How to make homemade peach jam… with just three ingredients

Summer isn’t over quite yet! Follow these simple steps to make your own homemade, fresh Ontario peach jam.


  • 12 medium sized Ontario fresh peaches (or enough peaches to make 6 cups of prepared fruit)
  • cup of granulated, white sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and blanch peaches – this should take ~5 minutes.
  2. Remove peaches from boiling water, and immediately place them into a cold water bath – this should allow for the skins to come off smoothly.
  3. Remove skin and pits from peaches, and cut (or mash) peaches into small bite sized pieces.
  4. Add peaches, sugar and lemon juice to a large pot over low-medium heat.
  5. Cook this mixture for 10 – 15 minutes, mashing any large chunks of peaches as they begin to soften; stir constantly.
  6. Continue stirring mixture on medium – high heat until the set point is reached (jam slowly slides off of the back of a spoon).
  7. Remove jam from heat, continue to stir until the mixture begins to thicken and foam subsides.
  8. Follow proper canning procedures – ensure to leave ¼ inch headspace.
  9. This recipe makes ~ 5-6, 250 mL jars of jam. Enjoy!


Although this recipe it a little higher in sugar, it is low in comparison to other jam recipes. BUT, it is important to remember, everything in moderation … including moderation!!! Besides putting this peach jam on all my favourite carbs (!!), I also like mixing it into plain Greek yogurt, drizzling it over top of vanilla ice cream or as a glaze for meats.

Enjoy the last of what summer has to offer! Have a great week!

Anna x



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