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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 1155kcal
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


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

Make the Jam:

  • Add the peach slices, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla, into a heavy-bottomed large pot, over medium-low heat.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes, until the peaches are soft, and the juices are released.
  • Add the sugar, and stir into the mixture until dissolved.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil, cook for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat, and let the jam cool completely before serving.
  • Add them to mason jars and refrigerate.



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