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Peach Jam Recipe

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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peach Jam
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1155 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 lbs fresh ripe peaches about 8 or 10
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest optional
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place a large pot with water over medium-high heat, once it is boiling, blanch the peaches for 1 minute.
  2. After 1 minute, put them immediately into a cold water bath, for another minute only. No longer.
  3. Peel off the skins set the peaches aside.
  4. Slice the peaches in half, remove the pit, and after that slice the peaches.

Make the Jam:

  1. Add the peach slices, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla, into a heavy-bottomed large pot, over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook for about 15 minutes, until the peaches are soft, and the juices are released.
  3. Add the sugar, and stir into the mixture until dissolved.
  4. Increase heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil, cook for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  5. After the 5 minutes, reduce the heat to low-medium, and slowly cook for another 40-60 minutes, not boiling. The jam is ready when the mixture is thick enough to leave a trail behind the spoon.
  6. Remove from heat, and let the jam cool completely before serving.
  7. Add them to mason jars and refrigerate.

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Nutrition Facts
Peach Jam Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1155 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 862mg25%
Carbohydrates 295g98%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 288g320%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1479IU30%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.