Peach Paradise Jam


Immerse yourself in the summery delight of Peach Paradise Jam, where the lush sweetness of ripe peaches is captured in every jar. This homemade jam offers a taste of summer with its rich, fruity flavor and smooth texture, making it an ideal spread for toast, pastries, and even as a unique addition to savory dishes.

Peach Paradise Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 34 kcal
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 8 g


  • Fresh peaches, peeled and chopped (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (500g / 1.1 lbs / 17.6 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Water (100ml / 3.4 oz)
  • Pectin (optional, for thicker jam) (5g / 0.2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Peaches: Peel and chop the peaches into small pieces.
  2. Macerate the Fruit: In a large pot, mix peaches with sugar and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook the Mixture: Add water and lemon juice to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Simmer and Thicken: Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. For a thicker jam, add pectin and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Test for Doneness: Drop a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.
  6. Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Selecting Peaches: Use ripe, juicy peaches for the best flavor.
  • Skimming Foam: Skim off any foam for a clearer jam.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for extended shelf life.


Can I use canned peaches?

Fresh peaches are recommended for this recipe for the best flavor.

How long does peach jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I reduce the sugar in this jam?

Yes, adjust sugar to taste, but it also helps in preservation.