Love peaches? Me, too! This Fresh Peach Jam is a tasty (and surprisingly easy) way to enjoy the flavor of ripe summer peaches!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Condiment
Keyword: jam, jelly, peach
2½cupsfresh peachespeeled and diced
2Tbsppowdered fruit pectin
Using a medium saucepan, add peaches, lemon juice and pectin; mash peaches with a potato masher.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often.
Once boiling, add sugar and stir until well combined. Bring jam back to a boil, stirring constantly at this stage so the sugar doesn’t burn. (Note: For smoother jam, use an immersion blender at this stage to process mixture until smooth.)
Once mixture returns to a boil, let boil for 1 more minute, stirring constantly.
To test doneness of jam, dip a spoon into the hot mixture and pull spoon straight up. If the jam mixture runs off in a “liquidy” stream, then reduce the heat and simmer until the jam mixture drops off in dollops. (Note: I needed to let mine simmer for 5-7 more minutes at this stage.)
Let jam cool to room temperature and then transfer into an airtight container. Store jam in refrigerator until ready to use.
Make sure to use a paring knife to peel the peaches for this recipe!