Peach season is here and there are two things I plan to do with my delicious peaches:
- Make the easiest peach crumble, recipe here
- Make homemade peach jam
Is there anything better than homemade jam, I think not! Homemade jam is so much more flavorful and fresh tasting than anything store bought. I’ve only made jam once before so I am really no expert but that goes to say that jam is pretty easy to make, it just takes a little time but the reward is being able to enjoy fresh peach jam in the winter when you’re missing those juicy peaches.
I remember my first time making jam we took the Ferry over to Whidbey Island in Washington and did the u-pick raspberries at Dugualla Bay Farms. These raspberries were delicious and I literally made the best jam ever. But now that I am in Texas peaches are THE fruit of the season. So peach jam it is.
I did some research & hunted the internet for peach jam recipes. There are a lot with pectin but I do not want to use any thickening agents. So between 2-3 recipes I found online I came up with my own version using some honey to cut back on the refined white sugar.
The peaches I bought were from Vogel Orchards in Fredericksburg Texas. I bought the loring peaches which are on the sweeter side which is perfect for jam. Plus I was able to keep the added sugar fairly low because the peaches have a higher sugar content already.
Amazing! The peach really shines through and the honey adds a nice touch. The texture is great too, thick and jammy with little chunks of peach throughout. The whole lemon I juiced + zested is almost undetectable which is fine as it doesn’t take away from the peach flavor but if you want more tartness I guess you could do two lemons.
This peach jam will be delicious on toast, pancakes, waffles, over vanilla ice cream or with cheese & crackers! Plus, these little jars of jam make the best gifts. Never to early for Christmas gift prepping is it?!
I hope you enjoy the recipe and if you make it please let me know by using #platefulnutrition
Want more peach recipes? Check out my recipe for the Simple Peach Crumble
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