Easy Peach Freezer Jam Recipe
Cuisine: North American
You don't have to spend ages in front of a hot stove to enjoy homemade jam. This no-cook freezer jam is very quick to make and requires far less sugar than standard pectin-based jams. You can even use a sugar substitute.
  • 4 cups of peeled and finely chopped ripe peaches (about 12 medium peaches)
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar or Splenda, ideally superfine
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 package Ball No-Cook Freezer Jam Pectin
  • 5 - 8-ounce freezer-proof jam containers
  1. In a large bowl, crush your peaches with a potato masher. Mash them until they're a consistency you like.
  2. Add in sugar and lemon juice, stirring until well mixed. Let stand for ten minutes.
  3. Gradually stir in the pectin, making sure that there are no lumps. Keep stirring for another two or three minutes to make sure the pectin is completely dissolved.
  4. Ladle jam into clean jars or freezer-proof plastic containers, making sure you leave about half an inch of headspace so that it can expand.
  5. Let sit for at least 60 minutes before storing so that it can fully gel. Store in freezer for up to one year, or in the fridge for three weeks. Remember that this is not heat-treated jam, so you can't store it at room temperature!
Recipe by The Messy Baker at http://themessybaker.com/2009/08/04/summer-fest-and-peach-freezer-jam-recipe/