This quick and easy Peach Jam recipe is wonderful on toast, with cream cheese and crackers, or even ice cream. Prepped in just 15 minutes!
More ways to enjoy peaches include our award winning peach pie, peach smoothie, and easy peach dumplings.
Easy Peach Freezer Jam Recipe
Yay for peach season! Which means…peach freezer jam. Woot! Thanks in part to our neighbors.
Our current house (and hopefully our last!) is on a fairly quiet street and surrounded by great people. We adore the gal who lives behind us…and her garden, which apparently is filled with unicorn tears and pixie dust because it is always flourishing. I swear I think their sunflower plant and tomatoes grow two feet a day.
They also have a gorgeous peach tree….which happens to fall over the fence into our yard. She considers it community property and tells us to just pick what we want >> love her.
I put some of them to great use in this peach freezer jam.
What is Freezer Jam?
All freezer jams have a looser consistency than regular jams do. The texture for this particular recipe falls somewhere in between a typical jam and a fruit sauce – thick enough to spread, but loose enough to drizzle on ice cream.
You only need 5 ingredients, plus water to make this peach jam recipe.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Peaches – Use fresh ripe peaches for optimal results. Frozen fruit tends to produce runny jam. If you must use frozen fruit, get them into the pot before they thaw; the faster they defrost, the less juice escapes the peaches, which will help the jam thicken up. Although it still might be thinner than intended.
- Sugar – Granulated sugar is best for jam-making. You might be able to use a sugar substitute like Splenda, but I have not tested it and can’t vouch for results.
- Lemon juice – To set properly, jam needs the right balance of acid and pectin. Since peaches are a low-acid fruit, you need lemon juice.
- Vanilla extract – Adds some extra flavor.
- SURE-JELL fruit pectin – The gelling agent and a must for homemade jams and jellies.
This jam is so wonderful on toast or crepes, with cream cheese on crackers, cottage cheese, and even ice cream!
How To Store Peach Freezer Jam
This jam can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for 1 year! If frozen, allow to thaw in the refrigerator before using. (This jam recipe is not shelf stable or meant to be stored in the pantry.)
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- 3 cups peeled finely diced fresh ripe peaches
- 1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 & 3/4 ounce (1 box) SURE-JELL fruit pectin
- Place diced peaches, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Sprinkle in the fruit pectin, stirring until dissolved and continuing to boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and stir for 1 more minute.
- Mash the mixture with a potato masher, or pulse in a food processor, until desired consistency is reached.
- Ladle the jam into 8 ounce glass canning jars, leaving a 1/2-inch clearance from the top.
- Allow to cool for 1 hour. Seal with the lid and place in the refrigerator overnight to solidify.NOTE: All freezer jams have a looser consistency than regular jams do. The texture for this recipe falls somewhere in between a typical jam and a fruit sauce – loose enough to drizzle on ice cream, but thick enough to spread.
Reader Questions and Reviews
This turned out perfectly! I didn’t peel, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly for delicious jam that my whole family raves about.
This jam was awesome. Excited about the less sugar used compared to previous recipes. Can equal parts strawberries be swapped out in lieu of peaches?
Do you just put the lids on the jelly after the cooling period? Or do the lids and screw tops need to be boiled and put on the cooled jars? This is my first time making this.
The best peach jam ever. I multiplied the the recipe 4.5 times and it still turned out perfect. It is sweet and delicious and spreads perfectly. I love that this recipe is very low sugar compared to all others but it still makes a nicely sweet peach jam.
Was so thrilled to find this recipe. Our neighbors also have a peach tree! LOL. The season is short but the haul is large, so they always share and I run out of ideas how to use them. This is such an easy and delicious way to use them, thank you!
What would happen if I used a low sugar pectin instead of the regular Sure Jell Pectin?
Hi Susan – I *think* it would be fine, but can’t vouch for results without further recipe testing, sorry!
Thank you for responding so fast. I have made it before. I just didn’t realize I grabbed the wrong pectin until it was made. I have made it before using the correct pectin. It was delicious!!
Love this easy and quick recipe for my Georgia peaches. Using my Qui yogurt glasses to store in the freezer. Single household
I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing! I use it to make apricot jam.
Easy and so delicious – thank you for sharing!
can you freeze in freezer bags instead of jars???
you can make strawberry freezer jam also, very good!
When making strawberry freezer jam was the only difference in the recipe using strawberries in lieu of the peaches?
Can I use date syrup instead of sugar
Can this peach jam be made with Splenda?
I hate peaches’ fuzzy taste. Can this recipe be used for other fruit. Freezer jam must be what I got from someone but it was too loose of a consistency for toast. I even tried boiling it but that didn’t help.
Yummy! I did make this with coconut sugar ( low glycemic ) changed the color but was very yummy! And worked great.
Made this today. My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised how amazing this jam was. Ended up making three batches we like it so much.
I threw half a habanero in mine, and it is so good! We’ll see how it does in the freezer, but it tastes good coming out of the pot. Super easy too
This was so easy to make and tastes amazing!!!
Can agave be used instead of sugar?
Hi Lisa! This recipe hasn’t been tested with sugar substitutes, so we can’t vouch for the results, but you could try it.
How many 8oz jars will I need?
It is incredible! I used the Sure Jell Premium Pectin in the yellow package. Followed her directions and WOW! This is my ‘go to’ recipe! Thanks for sharing.
I have liquid pectin. How much would you use instead of powder thanks
Hi Amy! Can I use Monkfrut sweetener instead of sugar?
Hi there, Ana! I’ve never tested this recipe other than how it’s written and not familiar enough with Monkfrut sweetener to vouch for the results, sorry!
The directions were so easy to follow and the result is so delicious. I will be using this recipe for every future batch I make. Delicious!!!
This sounds fantastic! Quick question: Did you peel your peaches??? (First time jam maker here. ;)
Hi Jackie – yep, I peeled them!
I can’t wait to try this. I have been looking for a good peach freezer jam recipe. Do I use the pectin in the yellow or pink box? Thanks a bunch!!
Hi Tammy – I always use the yellow box.
I have been trying freezer peach jam for a couple of years with absolutely no luck, following the recipes in the pectin containers. This year I tried this one, and it is amazing! I like it because it doesn’t call for much sugar, and yes, the consistency is loose, but spreads nicely. The taste is wonderful! After making several batches, all I had left was the low sugar pectin, so thought I’d try it. The jam tastes the same, but it is much thicker in consistency. Either way, using the regular pectin or the low-sugar type, this is an amazing recipe. Thank you so much!
I added vanilla and bourbon to this recipe and it came out great!
Hi great recipe…do we just wash out the jars in hot water and soap? Thx Derek
Cindy, if you don’t want to freeze this, then you need to process it in a hot water bath. Otherwise, it needs to be refrigerated and used within 3 weeks.
If it’s processed in hot water bath what is shelf life? Could I used freezer bags after it’s set and cooled overnight?
I love this recipe. I added 1 TBS of cornstarch to thicken it up a bit – it dissolved well and tasted the same. This site is much appreciated!
Yellow or pink low-sugar box of sure-jell?
I don’t know what the box color is, but it’s not low-sugar.
Will definitely try this.
Was so excited to put our peach tree to work with this jam and it did not disappoint! It is a bit thinner than most jams as mentioned in the article, but still thick enough to spread. Easy and delicious, thank you!
Do have to freeze just want to put on a,cool dark shelf
No. She said no hot water bath and no storing in the shelf. Must be frozen or kept in refrigerator.