Sunday, August 30, 2009

SMS - Cinnamon Peach Jam (no Peach Muffins)

For those of you interested in the State Fair Baking Contest results, please click HERE.


This week's SMS recipe, Peach Muffins, was chosen by JoVonn of The Givens Chronicle. You can find the recipe for Peach Muffins HERE. Don't forget to check out the SMS blog roll.

After my hectic baking marathon for the State Fair, I wanted to take a small break from baking (a VERY small break, mind you!). A few days ago I did buy peaches with the intention to bake peach muffins but today was one of those days where I wanted to take it easy and not do much. Since I hate to throw away food, I had to do something with the peaches before they went bad. The Sweet Melissa Baking Book came to the rescue. I decided to make half a batch of Cinnamon Peach Jam. It's delicious! I'm sure these preserves would have tasted great on peach muffins!

Peeled peaches right after a hot water bath

The peaches and cinnamon stick are cooking away

Thick and delicious goodness after just 25 minutes!

Yummy, delicious peachy-ness! Bon appetit!

17 comments:

  1. It looks delicious! Great use for your peaches!

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  2. Im sure you needed a break after all of your fair baking. I think your jam looks amazing. I love the little tart you put it on in the last picture!

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  3. This looks and sounds uber delicious.

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  4. My email address is blueridgebaker@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

    Sarah

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  5. I think I prefer jam over muffins so I like what you did here. As for the cake, I'm not sure what the name of the pastry chef is but it is wh ever works at the Four Seasons. Thanks for your sweet comment.

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  6. All that baking and you took a break to make something else? My idol! Love the jam... looks delicious.

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  8. Yum, that looks great! What a perfect way to utilize the peaches. I'm planning on taking advantage of the extra day off this weekend and doing some canning. I was thinking of making the plum raspberry from the Sweet Melissa book. I just sent you an email about the tres leches cake.

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  9. Oh wow, the combination of peaches and cinnamon sounds so delicious! Glad you found a way to use the peaches even if it wasn't in the muffins :)

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  12. I make peach jam too, its one of my favorites! A summer MUST!
    Happy Baking :)
    -Mini Baker
    I'll be checking your blog often!!

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  13. Just excellent Hanaa...wish it were peach season again! I'd love to make some. How delish this sounds1

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  14. I loved these preserves. Yours looks so beautiful.

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  15. Melissa's preserves recipes are among some of my favorites in the book! It's surprising how easy they are to make. Yours look great!

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  16. Love that you mention you use this for all your preserves. I want to learn how to can so that I can do that as well!

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