/3 cup Dutch Jell All Natural Lite pectin OR 3 Tablespoons Ball Low Sugar Pectin
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla.
Note: You can easily make vanilla extract yourself. Try it. You'll never go back.