Peach Vanilla Jam


  • Cooking time 1 hour
  • 24 hours
  • Total time 25 hours
  • Portion size 8 servings



In Dutch oven or large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine peaches, sugar and lemon juice. Using potato masher, mash peaches. Scrape seeds from vanilla pods into saucepan; add pods to saucepan. Bring to rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Add pectin; return to rolling boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir for 5 minutes; skim off foam. Remove and discard vanilla bean pods.

Using sterilized metal ladle and funnel, pack into 8 hot (sterilized) 1-cup glass jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Using rubber spatula, gently scrape down sides of jars to remove air bubbles. Wipe rim of each jar as needed. Cover with lids. Screw on bands until resistance is met; increase to fingertip tight.

Place jars in canning rack in large saucepan of hot water, ensuring jars are covered with at least 1 inch water. Cover pot and bring to boil; boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat. Uncover; let jars stand in saucepan for 5 minutes. Lift up rack. Using canning tongs, transfer jars to cooling rack; let stand 20 minutes. Wearing oven mitts, gently tilt and rotate jars (without moving ring or lid) to evenly distribute fruit in jam (do not turn jars upside down). Let cool for 24 hours (tilting and rotating jars occasionally). (Sealed jars can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 year. Refrigerate after opening and consume within 3 weeks.)


Author note(s):

It’s best to blanch the peaches a few at a time to keep the water at a rolling boil. If the temperature of the water drops too significantly, it will cause the flesh to cook, rather than simply loosening the skins. To peel peaches, score an X in bottom of each using paring knife. In large pot of boiling water, cook peaches just until skins are beginning to loosen, about 1 minute. Using slotted spoon, transfer to large bowl of ice water to chill; drain. Peel off skins and discard.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sugars 11g
  • Calories 45
  • Total carbohydrate 11g
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Peach Vanilla Jam