Peach Jam

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Peach Jam is a great way to preserve those summer stone fruits! This easy homemade jam recipe is made with 3 ingredients and perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, and a charcuterie board.
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Homemade Peach Jam recipe is a perfect way to preserve those summer peaches! Perfect to use for breakfast, baked goods, and as a condiment for a charcuterie board.

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Why You Will Love This Recipe

Just three simple ingredients is all you need to make your own delicious homemade jam!

This recipe is perfect to can or freeze and gives you that fresh peach flavor all year long.

It works great for breakfast and brunch foods such as biscuits, waffles, toast, and English muffins. Or use in a dessert or a charcuterie board condiment.

The ingredients all in a pot


Here is what you need to make the recipe:

  • Peaches
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar


This is the equipment you need for the recipe:

  • Small Pot
  • Knife and Cutting Board
  • Masher
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

A biscuit with Peach Jam on it and the jar behind it

Instruction Overview

First cut up your peaches into large chunks.

Add the peaches, sugar, and lemon juice to a small pot and heat over medium high heat.

As it cooks, moisture releases. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and continue to simmer.

Mash the mixture up to your desired texture.

Once thick enough, remove from the heat and store in the refrigerator, freezer, or even can it.

Modifications and Substitutions

  • Nectarines can easily be used in place of peaches. Learn more about The Difference Between Peach and Nectarine
  • Both fresh and frozen peaches will work great. Frozen tend to have extra moisture so it might take a little longer for it to cook to the correct consistency.

Kim’s Tips

A jar of Peach Jam on a counter


Do you need to peel peaches for jam?

No, but it is recommended to leave them on as it adds deeper color and deeper peach flavor to the finished product.

Why does peach jam need lemon juice?

The lemon helps the jam set and also brightens up the flavor.

Can jam be made from canned peaches?

Yes, however it will have a slightly different flavor as the peaches have absorbed flavors from the juice they were sitting in. You might want to start with less added sugar and adjust everything as you need to in order to get the flavors you want.

How do you thicken homemade peach jam?

The easiest way is to cook it longer for it to further reduce.
You can also add a small amount of cornstarch which thickens quickly without losing volume.

How long does homemade jam last?

It can last in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
I like to freeze or can the jam for use when I need it.

A jar of Peach Jam on a counter
Pin of Peach Jam in a small jar with a spoon and title at top
Top view of Peach Jam in a jar

Peach Jam

Peach Jam is a great way to preserve those summer stone fruits! This easy homemade jam recipe is made with 3 ingredients and perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, and a charcuterie board.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 355kcal



  • Chop the peaches into large chunks, discarding the pits.
  • Place the peaches, sugar, and lemon juice in a small or medium saucepan.
  • Bring the fruit to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer to thicken, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Use a potato masher or fork to mash the fruit as much or little as desired.
  • The jam is done when it is thick and more of a clump when put on a cold spoon or cold plate and tilted.
    If it runs like honey, it is not thick enough yet and you need to heat it longer. You want the jam to move slowly when tilted.
  • Store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Or freeze.


Follow proper canning procedures to store at room temperature. You can also freeze this jam.
The volume you get will vary with how long you cook it (how thick it is) and how much you mash it.
This will roughly fill one pint sized mason jar, which is perfect for storing in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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By on September 4th, 2022

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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