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Homemade Peach Jam – Quick and Easy with Only 3 Ingredients

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This Quick and Easy Homemade Peach Jam is perfect when you have an over abundance of peaches in the summertime.

This quick and easy homemade peach jam is perfect for using up leftover over ripe peaches

A couple of weeks ago when I hit up the farmers market, I bought a big box of peaches. I had planned on making some peach ice cream, but then quickly realized I forgot to get heavy cream and half and half. I looked through some recipes and found one for a quick and easy homemade peach jam, so I decided to make that instead.

This quick and easy homemade peach jam is perfect for using up leftover over ripe peaches

This jam does not require pectin or a long drawn out process of water bathing or anything. Many people refer to it as freezer jam, because once it is done, you can store them in containers in the freezer- if you make a big batch.

I decided to make a small batch — only one jar. It's perfect to use up those last few peaches that are happening to get too ripe too quickly.

This is the same peach jam I used to make my Peach Drop Danish Cookies last weel.

How to Make Quick and Easy Homemade Peach Jam

For starters, you need your three ingredients — 3 peaches, 1 lemon, and 3/4 cup of sugar (more if you like it sweeter).

This quick and easy homemade peach jam is perfect for using up leftover over ripe peaches

I just peeled my peaches by slicing the skin off, but if you want to make the skins come off a lot easier, just boil them in water for a couple of minutes. The skin then just peels off with little to no effort.

Once you get that done, you are going to slice your peaches, remove the pits and dice them up. Put them in a stock pot with the sugar and the juice of one lemon.

The lemon juice is a natural pectin and will help your jam jell like it is supposed to.

This quick and easy homemade peach jam is perfect for using up leftover over ripe peaches

Turn your stove on to medium high and start cooking those beautiful peaches down. When they start getting soft, you can take your potato masher and start mashing them to release their juices and help the fruit break down.

This quick and easy homemade peach jam is perfect for using up leftover over ripe peaches

Just keep mashing and stirring. After probably about 20 minutes or so, you mixture will start looking like this —

This quick and easy homemade peach jam is perfect for using up leftover over ripe peaches

After about 30 minutes, take a small spoonful and put on a plate that  you had resting in the freezer. Put it back in the freezer for a minute and pull it back out. Run your finger down the middle and see if the jam stays put. If it does, your jam is finished and ready to be enjoyed.

If it seems a bit runny, then you need to boil it just a little bit longer.

How to Store Your Homemade Peach Jam

Once it is was done, I removed it from the stove and placed it in my jar. I just filled it all the way leaving about 1/4″ space at the top. Then I let it cool to room temperature and then put the lids on. From there, I can store in the fridge, give them to friends, or put in storage containers and place in the freezer.

This quick and easy homemade peach jam is perfect for using up leftover over ripe peaches

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Yield: 3 half pints

Quick and Easy Homemade Peach Jam

Quick and Easy Homemade Peach Jam

This quick and easy homemade peach jam is the way to go to use those late summer peaches.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 medium peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup sugar, remember, you can start with less sugar and add more if needed
  • Juice from one lemon, Lemon juice is naturally high in pectin and will help the jam set.

Instructions

  1. Add peaches and lemon juice to medium sauce pan. Bring to boil over med high heat, using a spatula or masher to crush peaches to desired consistency.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add sugar. Bring peaches back to a boil, stirring frequently.
  3. Continue to boil and stir, until peaches reduce and reach desired consistency. (Anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes – jam should stick to spoon when lifted and turned sideways.)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

60

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 20Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

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Ruby Morales

Saturday 12th of September 2020

I think maybe I can do this. Can you use bottled lemon juice?

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 18th of September 2020

Yes you can use bottled lemon juice.

Dorinda

Thursday 6th of August 2020

Can this jam be canned; if so, what is the process?

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 10th of August 2020

You will have to refer to the Ball Canning Book to know that. I only make easy jams and have not ever made jam to can for long periods.

Kiwi

Monday 7th of August 2017

This seems like such a simple recipe! I have been interested in making my own jams since I bought all of these containers and mason jars and now I see how easy it can be so thanks for the easy tutorial.

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 7th of August 2017

You are most welcome. It really is easy. My favorite resource is the Ball Canning Book you can find here: http://amzn.to/2veH9q0

Marielle Altenor

Friday 4th of August 2017

Woah! Why did I always assumed that making peach jam was hard? Totally want to try making my own now.

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 7th of August 2017

It is the easiest thing to do. Seriously -- you should try it!

Lynndee

Friday 4th of August 2017

I love peaches! Never tried making jams, but I think I will soon especially now that I know it's so quick and easy to make.

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 7th of August 2017

It's not as hard as you think it is.

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