Peach Jam


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!

Peach Jam
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
30 mins
Process Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
7 half-pints


  • 7 cup sugar

  • 4 cup finely chopped peeled ripe peaches (about 3 pounds)*

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ½ of a 6-ounce package (1 foil pouch) liquid fruit pectin


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

54 Calories
14g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 54
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Potassium 25mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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