Peach Habanero Basil Freezer Jam

Kim Biegacki


Whoa Momma, this is a hot one! I even chickened out and only put 2 instead of 4 Habanero peppers like I wanted to. Yet, it is still a spicy/hot jam. But, it is a sweet Heat. I love the fresh taste of basil in with the peaches. All three work well together. You could pair this with cheese and crackers or even use it as like a salsa over fish or chicken.

I tried searching for a recipe for freezer jam and what to do with these three and couldn't find it, so I just put them together. No cooking just finely chopping the basil and habanero and putting them in with the peaches. My husband and I really enjoy the sweet heat that you get with this jam.

Well, I hope you try it out and let me know what you think.

P.S. I love freezer jam because the fruit is not cooked nor anything else. It is a fresher taste and brighter in color when you make freezer jam.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 jelly jars/8 0z. half pints
30 Min


  • 5 c
    fresh peaches, peeled and pitted; finely chopped
  • 6 Tbsp
    ball realfruit instant pectin
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar or splenda no calorie sweetener, granulated
  • 3 Tbsp
    bottled lemon juice, use only with peaches
  • 6 - 8 large
    fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 - 4 small
    habanero pepper, fresh, finely chopped

How to Make Peach Habanero Basil Freezer Jam


  1. Peel and pit your peaches. Peel them by placing in boiling water for 20 - 30 seconds and peel should come off easily. Then, remove pit and slice up peaches. I chopped mine in the food processor. Add your basil leaves and habaneros to your chopped peaches.

    I did all of them in the food processor.
  2. Stir peaches, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Add pectin gradually, stirrring to prevent clumping. Stir 3 minutes.
  3. Ladle jam into clean freezer jars and let stand 30 minutes. Enjoy.
  4. I might add that after having the jam on toast and with some tortilla chips who needs a doctor? It must kill any intestinal yuckies you might have. LOL...Wheewww Weeee.....HOT, HOT, Hot...Did I mention HOT??? LOL
    Not only do you get some heat in your mouth but your whole body too. This would be good to eat on a cold night to warm you up. LOL....

    The body heat will last at least an hour if not longer. You kinda feel like you might have "fire breath" or at least some smoke should be coming out from somewhere. ROFL

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About Peach Habanero Basil Freezer Jam

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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