Hi friends! I’ve got a fun new jam recipe for you – Spiked Peach Jam! This is the beginning of a series of different Boozy Jam recipes I’ve been experimenting with lately. Between us, I’m not sure this jam should be legal. It tastes like an old fashioned peach cobbler. You know grandma put whisky in her cobbler right? She did and I’ve turned it into something you can have on toast. Grandma would be so proud!
The original idea for this jam was inspired by grilled peaches. I wanted to capture the smokey flavor of peaches on the grill and the sweetness of caramelized brown sugar together in a jar. Well, as it happened, this jam does NOT taste like grilled peaches. Sometimes experiments don’t turn out the way you plan. It’s an Imperfect Kitchen, right? No matter, because this glorious “failure” tastes just like peach cobbler. The cinnamon warms everything up and the whisky gives it some depth.
Speaking of whisky, I used Cragabus Scotch Islay Blended Malt Whisky. A bottle followed me home from a recent trip to one of my favorite inspiration spots – Vom Fass in Claremont, California. Cragabus is an exclusive blend made just for Vom Fass. It’s very smokey, with a smooth finish. Perfect for what I thought was going to be Grilled Peach Jam. You may recall I’ve done several recipes for Vom Fass for Sara’s Kitchen Adventures. Not only do they have great Whisky, you’ll see their vinegars and flavored oils in several more upcoming recipes! They aren’t sponsoring this post, I’m just giving them a shout-out because I love them!
Yep, I think this Spiked Peach Jam might be my new favorite!
Everything starts in a large skillet or saucepan. As the peaches soften, you can use a potato masher or immersion blender to blend them to your desired consistency. I like my jam chunky so, I used the potato masher.
Isn’t that pretty?
Tada! Finished and ready for toast in the morning!