When summer fruit begins to appear in the supermarket, it brings with it the irresistible temptation to make jam. But many cooks hesitate to make their own jam, fearing long hours of cooking with unpredictable results.
Kiwi-Peach Freezer Jam and Kiwi Chutney are superb condiments that require only a minimum of preparation time. Make up several batches while the fruits are plentiful and use for gift-giving throughout the year.
KIWI-PEACH FREEZER JAM
3 cups chopped peaches or nectarines
4 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
8 kiwis, peeled and chopped
2 (2-ounce) packages powdered fruit pectin
1 cup orange juice
Combine chopped peaches, sugar and lemon juice in heavy saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring frequently, over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Peel and chop kiwis. Stir kiwis into peach mixture and boil 10 minutes.