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Five Minute Peach Jam | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Five Minute Peach Jam

Peach jam in five minutes? Yes! And only three ingredients. Simple, healthy and bursting with flavor. Five minute peach jam is a great way to capture summer in a jar.

Five Minute Peach Jam | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Growing up I ate one thing on my toast – grape jelly. Always.

Now that I’m older and cook for myself and my family I like to have a lot more variety. So I make strawberry jam, cherry jam and raspberry jam.

This year I tried peach jam. Wow! It’s like summer in a jar.

Chop. Mix. Simmer.

For real – that is all there is to it. Cut up fresh peaches, add sweetener and grass-fed gelatin. Simmer about five minutes.

Fresh peach jam awaits.

You can even make peach jam without any sweetener if your peaches are sweet enough. Else a couple tablespoons of sweetener really kicks up the flavor.

Five Minute Peach Jam | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Let the kids help.

This is a great project for getting your kids in the kitchen. Peal and pit the peaches and let your child cut them into small chunks. A dull knife is just fine for chopping peaches.

Then let them measure the sugar and gelatin.

Older kids can help with the cooking as well. If you are making a pureed jam this is a great way to teach older kids how to use an immersion blender.

Five Minute Peach Jam | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Spread it on. Stir it in.

Once the jam has chilled for a few hours it will be gelled enough to serve. Spread it on homemade gluten free bread, sourdough bread or your favorite muffin. My kids couldn’t get enough of this peach jam on freshly baked bread alongside a big bowl of soup.

Another great way to use peach jam is mixed into plain, whole milk yogurt. It makes instant peach yogurt without any thickeners, gums or added flavorings.

Spruce up your oatmeal by stirring in peach jam. Top with some crispy pecans and breakfast is served.

Five Minute Peach Jam | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Stock the freezer.

This recipe is for a small batch to eat fresh. You can easily triple it (or more!) and freeze the jam. Then you can enjoy it all year long.

Peach jam in the middle of winter is a real treat! Not to mention it’s very cost-effective. One jar of homemade jam costs about $1.25 (give or take).

The same amount of quality store-bought peach jam would cost about $5.00.

Grab a few peaches and your kids and mix up a quick batch of five minute peach jam. Then enjoy this allergen free spread all year long to change up your breakfast.

What is your favorite type of jam or jelly? Do you make your own?

Five Minute Peach Jam | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Five Minute Peach Jam
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Simple and healthy, five minute peach jam is a great way to capture summer in a jar. Only three ingredients and tons of flavor.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup peaches, peeled, pitted, cut into small pieces (juice reserved)
  2. 3/4 tsp. grass-fed gelatin
  3. 1 - 3 Tbsp. organic cane sugar or honey
Instructions
  1. Add peaches and juice to a small saucepan.
  2. Add the gelatin and stir. Let sit 1 minute.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Bring to very low simmer and let cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Mash or puree if desired.
  6. Pour into a half pint jar.
  7. Chill until gelled.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 year.
Notes
  1. An easy way to reserve the peach juice is to cut the peach directly over the pan and let the juice drip down while you cut.
  2. You can leave out the sweetener to make this sugar free jam.
  3. This makes one half pint of jam. Multiply the recipe by how many jars you want to make.
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Cherry Mustard Vinaigrette | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Cherry Mustard Vinaigrette

Spruce up your summer salad with this sweet and tangy cherry mustard vinaigrette. It is ready in minutes and will turn any kid into a salad lover.Cherry Mustard Vinaigrette | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

I am a tried and true lover of all things honey mustard. It is my go-to dressing for salads. We use it for chicken nuggets. I’d eat it on just about anything.

I have recipes for many different variations on honey mustard.

But with cherry season in full swing I decided to add a twist to my favorite.

I created cherry mustard vinaigrette. It has sweetness from honey and cherries, tang from mustard and a little zing from apple cider vinegar.Cherry Mustard Vinaigrette | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Wishing your kids would eat salad?

Cherry mustard vinaigrette is very kid friendly. My oldest could not get enough of it. She loves using it on her salads (especially when she’s using lettuce from her own garden!).

If your kids won’t touch lettuce (like my four year old), try using this as a dip for fresh summer vegetables like snap peas and cucumbers. Either way it’s a win!

If you don’t like the vinegar flavor you can cut back on the apple cider vinegar and increase the honey. Or you could swap mayo for vinegar to make it a creamy dressing or dip.

Cherry mustard vinaigrette is also very allergen friendly.

No need to worry about dairy, coconut, eggs, nuts, grains, etc. Extra virgin olive oil works well for this dressing. Alternately you could use avocado oil.

Skip the store bought salad dressings with rancid vegetable oils (like canola), thickeners (like xanthan gum and guar gum) and artificial flavors and sweeteners. It only takes a few minutes to make a unique, healthy and delicious dressing at home.

I like to add all of my dressing ingredients to a small mason jar, put a lid on and shake. Though I wouldn’t mind some fun salad dressing bottles (note for future gift lists!).Cherry Mustard Vinaigrette | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

This is a fun project for small children…

and keeps them busy while you do other food prep. They can shake and shake until they get sick of it.

If you don’t have cherry juice on hand use some of those fresh cherries and squeeze the juice out. Or you can use the whole cherry and blend a handful to use in place of the juice.

I know not everyone loves cherries as much as I do. So if they are just not your thing you can use another great mid-summer fruit – blueberries!  Cherry mustard vinaigrette turns into blueberry mustard vinaigrette with one simple swap.

In fact, you can use just about any of your favorite summer fruits to put a spin on this dressing. Peaches and plums would make great dressings as well.

Are you getting hungry for a big summer salad yet?

