This Peach Jam is made with simple, fresh ingredients right in your own kitchen!
With ripe peaches, sugar, sliced almonds, and a touch of almond extract, this almond peach jam will be your new go-to summer canning recipe!
Almond Peach Jam
Today I’ll be featuring a delicious recipe idea that you can make at home during your free time. This post is sponsored by Ball® Fresh Preserving. #BallProudlyHomemade
This delicious almond peach jam will delight your senses and give you an additional option of something to enjoy on that English muffin any time of the day.
I can eat it as breakfast, a snack, or even dessert – it’s that good!
In all honesty, I love a good peach. Who doesn’t!?
This juicy fruit isn’t always in season so that’s why I just had to find a recipe that would capture the peach flavor I crave any time of the year.
This peach almond jam is just the right way to add some summery peach flavor to your everyday life.
What are the benefits of eating peaches?
According to Healthline, peaches are known for their strong antioxidant properties providing you with ample Vitamin C to ward off cancer and other diseases that can wreak havoc on your health.
Not only does this increase in Vitamin C help keep your health up to par, but it can benefit your skin as Vitamin C is known to increase collagen production leaving your skin healthier looking whenever you opt to include some peaches in your daily dietary habits.
There are many peach jams out there that you could opt to make, but I personally enjoyed making this peach almond jam that provides the perfect flavor blend of almonds with that fruity flavor of peach.
Whether you opt to spread this homemade canned jam on your toast or use it in a sandwich you’ll appreciate the rich flavor that you can enjoy all year round when you fill your wide mouth half-pint mason jars by Ball® with this almond peach jam.
How long will homemade jam last?
As long as you follow the instructions to fill your wide mouth half-pint mason jars by Ball® to can your homemade peach jams, you’ll find that homemade jam can last up to two years.
This refers to canned peach jams that haven’t been opened and have been stored in a cool, dry place.
Want more canning recipes? Check out Ball® Kosher Dill Pickle Spears and Ball® Strawberry Honey Butter!
What are the benefits of jam?
Homemade fresh peach jams allow you to get some added nutrients into your diet without having to worry about those over the counter supplements.
Peach almond jam allows you to indulge in a sweet treat placed on your favorite toast or English muffin brand while getting some added Vitamin C for optimal health.
Jams are also a great way to mix up the texture of your regular fruits so that you can enjoy a delicious treat of your favorite fruits in a smoother texture.
I love that you can also add whatever flavors you like to your homemade jam. Use this as a base recipe and mix it up!
Being able to make your peach jams is so much easier when you invest in a 12 pack of wide mouth half-pint mason jars by Ball®.
These canning jars are the perfect size and offer optimal storage options for your homemade jam.
Why buy when you can can?
The quality of this delicious and proudly homemade almond peach jam will make you wonder why you never tried to can your own jams before!
The flavor lasts longer, the texture is smoother than anything you can buy at the store for a comparable price, and you’re able to stock up on your favorite canned goods without much of a fuss!
I honestly love being able to fill my mason jars by Ball® with some of my favorite canning recipes so that my family can enjoy the delicious taste of homemade peach jams anytime we feel like it.
Not only do you get to enjoy a homemade flavor and texture when you opt to can instead of buy, but you’re able to have more control over what’s in your peach jams.
Being able to have more control over your ingredients to provide your family with a healthier alternative to over the counter jams or other meal options is a fabulous way to feel better about serving your family deliciousness every day.
How To Make Peach Jam
Now that you’ve learned more about peach jams and how canning can make your life so much better, I’m going to show you how to make luscious peach jam that you will want to spread on errrything!
Gather up your peaches, bottled lemon juice, almond extract, sugar, and toasted sliced almonds along with your Utensil Kit from Ball® and 12 pack of wide mouth half-pint mason jars by Ball®.
Prepare your water canner. Do not boil your jars, but rather heat them up and wash your lids and bands in warm, soapy water.
Put your diced peaches in a wide heavy-bottomed saucepan. Gently break down the peaches using a potato masher or similar utensil.
Combine the rest of your ingredients except for the toasted sliced almonds into your saucepan.
Boil the ingredients over medium heat until it is thick and reaches a temperature of about 220 degrees Fahrenheit so that it is in the gelling form. This takes 12-15 minutes, stir constantly so nothing scorches.
Stir in your toasted sliced almonds.
Leaving about a quarter of an inch at the top of your wide mouth half-pint mason jars by Ball®, ladle the hot jam in.
Remove all air bubbles, wipe the jars clean and then seal your peach jam with the lid and bands.
Process the peach jam in the jars for about 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat, remove the lid and allow your canned peach jam to sit for five minutes.
Cool the almond peach jam for about 12-24 hours at room temperature and check the jars to make sure that they’re sealed before storing your canned peach jam. Easy!
Recipe from Ball®.
How to make Almond Peach Jam
Almond Peach Jam
- 2 & 1/2 pounds ripe peaches peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds toasted
- Prepare a boiling water canner. Heat the jars in simmering water until ready to use, do not boil. Wash the lids in warm soapy water and set aside with the bands.
- Place the diced peaches in a wide heavy-bottomed saucepan. Use a potato masher to gently break peaches down.
- Combine all ingredients, except the toasted almonds, in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir the jam frequently until it thickens and reaches a gelling point (220°), about 12-15 minutes. Stir in toasted almonds, take off the heat.
- Ladle the hot jam into a hot jar leaving a ½ inch headspace. Remove any air bubbles. Wipe the jar rim. Center lid on the jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in the boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
- Process the jars 10 minutes, covered, adjusting for altitude. Turn off the heat, remove the lid, let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours at room temperature. Check lids for a seal, they should not flex when the center is pressed.