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Peach Freezer Jam {Low-Sugar Peach Jam}

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An incredibly fresh tasting jam, this Peach Freezer Jam is beyond simple to make. Just four ingredients and 20 minutes, and you’ll have a low-sugar peach jam made by your very own hands. This no-cook and no-can peach jam recipe is perfect for beginners or for anyone without canning equipment.

a jar of peach freezer jam on a cutting board with mint and fresh peaches

Careful observers might think I have an addiction to making freezer jam. To those people, I say – YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE!

Yeah, yeah, I have a lot of freezer jam recipes. This Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe is our family’s favorite, but we also love the No Cook Raspberry Freezer Jam. And July and August bring wild blackberries to Seattle, and that means batches of Blackberry Freezer Jam.

And now? Peach freezer jam!

If you prefer shelf-stable jam, try your hand at Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam which is an actual canning recipe. It’s still incredibly easy but you’ll need some canning equipment (related: Canning Supplies Equipment List).

Can You Make Jam Using Frozen Fruit?

The answer is a big “Yes”! You’ll need to drain at least half of the excess liquid that happens during the thawing process.

One of the benefits of using storebought frozen fruit is that it is picked at the peak of freshness which means it was frozen with as many nutrients as possible.

What Ingredients Are in Peach Freezer Jam?

  • Peaches! (or say it like Oprah and shout “peeeeeeeeaaaaaches” with your arms in the air. It’s fun)
  • Sugar
  • Freezer jam pectin
  • Lemon juice (not mandatory but it helps keep the peach color fresh and bright)

Whether or not you want to remove the skin from the peaches ahead of time is totally up to you. I do because I find it protects the integrity of the color of the jam (aka, nothing gets funky up in here).

If you find yourself in the amazing position of having leftover peaches, try your hand at Canning Peaches using this step by step tutorial.

Do You Need to Sterilize Jars For Freezer Jam?

Nope! They don’t need to be sterilized like the jars you might use for canning, but you do obviously want to use clean containers.

peach freezer jam with sliced peaches and mint

How to Make Peach Freezer Jam:

*A detailed and printable recipe card is available at the bottom of this post.

Use a paring knife and cut the peach around the middle to separate. Remove the pit. If you have peaches that are cling peaches (the peach won’t easily separate), you can cut them using the tutorial in this post on how to cut a peach in 15 seconds.

Add one layer of peaches at a time to a pot of boiling water for about 60 seconds. Once you can see the skin starting to come away from the flesh, it’s time to take them out.

Remove using a slotted spoon and place in an ice bath for 1 minute. 

Use the slotted spoon to remove the peaches from the ice bath. Grab one of the peaches and gently peel the skin back.

Use a food processor, or blender to chop the peaches. I find the best texture is a mix of mostly puree with some chunks of peach mixed in. It really comes down to your preference.

Two photos of peaches in a food processor

In a mixing bowl, combine peaches, sugar, freezer jam pectin, and lemon juice. Mix with a large spoon for three minutes.

sugar and pectin in a bowl with peaches

Pour into your preferred containers, put the lids on, and allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then freeze!

jars being filled with peach freezer jam

Try a dollop of your homemade peach jam on these amazing Banana Bran Muffins from Hey Nutrition Lady.

How Long Does Freezer Jam Last?

Peach freezer jam is good for three weeks in the fridge or 9-12 months in the freezer.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes:

  • If you’re using glass jars, make sure you leave 1/2 inch of headspace when filling the jars. Headspace is the space between the top of the food and the top of the jar. You need to give the jam a bit of room to expand in the freezer.
  • You’ll find freezer jam a bit runnier than a traditional jam. The fresh, bright flavor will win you over and you’ll likely find “normal” jam sickeningly sweet after enjoying your own homemade jam.

three jars of freezer jam

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Peach Freezer Jam {Low-Sugar Peach Jam}

An incredibly fresh tasting jam, this Peach Freezer Jam is beyond simple to make. This low-sugar peach jam recipe is perfect for beginners or for anyone without canning equipment.

Course: Canning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Low Sugar Peach Jam, No Cook Peach Jam, Peach Freezer Jam
Servings: 64
Calories: 16 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups peaches* chopped or mostly pureed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup freezer pectin
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Use a paring knife and cut the peach around the middle to separate. Remove the pit. If you have peaches that are cling peaches (the peach won't easily separate), you can cut them using the tutorial in this post on how to cut a peach in 15 seconds.

  2. Add one layer of peaches at a time to a pot of boiling water for about 60 seconds. Once you can see the skin starting to come away from the flesh, it’s time to take them out.

  3. Remove using a slotted spoon and place in an ice bath for 1 minute. 

  4. Use the slotted spoon to remove the peaches from the ice bath. Grab one of the peaches and gently peel the skin back.

  5. Use a food processor, or blender to chop the peaches. I find the best texture is a mix of mostly puree with some chunks of peach mixed in. It really comes down to your preference.

  6. In a mixing bowl, combine 3 1/2 cup of peaches, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup freezer jam pectin, and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Mix with a large spoon for three minutes.

  7. Pour into your preferred containers, put the lids on, and allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then freeze!

Recipe Notes

*You need 3 1/2 cups of pureed peaches for this recipe. Depending on the size of your peaches, it may take 3-4 large peaches to yield 3 1/2 cups of puree.

Peach freezer jam is good for three weeks in the fridge or 9-12 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Peach Freezer Jam {Low-Sugar Peach Jam}
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 16 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 16mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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