Peach lavender jam and goat cheese crostini

INGREDIENTS: 
1 small loaf of French Bread
Goat cheese
Peach lavender jam, recipe follows

STEPS:
Slice French bread diagonally and toast.

Once warm and crunchy, spread on a thin layer of goat cheese and top with peach lavender jam.

INGREDIENTS:  Peach Lavender Jam
2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
1/2 cup boiling water
4 cups finely chopped peaches (from about 5 to 6 medium peaches, peeled)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 cups granulated sugar
1 pouch liquid fruit pectin

STEPS:
Place lavender flowers in a small bowl. Pour boiling water over flowers and steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard flowers.

Prepare canner and wash/sterilize 6 half-pint mason (or equivalent) jars. Keep jars in hot (not boiling) water until ready to use. Warm lids in hot (not boiling) water to sterilize and soften seal.

Combine lavender liquid, peaches, lemon juice, and sugar in a very large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a full boil over high heat and boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in pectin.

Ladle hot jam into jars, leaving 1/4-inch of headspace. Wipe jar rims and threads. Screw on lids and rings. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Remove from water and let cool completely, 12 to 24 hours. Check seals. Any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used within 3 weeks.

Yields: 6 cups

Recipe from The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving taken from LoveAndOliveOil.com

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