I know I am! Time for a great summer meal using fresh produce and nourishing homemade salad dressing. Cherry mustard vinaigrette is perfect for your summer salads.Cherry Mustard Vinaigrette | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Cherry Mustard Vinaigrette
Serves 8
A light and fruity summer salad dressing.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup black cherry juice
  2. 2 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  3. 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil)
  4. 1 1/2 Tbsp. mustard
  5. 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  6. 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl or jar.
  2. Whisk or shake until combined.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. This will stay good in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
  2. Replace the apple cider vinegar with homemade mayonnaise for a creamy dressing.
  3. This dressing can be used as a marinade on chicken.
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Honey Mustard Four Ways

Honey Mustard Four Ways || Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Hands down my favorite dip/dressing is honey mustard.  It has been my favorite for many, many years. I think I got hooked in college when I started eating salads more frequently.

Now if I make a salad for myself, 95% of the time I use honey mustard dressing. It’s just such a great flavor.

My kids love honey mustard for dipping when we make chicken nuggets.

Over the years I’ve made it countless times. It seems like I make it a little different each time. There really are many ways to make delicious honey mustard.

Honey Mustard Four Ways || Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Today I’m sharing my top four ways to make honey mustard.  They are all very easy, and they all taste great! Three of the varieties take about one minute to make, each.

The fourth version of honey mustard uses homemade mayonnaise. I always have some on hand, so it doesn’t add any prep time for me. But if you don’t have it, making the mayonnaise will add about three minutes to the preparation.

Try any of them as a salad dressing, a dip or a condiment on sandwiches and burgers. Honey mustard goes with just about anything.

Honey mustard can be prepared in advance so it’s ready when you need it. All of these varieties will last for several weeks (at a minimum) in the refrigerator. Double or triple the recipe to have a full bottle of dressing on hand for lots of salads year round.

How about you? Do you like honey mustard? What do you use it for?

Honey Mustard Four Ways || Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Honey Mustard I
A simple honey mustard dressing or dip.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup honey
  2. 1/3 cup mustard
Instructions
  1. Mix the honey and the mustard until well combined.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
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Honey Mustard II
A simple honey mustard dressing or dip.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup honey
  2. 1/3 cup mustard
  3. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Combine the honey and the mustard. Mix well.
  2. Gradually pour in the oil as you mix/whisk. Mix until well combined.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
Notes
  1. You can add 1-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar to this recipe if you are using it as a salad dressing.
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Honey Mustard III
A simple honey mustard dressing or dip.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup honey
  2. 1/3 cup mustard
  3. 1 egg yolk
  4. 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Combine the honey and mustard. Mix well.
  2. Add the egg yolk. Mix until well combined.
  3. Gradually add the oil while mixing/whisking. Mix until well combined.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Notes
  1. The honey mustard will get thicker if it is chilled.
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Honey Mustard IIII
A simple honey mustard dressing or dip.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup homemade mayonnaise (see post for recipe link)
  2. 1/3 cup honey
  3. 1/3 cup mustard
Instructions
  1. Combine all three ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. The honey mustard will thicken as it chills.
  2. This honey mustard works well as a dip since it is a little thicker.
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Homemade Miracle Whip

Homemade Miracle Whip || Homemade Dutch Apple PieI’ve been making homemade mayo for quite a while now. It’s so easy and so good! And so much better for you. I use extra virgin olive oil, so there is no unhealthy vegetable oil. You could also use avocado oil.

I tweaked my original recipe a bit to make it taste more like Miracle Whip since that’s what I grew up eating.

This really could not be any easier. It takes longer to get the ingredients out than it does to actually make the dressing!

I generally don’t measure any of the ingredients when I make it except the oil. But it still turns out great every time.

There are a few important parts of this dressing – quality pastured eggs (since you use the yolks raw) and an immersion blender.

Homemade Miracle Whip is great for making salmon cakes, chicken salad, tartar sauce, thousand island dressing and honey mustard.

This is even GAPS legal.

Homemade Miracle Whip takes about two minutes to make, thickens up instantly and is very yellow. The way it should be.

How about you…do you prefer mayonnaise or Miracle Whip?

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Homemade Miracle Whip

4 pastured egg yolks
1/2 tsp. mustard
1 tsp. lemon juice (optional)
2 tsp. vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. celtic sea salt
2-3 Tbsp. raw honey
1/2 cup cold pressed EVOO

Combine everything EXCEPT the oil in a wide mouth pint size jar.

Mix with a stick blender until creamy (about 20-30 seconds).

While blending, slowly pour in the oil. Lift the blender up and down as it’s blending- the quick up and down motion helps the mixture to homogenize, and it will thicken right up. This takes about 15-30 seconds.

Cover. Store in the refrigerator. It will stay good for quite a while – at least 4 weeks.

Canned Chili Sauce

 This homemade canned chili sauce goes perfectly with roast beef and tastes so good you’ll want to eat it plain!

This is a recipe from my mother-in-law for canned chili sauce. It is a great way to use late August produce – tomatoes, peppers and onions.

The chili sauce can be served alongside roast beef or any cut of meat you like. My kids even like to eat it plain or use it as a salsa substitute.

The great thing about this chili sauce is that it is a bit sweet instead of spicy. So my daughter that can’t handle spicy foods loves it.

I like to always have some in the pantry.

How about you? Do you like chili sauce? What do you use it for?

Canned Chili Sauce

4 qts. tomatoes, peeled, chopped
5 medium or 2 large onions, diced
2 green peppers, diced
1/2 bunch celery, diced
(1 medium zucchini, diced…my add in, optional)
1 1/2 Tbsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar

Simmer all together for 3 hours. Process in boiling water for 10 min. Makes 5 – 6 pints.