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Our Peach Jam recipe will give you enough jam to keep for yourself and give away as gifts. Once you take one bite of toast topped with a layer of homemade peach jam, you'll never buy it at the store again!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

5 mins
35 mins
30 mins
7 half-pints


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot combine sugar, peaches, and lemon juice. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Quickly stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.

  • Ladle hot jam into hot sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  • Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks, turning and tilting jars after 20 minutes to distribute fruit evenly throughout the jam. Repeat as necessary. Makes 7 half-pints.


If desired, place small batches of peeled and cut-up peaches in a food processor. Cover and process with on/off pulses until peaches are finely chopped.

Cardamom-Peach Jam:

Prepare as directed, except stir 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom into peach mixture after skimming off foam.

Sweet Basil-Peach Jam

Prepare as directed, except stir in 1/2 cup snipped fresh basil after skimming off foam.

Bourbon-Peach Jam

Prepare as directed, except stir in 1/2 cup bourbon with the sugar, peaches, and lemon juice.

Chipotle-Peach Jam

Prepare as directed, except stir in 2 finely chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce with the sugar, peaches, and lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; carbohydrates 14g; sugars 14g; vitamin a 48.6IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; potassium 25mg.