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Nothing Sweeter Than a Tasty Peach Jam [Recipe]

Peaches are in season, and if you’re like me, you surely bought one too many at the local farmer’s market, perfect for peach jam.

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Use Your Fruit Wisely With This Sweet Peach Jam

Turning excess fruit into delectable treats such as this is so simple, especially following this recipe.

First, gather your equipment

To make this peach jam, you won’t need much. You will, however, need a glass jar, one large pot, either a stockpot or a deep pot.

The glass jars are the key in the jam-making process. You will need to adjust them in the pot so they sit up straight; all while the water is simmering.

This process allows the jars to remain sanitized while you make the jam and then store it.

It’s time to start cooking!

While the recipe specifies 4 lb of peaches, any amount can be used. Make sure you slice them in smaller pieces.

Then, combine your sliced pieces with the sugar in the large pot. Bring them to a boil, and leave them simmering on medium heat for 30 minutes.

You can test when the jam is ready by setting a little drop on a plate. If it is set, it will wrinkle when you poke it.

Finally, add the lemon juice or citric acid, and stir for a couple more minutes.

To finish up, store your jam carefully

Here’s a very simple step-by-step guide to properly can your finished product. This process keeps the jam sanitized and ready to be stored.

After this, you’re done! Your jam should cool down and be refrigerated, but it can always be enjoyed at any time.


Tasty Peach Jam

Recipe by Gillian Lightman


  • 4 lb (1.8 kg) peaches (peeled, pitted and sliced)

  • 6 cups (approx. 760 g) sugar

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Combine the peaches and sugar in a large pot.
  • Stir gently while bringing it to boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  • To test if jam is set, put a small drop on a cold plate. – if it wrinkles after poking it lightly with your finger, then it’s set.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir. Make sure to skim any foam that rises on the surface.
  • Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes then transfer into hot jars and follow this really easy step-by-step guide to canning your jam.