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Peach Jam Recipe

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Peaches

This recipe takes those peaches you’ve been growing (or if you’re here in Maine where peaches have a hard time growing, the ones that are at the grocery store) and turns them into jam. Serve during breakfast, give as a gift or keep stored for the winter.

What you’ll need:

  • 6 pounds peaches
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3½ cups granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Peel, pit and chop peaches and place in a large saucepan or pot; add lemon juice. Place a metal spoon in the refrigerator to chill (for testing the readiness of the jam later).
  2. Mash peaches and lemon juice using a large spoon or potato masher. Stir in sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. While boiling, continuously stir mixture until the jam thickens and reaches 210-220°F; about 25-30 minutes.
  4. To test for set point, remove saucepan from heat. Dip chilled spoon into jam, and allow jam to run off spoon; jam should slowly fall off spoon in one thickened clump. If it is runny, return jam to medium heat and simmer 2-4 minutes before re-testing. Using large spoon, skim foam from top of jam.
  5. Transfer jam to canning jars and cap with lids. Let cool to room temperature, store (can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks after opening).

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Baking Mixes Make Special Events Easier, and Great Gifts, Too

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
With the holidays just around the corner, there will likely be lots of baking and scrumptious aromas in your kitchen of fresh baked goodies, straight out of the oven. Make baking this season easier with any of Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s gourmet baking mixes. Save time and better enjoy the company of your friends, family and guests, with a helping hand from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Or, if you prefer to bake from scratch (good for you by the way!), consider our delicious cookie, bread and muffin mixes below for the perfect hostess or housewarming gift.
Dining Setting at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Chocolate Moose Cookie Mix New England Cookie Mixes

Proudly made here in New England, our cookie mixes are a true delight. For those who love chocolate, these cookie mixes are simply a must have for any home. For a real chocolate explosion, try the Chocolate Moose Cookie Mix. A chocolate cookie loaded with chocolate chips; a cross between a brownie and a cookie! Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Mix features a chocolate cookie dusted with powdered sugar, just like grandma used to make. Another option is the ever classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix, with raisins, oats and spices, too! Made of all natural ingredients filling a 15oz bag; making on average two dozen 1″ cookies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Mix Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix

Delectable Dessert Breads

For a mid-afternoon snack or a yummy after dinner treat, served with ice cream and caramel sauce, Caramel Apple Bread Mix combines rustic apples and buttery caramel. Blueberry Tangerine Bread,  boasting organic ingredients, no trans fat or preservatives, is a great mix for those adhering to a stricter diet.

And if you have a real sweet tooth, you will surely love our Cinnamon Chip Monkey Bread. Monkey Bread is a classic, round pull-apart bread that is a great accompaniment to any party. A burst of cinnamon flavor is highlighted by the delectable icing to drizzle over the bread. For a special occasion like a birthday or Christening celebration, try our Lemon Dessert Bread, made with crystallized lemon peel, it is a lemon lover’s dream.

Cinnamon Chip Monkey Bread
Caramel Apple Bread Lemon Dessert Bread

Raspberry White Chocolate Scone Mix Freshly Baked Breakfast

Start your morning off right with Raspberry White Chocolate Scones, the perfect accent to an impromptu tea party. These scones would be even better when served with any of Gourmet Jams & Jellies.

When it comes to breakfast options, you can’t have a muffin with out making it a Blueberry Muffin; at least in Maine anyway! Our classic Blueberry Muffin Mix contains light and fluffy batter mix and a can of Wild Maine Blueberries, packed in light syrup with no preservatives. Just mix, bake, and enjoy! You may just fancy yourself a trip to the local blueberry fields to gather more wild blueberries for muffin making.

Fig and Pear Jam Blueberry Muffin Mix

For more food themed gift ideas or if you’re searching for the new favorite treat to make at the next gathering, browse all of our gourmet food items available today.


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Tuesday Recipe: New Ideas for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with all that comes along with planning for your dinner party, we thought a few more recipe ideas may be helpful! Here we feature some of our favorite recipes and some new ideas to try this year. Enjoy!

Dips for Keeping Guests Munching

Serve up your favorite crackers and soft bread with any of these gourmet dip options to keep your guests munching away as the turkey slowly roasts to perfection in the oven. Made in Maine will all natural ingredients, your guests will thank you for the snack and the healthy alternative!

Easy Appetizer Ideas:

  • Slice a soft baguette into rounds for dipping or spreading with your favorite toppings
  • Display an assortment of crackers and pretzels for dipping
  • Slice fresh vegetables and display them on a platter for dipping
Spiced Apple Mustard
Peppercorn Dijon MustardCranberry Peach Jam

New Ways With Sweet Potatoes: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

We have all tried twice baked potatoes, but how about sweet potatoes? Say goodbye to your candied yams and try this new twist on a Thanksgiving classic vegetable side dish.

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup cranberry relish
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
Stoneware Baking Sheet
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Scrub potatoes and pierce all over with fork. Place on oven rack. Bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop pulp from each potato half, leave a 1/4 to 1/2 inch shell. Place pulp in medium bowl. Set aside shells.
  3. Mash potato pulp until smooth. Stir in relish, cranberries, butter, and salt. Spoon mixture into each potato shell. Place, filled sides up, in a 15×10x1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with walnuts. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.

Roasted Vegetables With Chickpeas

Move over green bean casserole, for this new roasted vegetable side dish is ready to take the stage. Roasted to perfection with just the right combination of vegetables, this dish is a sure crowd pleaser.

Carrots of Many Colors for Roasting
  • 1 lb. carrots, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, cut in chunks
  • 1 large red onion, cut in 1-inch wedges
  • 1 lb. red or russet potatoes, cubed
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 16 oz. can chick peas (garbanzo) rinsed, drained
  • 2-3 tbls. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  1. Position oven rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place all vegetables, garlic, and chickpeas in a large shallow roasting pan. In a small bowl combine the oil, rosemary, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over vegetables; toss well to coat.
  2. Roast, uncovered, about 45 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned and tender, stirring twice.
Large Haeger Baker Blue

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