Spiced Peach Jam

Tess Geer


This jam is good enough to eat out of the jar! Opening a jar in the winter is like opening a jar of summer. Try it with cream cheese as an appetizer. Makes a great glaze for just about any meat or fish, too. Add 1/4 cup red hot cinnamon candies for extra spice if desired.

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7 -8 pints
30 Min
5 Min


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4 c
fresh peaches, peeled and roughly chopped (about 8-9 medium)
2 Tbsp
fruit fresh
7 1/2 c
1/2 tsp
1/4 Tbsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
1/4 c
cinnamon red hot candies, optional
1/4 tsp
butter (to keep down foam, optional)
2 pkg
liquid pectin (two individual 3 oz packets)

How to Make Spiced Peach Jam


  • 1Peel and roughly chop peaches. See how here:
    Peeling Fresh Peaches
    Sprinkle with Fruit Fresh, toss to coat, and set aside.
  • 2Prepare jars, rings and water bath canner keeping jars hot. Measure out other ingredients. Snip corners off the two 3 oz pectin packets and set upright in a mug near the stove.
  • 3Combine peaches, sugar, red hots (if using), spices, lemon juice and butter (if using) in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring mixture to a full, rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Stir and mash with a potato masher very frequently.
  • 4Once mixture has reached a boil that cannot be stirred down, quickly add pectin squeezing entire contents in all at once. Return to a hard boil stirring and mashing constantly for one minute. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
  • 5Fill hot jars leaving 1/4" headspace. Run a small spatula around the inside of each jar to disperse air bubbles and add additional jam to bring back to 1/4" headspace.
  • 6Carefully and thoroughly wipe the rim of each jar clean with a damp towel to ensure a good seal. Place rings and lids. Tighten lids to "fingertip" tightness. Process in boiling water bath for five minutes.
  • 7Remove jars to a clean dish towel and let rest for 12 hours. Check for seal. Reprocess or refrigerate and unsealed jars. Will keep in a dark cupboard for one year.

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About Spiced Peach Jam

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #canned, #canning, #peaches

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