Fish House Punch Peach Jam: An Adult Jam Recipe



Back in the beginning days of our country, there was a gentleman’s club in Philadelphia where the men would imbibe Fish House Punch. Supposedly, they also hung out where no women could see, smoked cigars, and sometimes even went fishing. After a glass or two of their punch, they most likely were too drunk to do anything beyond napping. Punch recipe below. 

I took the punch recipe, which does contain peach brandy, and make it into a yummy jam. Although the alcohol is evaporated when stirred into boiling jam, the rum makes it an adult jam. Use only dark rum in this for assertive rum flavor — I use Myers.

Pair this jam with cheese for a dessert or scones for brunch. Add it to a cheese puff pastry tartlet for an hors d’ouvre. My daughter suggests brushing pork chops or chicken.

Ripe peaches are too soft to hold up cooking to 220 degrees to jel and I want texture in my jam, so I use a commercial pectin in this jam.

Buy 3 or more pounds of the best peaches* you can find, freestone for sure. Let the peaches ripen a day or two until firm and fragrant for optimum flavor. If you have more than needed for the jam, make a small crumble for dessert or just snack. Ripe peaches are fleeting.

Fish House Peach Jam Recipe

Makes 7 half-pint jars, plus a little

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