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Pantry Preserving: Peach Lavender Jam

Peach Lavender Jam

The Hill Country of Texas is known for many things.  The beautiful wildflowers, the great hiking and camping, and plethora of wineries are some of the wonderful draws to the area.  Peach season and lavender season are another!  The idea of combining fresh peaches and lavender into a jam made my mouth water just thinking about it!  Imagine spreading this over freshly baked Buttermilk Biscuits!

This recipe makes about 7 8-ounce jars.

Peach Lavender Jam from 250 Home Preserving Favorites

  • 3 Tbs dried organic lavender flowers
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 4 cups peaches, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 7 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 oz (2 – 3 oz pouches) liquid pectin

Place lavender in a small heatproof bowl.  Pour boiling water over flowers.  Let steep for 20 minutes.  Strain, reserving liquid.  Discard lavender.

In a dutch oven, or large pot, combine lavender infusion, peaches and lemon juice.  Bring to a full boil over high heat, stirring constantly.

Add sugar in a steady stream, stirring constantly.  Return to a full boil, keep stirring to dissolve sugar.

Immediately stir in pectin.  Return to a full boil.  Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and skim off any foam.  Stir for 5 to 8 minutes to prevent floating fruit.

Ladle peach mixture into sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch of space from the rim.  Wipe off any excess jam that may have spilled.  Apply lids and rings and tighten (fingertip tight).

Process the jars for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

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42 comments on “Pantry Preserving: Peach Lavender Jam

  1. Fig & Quince
    August 8, 2013

    delightful concoction!

  2. What a lovely combination. Two of my favourite things!

  3. apuginthekitchen
    August 8, 2013

    Oh yes, would love some of that jam on a biscuit. The peach and lavender are a wonderful combination.

  4. Cloches & Lavender
    August 8, 2013

    wow, you are good Kenley. Bet this is great.

    Cynthia

  5. You can eat lavender? Say no more…yummy if it tastes as good as it smells.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      You sure can, Laurie!! And it does taste as good as it smells. The important thing to remember though is moderation — a little bit of lavender goes a long way (too much and it overpowers everything else).
      Kenley

  6. Karen
    August 8, 2013

    The hill country of Texas is beautiful but I never knew it was famous for lavender.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      Yup! They have large lavender festivals every year. The soil has similar qualities to areas of France — meaning lots of lavender and lots of wine. 🙂
      Kenley

  7. lulu
    August 8, 2013

    Oh, does this sound good! I love peach preserves and with the addition of lavender, your recipe has to be a can’t miss.

  8. Rachel
    August 8, 2013

    This sounds ahhhmmmmmmazing!

  9. Home Seasons
    August 8, 2013

    Never thought of a peach and lavender combo before, but now that you mention it, it sounds delightful!

  10. Mmmm that sounds amazing! I need to find a lavender farm and just fill my arms with bundles of the stuff. I would put it on and in everything. I have a few lavender sachets in my clothes, but the dried flowers are quite old so they’ve lost most of their scent. Next time I’ll have to try it in food!

    Alicia

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      You could always come down here for a visit during lavender season. 😉 Our lavender is getting so big — happy to share (for both your culinary and clothes sachets needs). 😉

  11. johnnysenough hepburn
    August 8, 2013

    It’s a shame I only visited Houston five years ago. As Texas is such a large state there must be the most amazing towns and places to visit. Besides, there’s so much food I never got the chance of tasting!
    – Loving the combination of this jam 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      Oh yes! Houston is nice but in my personal (possibly biased) opinion, there is so many wonderful places to visit in Central Texas. Austin itself is a foodie’s dream — and of course all of the areas surrounding it. 🙂
      Kenley

  12. You post the yummiest things. Thanks for the recipe. I hope I can get motivated to try to do it. ~~~~ : – )

  13. Peri's Spice Ladle
    August 8, 2013

    Love the hill country of Texas especially in late spring and early summer…and Kenley, your simple fresh jam with peaches and lavender is a perfect reflection of its flavors:)

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      Thanks so much! And yes — that’s when we love going as well! Nothing beats wildflower season in the Hill Country! 🙂

  14. Emily
    August 8, 2013

    Mmmm there really is nothing better then a homemade jam on a warm biscuit!! You’ve given me a craving… and a reminder to get my canner out!!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      You got that right!! And hope that I helped inspire you to do some canning, Emily! 🙂
      Kenley

  15. Anika Kohon
    August 8, 2013

    This sounds delicious! I love peaches — and lavender.

  16. now at home mom
    August 9, 2013

    Kenley, this sounds delicious; the peaches and dried lavender flowers; must smell so good too! 🙂 wish you a great weekend! 🙂

  17. mmmarzipan
    August 9, 2013

    Sounds soooo good! I love lavender… and peaches!!!!

  18. kalamitykelli
    August 9, 2013

    Beautiful! I love a good peach jam but I’ve never made it with lavender – must try it this time!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      I really thought the lavender added such a great element to the peach flavor. Think you would enjoy! 🙂
      Kenley

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  20. This looks AMAZING. You know I’ve still never been to the lavender farms around these parts. Have you? May need to make an adventure out of it once Piranha Boy is older 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      Thanks Sarah! We went for the first time last year (it’s actually where the lavender for this recipe came from). And yes! We should definitely make a trip out there together! 🙂

  21. Charlotte
    August 10, 2013

    Nice combination! I have just started making my own jams but have stuck to strawberries and blueberries for now. This is a great summer idea!

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