Peach Freezer Jam Tutorial

I love peaches! I hate that peach season only comes around once a year and stays for such a short time. When it is peach season, we buy them by the box at local orchards and literally eat them breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Of course, we have to supply our peach habit somehow throughout the rest of the year, so we always buy extra peaches for canning, freezing and jam.
Today, I am going to share my favorite peach jam recipe. Even if you don’t normally like peach jam, I promise you’ll like this one!
Recipe:

3 cups peaches, peeled and pureed

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2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
1 1.75 ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin (I use sure jell)
3/4 cup water
The first thing I do is set up my little work area. Add sugar, apple pie spice, lemon juice to a large bowl.

Next, peel and puree your peaches. The easiest way to peel your peaches is to scald them first. To scald, boil water in a big pot of water. Once water is boiling drop your peaches into pot and leave them for about a minute or until skin starts splitting. Quickly remove peaches and place in a cold water bath. At this point, the peels should fall right off! Then, cut peaches in half and take out the pits. I throw my peaches right into a blender and use that to puree them.

Next, add your peaches to your sugar mixture and stir until combined.

Now, in a small saucepan combine water and pectin. Bring to a boil and stir continuously for one minute. Remove pectin mixture and add to peach/sugar mixture. Stir continuously until sugar dissolves (2-4 minutes).

Ladle your jam into your jars and your done! I always do a lot of baby jars, because they are great to give away as gifts with some warm bread or biscuits, as well as some 1/2 pint and pint jars for our freezer. Also, it is best to let your jars sit at room temperature overnight before sticking them in the freezer.

Jam will store in a refrigerator for a month or a freezer for a year.  Recipe yields about 8 1/2 pint jars. Works great in recipes as well! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.

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    Michelle's Tasty Creations

    Jessica,
    This looks scrumptious! I’ve always made strawberry jam, never peach and now I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up last week to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you have for this week’s party! Have a great week.
    Michelle

    Lindsay

    Hi! This looks absolutely delicious! I found you at the Six Sisters’ Link party and would love for you to share them at my link party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-6.html . See you at the party!

    Amanda Joy {Joy in the Jumble}

    Thanks for linking up to Pomp Party this week. I will try and make so of this this weekend while I can peaches.

    Melissa Whitcher

    I make strawberry freezer jam a annually. I will have to try the peach. Thank you for posting this.

    Hailey Anderson

    My family lives in Brigham City and my younger brother worked at one of the fruit stands on the “fruit highway,” so we always had plenty of peaches this time of year. My dad always made peach jam for me (no one else shares the same love affair as I do). I definitely miss those delicious juicy bites of paradise.