ingredients / Yields: 6 half-pint jars
  • 4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 package powdered pectin
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 6 half-pint jars
  1. FIRST In a large stock pot, combine peaches, lemon juice, and pectin. Bring to a boil over high heat until bubbles form over surface, stirring constantly. Add sugar and boil for an additional minute, constantly stirring. Remove from heat and skim foam from surface.
  2. NEXT Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot. Using tongs, transfer lids, rings, and jars to water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove, using tongs, and let drain on towel.
  3. LAST Fill sterilized jars with hot jam, leaving ½” headspace. Place lids on jars and secure until finger tight. Wipe sides of jars clean and process in boiling water for 5 minutes. Once jars have cooled, secure lids and store in cool, dark place for up to a year.

    8 years ago

    I read in an Epicurious magazine devoted to canning that using a Vitamin C tablet crushed, can keep the color bright and keep from getting very dark brown. Do you know of this? Would be a great tip for all of us jam makers.

  2. Dawn

    8 years ago

    How much is in a package? I got a jar of it at the store today I have some peaches !!

  3. Erin

    8 years ago

    We made this a few weeks ago here in PA from the small peaches our trees have finally sprung!! Excellent enough that our 2 boys have it all almost gone and I am working on another batch tonight. Thanks for a new family favorite!!!

  4. Beverly Hughes

    8 years ago

    This will be happening at our house…..and don’t think you will get any. LOL

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