Jalapeno Peach Jam

by Megan on August 21, 2012

Peach Jalapeno Jam Recipe

Peaches have been at their prime and I’ve been getting 10 lb flats almost every week through the month of August. I have a favorite lady at the Farmer’s Market that sells the most amazing peaches. I’ve never been disappointed.
Every year at the end of peach season, I have to preserve the sweet taste of Summer in a jam. Last year I made my Peach Amaretto Jam,  one of my favorites, but this year I went with a Peach Jalapeno Jam.

Perfect for Christmas presents, and yes, I’m going there. I have already started my Christmas shopping, and these jars of jam will become part of my gift giving this holiday season.
Peaches for jam

My girlfriend came over and we made this jam as a joint adventure.  After our first batch, we knew we hit gold with this recipe, so we made it again. The second time, we blended the jam with  an immersion blender and I liked the consistency much better. You can see the difference in the two top jars of jam in the picture above. One was blended, one was not. Your choice!

We also cooked the jam for 45 minutes. I thought the pectin in the lemon juice would be enough to thicken it, but we ended up adding a box of pectin at the end. Maybe if I had it at a soft boil the whole time, it would have thickened. But the first time we had it at a low simmer so we could watch the Bachelor Pad, and the second time we did the same thing so we could go float in the pool. I guess a box of Pectin was the trade off of a low simmer. It was worth it! ;)

Jalapeno Peach Jam

  • 8 pounds peaches
  • 5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 5 jalapeños,  stems removed and pureed
  • 6 pint-size jars or 12 half-pint sized jars with lids and bands

 

To peel the peaches,

bring a pot of water to a boil, and then boil the peaches for about 30 seconds to a  minute. Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon  and transfer to a bowl filled with ice water to stop them from cooking. Once cool enough to handle, gently peel off the skins. Cut into into 1/4-inch thick slices, discarding the pit.

Meanwhile, sterilize the jars and lids in either a pot of boiling water or the dishwasher. I just ran mine through a cycle in the dishwasher. They were ready when I was.

Add all the ingredients except the pectin in a large pot. Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat to high. Bring the pot to a boil and then turn the heat down to low, stirring occasionally.

After 45 minutes, add the pectin and boil for another minute or two Turn stove off and then blend the jam with an immersion blender if desired.

Pour jam into hot, sterile jars leaving a bit of head-space. Cover with lid and rings. Place the covered jars in a canning pot or stockpot, cover the jars with water, bring to a boil and then cook on high for 10 minutes. Remove the jars with tongs and then allow to cool.

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1 Nic August 22, 2012 at 8:11 am

Oh I can almost smell that from here, wonderful recipe!

2 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 23, 2012 at 7:22 am

Your jam sounds fantastic. I love spicy jam like this with cream cheese and crackers.

3 Diane August 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

This sounds good but is way too hot with the number of peppers…you can’t taste the peaches….also needed two boxes of pectin to jell.

4 Pru @ Perfecting Pru August 28, 2012 at 12:44 am

This sounds so good. I love the fact that you and I are already thinking about Christmas!

5 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! August 29, 2012 at 6:11 am

Can you ship me a bottle. I believe in Santa!

6 Angie@Angie's Recipes August 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

This peach jam must be very tasty with jalapeno!

7 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen September 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

Oh yummy! I love jalapeno jams but have never had one with peaches. This would be amazing poured over some cream cheese and served with crackers for an appetizer!

8 5 Star foodie September 7, 2012 at 4:41 am

Awesome combination of peach and jalapeno, that can be used in so many ways!

9 patsy September 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

Wish I was on your gift-giving list! That jam looks amazing!

10 Megan @ Megan's Munchies September 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

What a great combination of flavors! Fabulous pics!

11 Shelby July 20, 2013 at 12:16 am

This jam is right up my alley! I have to try it out!

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