Peach Freezer Jam

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Making peach freezer jam is one of the easiest ways to preserve peaches at their peak!

Vibrant in color and full of flavor, making peach freezer jam will be your new summertime tradition!

This sweet jam is the best addition to morning toast!

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What is Freezer Jam?

Freezer jam is made without cooking or canning and no special equipment is needed. Using all-natural Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin thickens the jam perfectly!

  • Slather peach jam over toast, pancakes, and waffles, swirl some into oatmeal, or top vanilla ice cream! It’s even amazing as a glaze for pork or ham!
  • Make freezer jam with the family! 5 ingredients and 15 minutes make this a recipe that’s fun for kids to help out, too!
  • This super easy jam recipe makes lovely hostess gifts with some homemade morning glory muffins or a loaf of sweet banana bread.

Ingredients in Peach Freezer Jam

Peaches – Choose heavy and ripe peaches without blemishes. Frozen peaches can be used but should be thawed first to make chopping them easier.

Sugar – Jello makes a low-sugar pectin, or you can use your favorite sweetener like Stevia or Monk Fruit, simply adjust the level of sweetness to your preference.

Variations – Mix in raspberries, blueberries (or jalapenos! So good on pork!) for a jewel-toned freezer jam! Roasting peaches first gives them a deep, smoky flavor and is a popular method in the South. Add apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice for a spicier, earthy jam.

peaches , sugar , pectin and lemon with labels to make Peach Freezer Jam

How to Make Peach Freezer Jam

  1. Mash pitted and peeled peaches in a large bowl. Add sugar and lemon juice (as per the recipe below).
  2. Bring water and pectin to a boil and cook for one minute. Add fruit and stir thoroughly.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared jars and cover with lids.
  4. Let jam stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to a year.
  1. Score a small ‘X’ on the bottom of each peach.
  2. Drop the peach into boiling water for 45 to 60 seconds.
  3. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool.
  4. Gently peel away the skin with your fingers.
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adding water to bowl to make Peach Freezer Jam

Tips for the Best Freezer Jam

  • Leave about ½” of space at the top of the containers, the jam will expand as it freezes.
  • To prevent freezer burn, use containers that are freezer-safe and recommended for freezing. Glass jars, BPA-free plastic containers, freezer bags (squeeze out excess air before sealing), and silicone containers are excellent choices.
  • Keep freezer jam in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to one year. Once the freezer jam is thawed, don’t re-freeze it.
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Peach Freezer Jam

Savor the sweet taste of summer peaches all year round with this homemade Peach Freezer Jam!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Cool Time 1 day

Total Time 1 day 40 minutes

Author Holly Nilsson

  • 3 cups peaches finely diced, pitted, and peeled (about 2 lbs whole peaches)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 4 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 package Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin (1.75 oz)
  • ¾ cup water
  • Peel, pit, and finely chop peaches. Measure exactly 3 cups of prepared fruit into a large bowl. Use a masher to further break down the peaches if desired.

  • Combine peaches, sugar, and lemon juice in a bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, mix water and pectin, bringing it to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, then add to the fruit mixture. Stir until pectin is well incorporated.

  • Pour the mixture into cleaned jars, leaving ½ inch of space at the top. Cover with lids.

  • Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours, then refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.

Keep jam in the fridge for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer (in freezer-safe containers) for up to a year. Thaw in the fridge before enjoying. 

Do not double this recipe, make two separate batches if needed.

Peaches can be left more chunky or mashed finer. 

Calories: 273 | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

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