Canning Peach Jam with Honey

Canning peach jam with honey represents summer in a jar. An easy peach jam recipe is a must for those who are new and seasoned to preserving foods. Enjoy honey peach jam with homemade biscuits, over vanilla bean ice-cream, and even along side pork tenderloin.

honey peach jam

A Farm Girl in the Making is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program which is linked to Amazon.com and other affiliated sites. This allows for us to make a small amount of money on goods you purchase at no extra charge to you. For that, we thank you!

A little bit of summer. A lot of sunshine. A hint of warmth. And jar packed full of deliciousness. Nothing is quite better than a jar of honey peach jam. The combination of sweetness from ripe peaches and local honey make for an excellent partnership.

Warm biscuits and bread lathered with homemade butter then topped with honey peach jam? Yes, please! Nothing brings more happiness than this. Well, maybe a perfectly delicious homemade peach crisp.

And, well, also these:

Canning Peach Jam with Honey

Keep in mind, using ripe peaches reduces the amount of sweetener needed. By allowing peaches to ripen prior to preserving them will create a naturally sweet jam. The lemon juice which is called for helps to prevent browning during the processes time. Feel free to use either bottled or fresh lemon juice.

Sugar is a preservative, making home canned items jams, jellies, marmalade, preserves, and conserves maintain more stable shelf life. Meaning, the color, texture, and flavor is maintained longer than one preserved with honey or other sweeteners.

One other thing, the use of honey alters the flavor of items being preserved. Using a low sugar pectin allows you to incorporate as much, or little, honey desired.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ripe Peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1/2 box Low Sugar Pectin
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed

Equipment

Utilizing a steam canner is much more practical than a hot water bath canner. This canning tool requires the use of 2 inches of water compared to gallons with a hot water bath canner. Also, a steam canner is practical for glass top stoves, and reduces the wear and tear on electric burners.

  • Steam Canner or Hot Water Bath Canner
  • Jar Funnel
  • Air Bubble Remover
  • 5 1/2 pint Mason jars

Instructions

  1. Place an X on the blossom end of peaches. This will help with peeling the skin.
  2. Blanch peaches for 30 to 40 seconds in boiling water. Once blanched, immediately submerge peaches in very cold water to stop the cooking process.
  3. Peel peach skins, reserving the skins.
  4. Measure 4 cups of peaches, coarsely chopped.
  5. In a 6-quart saucepan add peaches, lemon juice and pectin. Bring mixture to a raging boil, stirring often.
  6. Add honey, return peach mixture to a hard boil for an additional minute. Skim foam from the surface and discard.

Canning Instructions

  1. Ladle hot peach jam into hot jars. Leave 1/4-inch head space from top of jar.
  2. Using a clean damp cloth, wipe rims.
  3. Add warmed lids and apply rings finger tight.
  4. Process jam in a hot water bath or steam canner. Process jars based on your altitude (see below).
  5. Remove jars from canner and allow to rest for 12 hours. Store any unsealed jars in the refrigerator and use up first.

Processing Times

Recommended process time for Canning Peach Jam with Honey – boiling water or steam canner.
 Process Time at Altitudes of
Style of PackJar Size0 – 1,000 ft1,001 – 6,000 ftAbove 6,000 ft
HotHalf-pints
or Pints
5 min1015

Notes

Do not discard the skins from peaches! Peach powder can be made from the skins, and is absolutely delicious. Simply dehydrate the skins and grind into a powder. Add the powder to oatmeal and even cake batter for a peach flavor.

Learn more tips on preserving foods in my book, The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest. Copies can be found online my website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, and Walmart.

I am throwing this out there, try your hand at canning homemade cherry salsa. It is absolutely amazing, and it is a recipe you’ll make for many summers to come.

Printable Recipe Card – Honey Peach Jam

To make things easier, enjoy this printable recipe card for your convenience!
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Canning Peach Jam

Canning peach jam with honey tastes like summer in a jar. The minimal amount of time and effort put into this preserve makes every spoonful worth it. Is there any better way to enjoy peach season than by consuming it year-round? Preserving peaches is a must for all home preservers, and this recipe is a great basic item for every pantry. Slightly sweeten the already perfect peaches with a small amount of honey instead of sugar. It truly is worth it.

Prep Time15 mins
Slow cooking and canning times8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time8 hrs 35 mins
Course: Canning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canning peaches with honey, honey peach jam, how to make peach jam, peach jam recipe
Servings: 4 1/2 pints
Cost: $20

Equipment

  • Steam or Hot Water Bath Canner
  • Jar Funnel
  • Air Bubble Remover
  • 5 1/2 pint Mason jars

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ripe Peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1/2 box No Sugar Pectin
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice freshly squeezed

Instructions

  • Place an X on the blossom end of peaches. This helps with peeling peaches.
  • Blanch peaches for 15 seconds in boiling water. Once blanched, immediately submerge peaches in very cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Peel peach skins, reserving the skins.
  • Measure 4 cups of peaches, coarsely chopped.
  • In a 6-quart saucepan add peaches, lemon juice and pectin. Bring mixture to a raging boil, stirring often.
  • Add honey, return peach mixture to a hard boil for an additional minute. Skim foam from the surface and discard.

Canning Instructions

  • Ladle hot peach jam into hot jars. Leave 1/4-inch headspace from top of jar.
  • Using a clean damp cloth, wipe rims.
  • Add warmed lids and apply rings finger tight.
  • Process jam in a hot water bath or steam canner. Process jars based on your altitude.

Notes

Do not discard the skins from peaches! Peach powder can be made from the skins, and is absolutely delicious. Simply dehydrate the skins and grind into a powder. Add the powder to oatmeal and even cake batter for a peach flavor. 

Canning peach jam with honey proves many options in regards to how to consume it. By far, warm bread is the best, but do not discredit serving this peach jam recipe with delicious pork tenderloin.

canning peach jam with honey

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailerLite ( more information )
We respect your privacy

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copyright © 2020 · Theme by 17th Avenue


COPYRIGHT © 2020 A FARM GIRL IN THE MAKING. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.