Bourbon Peach Jam

Diane Hopson Smith Recipe

By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011

Ten 1/2 pints
45 Min
40 Min

Yes "Bourbon" Peach Jam. Slap some butter on a buttermilk biscuit and give this jam a try! Or in a sauce for some good old BBQ ribs!

This has just a hint of bourbon, cinnamon and vanilla flavor. A really nice combination of flavors don't you think? Oh, and let's not leave out the awesome peach flavor!!

This outstanding recipe is from "Serious Eats". Just a few minor changes.

Hope you enjoy!!

Photo's are mine


4 c
ripe peaches, coarsley pureed
7 1/2 c
1/4 c
fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 c
cinnamon stick
vanilla bean, split ( i used 1 tsp pure vanilla)
1/2 tsp
butter (this will reduce foaming while boiling jam)
6-ounce pkg liquid pectin

Directions Step-By-Step

Start by sterilizing jars and lids. This takes a little while, so I start this 1st. I place my clean jars in my canner and cover with hot water. Bring this to a boil and boil for at least 10 minutes. Remove jars when ready to use. Pour some of the boiling water from jars back into canner and keep the water boiling so you will be ready to process jars of jam. In another small pot; sterilize lids in gently boiling water.
Prepare fruit; peel and remove seed, coarsely puree. I use my food processer and it works great for pureering peaches. Just don't totally liquify the fruit. A little juicey won't hurt.
Transfer pureed peaches to a large, heavy-bottomed pot. Add the sugar, lemon juice, bourbon, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, and butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Add the pectin and return the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for one minute. Remove pot from heat and skim any foam from the surface with a metal spoon. Discard the cinnamon stick and the vanilla bean.

NOTE: I did not have a vanilla bean. Once I removed the jam from heat, I stirred in 1 tsp pure vanilla.
Ladle hot jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims of the jars, cover with lids, and screw bands on until just barely tight. Place jars on rack in pot and cover completely with boiling water. Cover pot; boil over high heat for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, uncover pot, and allow jars to rest in water for five minutes. Remove jars from pot and allow them to rest undisturbed on countertop for six hours or overnight. Preserved jam will keep for up to one year in a cool, dark place. Unpreserved jam will keep in the refrigerator for about six months.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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Elle Carpino taittinger
Oct 26, 2013
Diane, I cannot wait to make this jam even though peaches are out of season ( cross fingers they will be good enough). Question : Certo-Sure Jell liquid pectin ( my go to pectin) says 6oz on the box, meaning each pouch inside is 3oz. So, I should put both pouches in the recipe- 1 box of liquid pectin- right? Hope you can answer quickly because I want to make this yesterday! Thank you, Elle
Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Sep 7, 2013
I love "JAMMIN WITH MY WIFE"...too cute!! So happy all was successful! Big smile here!! THANKS!!
barbara foulks barbarafoulks16
Sep 7, 2013
My hubby bought a peach tree 3 years ago the first year wasn't all that great, the second year was plentiful and this year was just amazing with some pretty large softball size peaches so I needed to do something besides cobblers and pies, and when I ran across your recipe I just had to try it, I also made the spice recipe I found, my goodness these recipes are amazing, so I have alot of jams lol My husband rides a 3 wheel tricycle so what I thought I might do is make a sign that read " JAMMIN WITH MY WIFE" and load him up and send off lol this is my first attempt at making jams and jellies and they with the help of JAP turned out a success so thanks again
Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Sep 6, 2013
Barbara I am so happy you are pleased! I did the same thing, made 2 batches. We love it! I also do a peach lavendar that's pretty awesome as well. Relaxing Peach Lavender Jam

Thank you for your kind comments!!!
barbara foulks barbarafoulks16
Sep 6, 2013
let me tell you, this is absolutely some of the best jam I have ever tried, this is so good, I made it, took some to work {my so honest critiques}and they (over 15 people) just loved it, this is such a treat, my hubby and I went threw a whole loaf of bread and then tried it on ice cream lol, I'm thinking if making a cake with this, I gave some away, sent some to Oregon to my sister and still have some left, BUT I did make 2 batches because it is that good, THANK YOU so much for sharing this, smiles smiles