Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to make homemade peach jam. Our easy peach jam recipe can be eaten right away, canned or frozen.
I usually freeze most of our peach jam because its quicker & easier than canning it. I included the recipe for 1 batch for peach jam below.
We use the Low Sugar (Pink box) of Sure- Gel because it uses less sugar than the regular (yellow box) of Sure-Gel for the peach jam.
I typically make about 3 batches of peach jam a year for our family of 6 to enjoy.
Easy Recipe for Peach Jam
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Serving Size – 1 Batch of Peach Jam
Our peach trees are covered with peaches this year so for the last few weeks, I have been busy in our farmhouse kitchen making peach jam, canned peaches & homemade peach juice.
If you are thinking about growing a peach tree of your own, I would definitely encourage you to give it a try.
Our peach trees grow amazingly well with very little effort from us & have performed better than any other fruit tree in our home orchard. To read my orchard tips, (see them HERE).
Ingredients Needed to Make One Batch of Peach Jam
- 4 Cups prepared peaches (peeled & chopped)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 Pink Box Sure Gel (I like to use the low sugar pink box of sure gel)
- 2 1/2 cups Sugar
- 1 cup water
- Mason Jars & Lids
Step by Step Instructions for How to Make Peach Jam
Prepare the Peaches
The Easiest way to peel peaches is to put them in a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds & them place them in a bowl of cold water.
This allows the peach skin to come off completely only using your hands.
Once your Peaches are Peeled, cut out the peach pit & any bruised or brown spots.
This way of peeling peaches is the same process we use to peel tomatoes before canning as well.
Chop or Puree your Peach Slices
The fasted way I have found to chop my peaches is to add them to my blender or food processor.
Once I have collected enough peach slices for 4 cups of chopped peaches, I add them to my blender along with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Boil your Sure-Gel Pectin & Sugar for 1 Minute
Add 1 Cup of water, 2 1/2 cups sugar & 1 pack of low sugar sure gel pectin to a pot & bring to a rapid boil.
Boil for 1 minute & take off the heat.
Stir in Chopped Peaches
Stir in the chopped peaches with the sugar & pectin mixture until blended.
Ladle your Peach Jam to Pint Mason Jars
Ladle your peach jam to pint mason jars carefully (the jam is hot) leaving 1/2 inch space of the top of each mason jar.
Leaving Space at the top of every jar is important to allow for the jam to expand.
Let Jam Sit for 24 Hours
Let your jam sit overnight for 24 hours to allow the jam to set.
Add Jam to Refrigerator or Freezer
After 24 hours, you can add your peach jam to either your freezer or refrigerator.
How Long will Peach Freezer Jam Last…
In your fridge the jam will last for about a month.
If adding to your freezer, your peach freezer jam should be good for at least a year or longer.
I hope you enjoy our recipe for peach jam as much as our family does!
I plan on sharing my recipes for canned peaches & homemade peach juice with you soon.