Last year, I was all about the fruit butters. This year, apparently, is the year of boozy preserves: strawberry red wine jam, amaretto cherries, peach vodka and now a peach jam spiked with white wine.
There is just something about the alcohol that really brings out the flavor of the fruit. Strawberries that turned a bit sour during cooking are suddenly brought back to life with the addition of red wine. Amaretto brings a sweetness to cherries, making them taste like they were just plucked off the tree. And peaches taste richer and well-rounded with a little white wine thrown in.
Due to some miscalculations and more bruised fruit than I had anticipated, I currently have approximately 30 jars of this jam in storage. Friends and family, I hope you’re ready for some peach jam in your holiday packages this year.