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Let’s Make Jam – with Peaches

Peach Jam

Lets make Jam! Works for Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, and Plouts.

Summer time brings all the delicious and fresh fruits. Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables is not only good for you, but also saves you a lot of money. Unfortunately, the season is short and in a few bites, the summer freshness is gone. To help preserve some summer time yumminess, let’s make jam!
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Course: Fruit


  • 4 lbs of peaches nectarines, plums, or plouts
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of sugar less if the fruit is very sweet
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Peel, core, and cut the fruit in small squares.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot (stainless steel or copper are best – non-reactive material).
  • Bring the peaches to a boil and keep them at a simmer for at least 30 minutes until the peaches are thicker.
  • Test it by dipping the spoon into the reduction, let the spoon cool, and run a finger on the back of the spoon. If the jam is staying in place, the jam is ready.
  • Place in clean and sterile canning jars. Closed the lid, and let it cool.
  • To keep for longer than 3-6 months, you may have to cook the filled jars in a water bath for 10 minutes.


The jam is delicious and doesn’t last long around here. You can use it on top of pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and to make peach pies, strudels, and peach hand pies.
Servings: 6 pints jars of peach jam
Cost: $8-$10 total including the cost of jars
Prep time: 45 minutes – 60 minutes
When a jar of jam costs usually around $4 to $8, this recipe helps you save a lot of money. Best of all, you know exactly what went into each jar and can save a little sweetness from summer for those gray winter days.
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