Ingredients for making peach jam with cognac
- Peaches 1 kilogram
- Sugar 800 grams
- Cognac 1/2 cup
- Ground cinnamon 1 pinch or to taste
- Main ingredients: Peach, Sugar
Saucepan, deep plate, kitchen knife, wooden spoon, soup ladle, tablespoon, glass jars with lids.
Making peach jam with cognac:
Step 1: Prepare the peaches.
Rinse the peaches thoroughly, especially if you are not going to clean them from the skin, the main thing is to wipe them well so that there are no hairs.
After washing, the fruit must be removed from the stone and cut into slices of medium size. If desired, peaches can also be peeled, but in this case, most likely, they will completely boil out and lose their shape.
Important: any peaches are suitable for making jam, but most deliciously it is obtained from ripe soft fruits, the pulp of which is rich in juice.
Step 2: Insist peaches in sugar.
Put the fruit slices in a deep plate and sprinkle them with sugar. Leave everything to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hourso that peaches give juice.
Important: some experienced housewives insist that it’s best to leave peaches in sugar all night.
Step 3: Prepare peach jam with brandy.
When the fruit gives juice, transfer everything to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. When all the sugar has dissolved, remove the froth and add cognac and ground cinnamon to the future jam. Mix gently and continue to cook everything until the slices of peaches are soft, depending on the ripeness and juiciness of the fruit, this can take from 15 to 60 minutes. The main thing all this time is not to forget about peaches and periodically mix them, as well as to ensure that nothing burns, is not digested, and the whole syrup does not boil.
After the peach jam is ready, without removing it from the stove, lay it on heated sterilized jars. Immediately close your blank tightly with covers, checking for leaks, and leave to cool at room temperature.
I must make a reservation right away that it is not possible to harvest all the jam at once, since you can serve it to the table at least immediately from the pan, just let it cool.
Step 4: Serve peach jam with cognac.
Serve peach jam with cognac for tea, or rather cook some delicious pastries with it. In addition, slices of peaches, if you just have not digested them, will retain their shape perfectly and can be used to decorate holiday cakes, as well as to prepare delicious desserts. Therefore, prepare peach jam with cognac and delight your loved ones with delicious desserts all year round!
Enjoy your meal!
- Cinnamon is an optional ingredient in this jam, if you do not like its flavor, you can not add it.
- If the peaches, standing in sugar, gave very little juice, you can add to them a little boiled water at room temperature.