Best Peach Jam Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 5 reviews

Peach Jam is a homemade recipe that is perfect to pair with just about anything! Making this jam can even be a fun time with friends and family!

Having a sweet tooth for peaches? Check out my recipes for its different variations: Peach Cheesecake Salad, Peaches and Cream Martini, and Clementine Mousse Cake.

Photo of homemade peach jam.

Peach Jam Recipe

Peach Jam is an absolute must-have in your pantry. You can use it as a filling, dessert topping, or as a glaze.

This recipe is a classic favorite in my household. I can just whip it out when guests arrive or when I need an added sweetness to my meals.

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Making it is also a pretty fun and relaxing experience. You can even let the kids do it as a fun activity sometimes.

If you have fresh and ripe peaches available, turning it into jams is one of the best ways to use it. They do not spoil that easily, tastes well when paired with a variety of things, and is the ultimate comfort food.

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How do you make Peach Jam without pectin?

Pectin is a substance that contributes to the thickening of a fruit’s byproduct. Normally, making jams involve the use of fruit pectin.

However, I have found that there are also methods to make jams without using pectin since fruits have this substance naturally. Here are the steps in making this jam without the added thickening substance:

Image of boiling peaches.

  • Blanch the peach. Boil the peaches for 1 minute and place them in a cold bath for another minute. Peel the skins afterward.
  • Assemble. Place the fruit, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla into a pot. Heat it up over a medium-low degree.
  • Making the jam. When the fruit mixture becomes soft and juice is starting to come out, start stirring. Break or mash down the mixture.
  • Adding sweeteners. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Cook more. Turn up the pot into medium-high heat and stir further for five more minutes.
  • Cool down. Turn the pot down to low-medium heat for 40 to 60 minutes. 
  • Serve. When the mixture is thick enough, turn off the heat. Let cool then serve.

Photo of peaches and lemon zest.

How do you make Peach Jam with pectin?

On the other hand, if you do have available pectin, you can add it alongside the lemon juice. The pectin will decrease the cooking time as you do not have to wait for the mixture to thicken by itself.

Picture of peach puree and sugar.

Can this Peach Jam be canned?

If you want to can your mixture to increase shelf life, there are additional steps that I recommend. This involves the use of sterilized jars with tight seal lids. 

So, at the point, after the jam was left at low-medium heat, transfer the mixture into the jars immediately. Place them in a canning pot for 15 minutes with an inch of water, and afterward let it sit for a day at most. 

This process, while lengthier ensures the mixture to last for three months. I like doing the canning process myself so that I can make sure that the process is clean.

Photo of how to make peach jam.

Check out these recipes for some of my favorite jams:

You can also pair this classic dessert treat with the following recipes:

Picture of easy peach jam.

How to Store:

Peach jams do not really spoil easily. To store the product, you can place it in sterilized jars in a pantry for six months or refrigerated which will make it last for a year.

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Recipe Tips:

  • To know if the thickness of the mixture is enough, check whether it leaves behind a trail when a spoon is dipped.
  • If you have pectin, make sure to check the amount of fruit that it can handle. Excess or an insufficient number of fruits may affect the thickness and consistency of the jam.

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5 from 5 reviews

Peach Jam Recipe

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 2 cups
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

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Nutrition information

Calories: 1155 Carbohydrates: 295 Protein: 4 Fat: 1 Saturated Fat: 1 Sodium: 3 Potassium: 862 Fiber: 7 Sugar: 288 Vitamin A: 1479 Vitamin C: 40 Calcium: 27 Iron: 1
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Jen

I love peaches especially in the summer time! They’re so refreshing, so I would love the jam

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melissa chapman

I love all homemade jams but the peach looks amazing. I have never made jam but this recipe looks like one I should try.

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Amber Myers

I love peaches, so I'm excited to make this jam. It sounds amazing and perfect to add to my toast!

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Pam Wattenbarger

We usually have so many peaches during the summer since I live in Georgia (the Peach state.) I make peach jam every year!

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Laura

Mm yummy! I’ve never had peach jam before but this sounds delightful!

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Tasheena

This peach jam looks really yummy. Looking forward to giving this a try.

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Melissa Dixon

I love peaches and this is a perfect time do make peach recipes. They are at their best in our area right now, so good!

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Kathy

I love a good jam recipe. The best are when they're homemade too. Peach is a great flavor as well. I bet this is delicious.

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Lynndee

I have always enjoyed jams but have never tried preparing one myself. Will try making one sometime.

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Marysa

This would be fun to make when we go peach picking. Sounds absolutely delicious!

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Gervin Khan

I may say that this recipe looks promising. The texture and color looks delicious and tasty. By looking at it makes you crave and will definitely entice this jam in you eyes.

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Rena

I am definitely saving this! Living in SC peaches are our life! I haven't tried to make jam before though. Sounds delicious.

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Beth

I've never really like peaches, but I think it is the texture, not the taste. I love peach wine, so perhaps I'll like peach jam.

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Natalie

I will have to try making this! We make plum, grape and strawberry jam but have yet to try peach!

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Lizzie Lau

I'm hoping to do some preserving this summer. I was hoping to have a huge cherry crop, but it rained and they all split and got moldy so fast. I guess I need to buy some peaches.

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Swathi

Peach jam looks delicous I would love to make this myself. perfect on toast.

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