Mango Peach and Lavender Jam


3 cups peaches, peeled and sliced

1 cup mangoes, chopped

2 tbsp candied ginger, chopped

2 tbsp fresh lavender chopped

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup water

1 package Sure Gel pectin

5 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon butter


Prepare canning jars, rims and lids by placing them alone in your dishwasher and washing on high heat. Remove from dishwasher. Place a large stockpot filled with water on the stovetop. Bring to a rolling boil.

Place 1/4 cup of water in a coffee mug and add in lavender leaves. Place plastic wrap over the top and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Drain tea through a fine strainer. Discard leaves and set tea aside.

In another large stockpot, place peaches, mangoes, ginger, and lavender tea. Sprinkle with Sure Gel and allow to come to a rolling boil. That means bubbling continuously with it never stopping. Add in sugar and bring to a boil for 1 minute. You will know your jam is ready when you can run your finger along the back of a wooden spoon and you have a clear track. Add butter. Skim off any foam. Remove from heat and pour carefully into prepared jars. Make sure and wipe the rim with a clean damp cloth. Add lid and rim. Place jars carefully into the boiling water bath. Allow to "process" for 15 minutes. Remove from boiling water and cool on counter. You will hear random popping sounds and that means the jars are becoming airtight and fully sealed. Once cool. Tighten lids and store in a cool dark place till you are ready to use!