Peach jam

    2 hours

    This fragrant peach jam is simple to make, and may be stored. Toast and scones will never taste the same again!

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    Serves: 64 

    • 12 fresh peaches, stones removed and chopped
    • 900g caster sugar
    • 1 (13g) sachet pectin

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Crush one cupful of chopped peaches in the bottom of a large saucepan. Add remaining peaches, and set pan over medium-low heat. Bring to a low boil, and cook for about 20 minutes or until peaches become liquid (my family likes a few bits of peach left) .
    2. Pour peaches into a bowl, and then measure six cupfuls back into the pan. Add sugar, and bring to the boil over medium heat. Gradually stir in pectin, and boil for 1 minute.
    3. Remove from heat after 1 minute, and transfer to sterilised jars. Process in hot water bath for 10 minutes. Let cool, and place on shelf.

    Cook's note

    When making preserves and jams, select slightly underipe, firm fruit.

    How to sterilise jars

    Learn how to sterilise jars two ways with our handy step-by-step guide and video.

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    Ever so good. Made this last week and my family went crazie nuts! The greatest and could not be any easier!  -  12 Aug 2012


    Stupid recipe for peach jam. It does not say how much water.  -  08 Dec 2016


    brilliant the family loved it and so did my coffe morning friends.  -  05 Oct 2012