Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2008
- 2 1/4 pounds fresh peaches (about 4), peeled, halved, and pitted, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 14 ounces sugar (1 3/4 cups)
Prepare an ice-water bath. Combine peaches and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer, and cook, skimming off foam, 10 minutes.
Remove pan from heat, and pour jam into a heatproof bowl. Place bowl in ice-water bath, and let cool, stirring occasionally.