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In this deliciously sweet and spicy recipe, we’re diving into the world of homemade peach jalapeno jam. Prepare to savor the perfect blend of fruity goodness and a subtle kick of heat in every spoonful of this delightful condiment.

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Peach Jalapeno Jam


Peach jalapeno jam is a culinary masterpiece that effortlessly combines the sun-kissed sweetness of ripe peaches with the fiery allure of jalapeno peppers.

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With its harmonious balance of flavors, this jam not only adds a burst of excitement to your taste buds but also proves to be a versatile addition to your kitchen repertoire.

Whether you spread it on toast for a zesty morning treat, glaze meats for a delectable barbecue, or use it as a dipping sauce, its versatility knows no bounds.

Plus, by crafting it at home, you can control the ingredients, ensuring a jam that’s free from artificial additives and bursting with wholesome goodness. So, dive into the world of peach jalapeno jam and elevate your culinary creations with a touch of sweet and spicy perfection.

Why should you make it?

  1. Unique Flavor Combination: Peach jalapeno jam offers a delightful balance between the sweetness of ripe peaches and the subtle heat of jalapeno peppers. This unique flavor combination can’t be easily found in store-bought jams, making it a delicious and one-of-a-kind condiment.
  2. Customizable Heat Level: If you make your jam at home, you control the spiciness. You can adjust the quantity of jalapeno peppers to suit your taste, making it as mild or fiery as you prefer.
  3. Preservation: Homemade jams allow you to preserve the flavors of seasonal fruits, including peaches, at their peak of ripeness. Canning or jarring the jam ensures you can enjoy summer’s taste throughout the year.
  4. No Artificial Additives: Commercial products have many added ingredients or preservatives. Homemade jam does not.
  5. Creative Culinary Uses: It is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. It can be used in many recipes, from glazing meats to enhancing cheese platters, spicing sandwiches, and adding a unique twist to desserts. Its versatility allows for culinary creativity.
  6. Homemade Goodness: Creating something homemade from scratch creates a sense of satisfaction and pride. Making peach jalapeno jam can be a rewarding and enjoyable cooking project, and homemade jams also make thoughtful gifts for friends and family.
  7. Health Benefits: Peaches are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and jalapeno peppers can provide capsaicin, which has potential health benefits. When made at home, you have control over the quality of ingredients. You can opt for organic or locally-grown produce.
  8. Culinary Exploration: Making unique jams allows you to explore and experiment with flavors in the kitchen, expanding your culinary skills and repertoire.

Helpful equipment

What you need

  • Peaches: Choose organic, locally grown produce that is perfectly ripe and free from bruises or spots.
  • Jalapeño peppers: If jalapenos are too spicy, use a milder pepper such as Anaheim or Hatch Green Chilies. If you prefer more heat, choose another type of hot peppers, such as Ghost pepper or Habanero. If you would like it somewhere in between, use a mixture of different varieties.
  • Sugar: Use white, granulated sugar or substitute honey or a sugar substitute.
  • Vinegar: You can use lemon juice, but apple cider vinegar or white vinegar are more traditional.
  • Water: Tap water is fine if it is potable. If not, use bottled water.
  • Pectin: Use low-sugar pectin for this recipe. If you want a sweeter jam, use classic pectin and increase the sugar.
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Ingredients for Peach Pepper Jam

How to make it

Step One

Set up an ice bath in a large bowl.

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Set up an ice bath

Step Two

Make an X in the blossom end of the peach with a sharp knife. Blanch them in boiling water for a minute or two.

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Make an X in the bottom of the peach. Blanch for a minute.

Step Three

Plunge them into the ice bath to cool for a minute.

Slip the skins off and halve them. Remove pit.

You can peel the peaches with a sharp paring knife. We find blanching faster.

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Plunge them into the ice batch to cool for a minute.

Step Four

Add the halved peaches to a food processor in batches.

Pulse a few times to chop them coarsely.

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Remove skins and pit. Add them to a food processor bowl.

Step Five

Cut the pepper in half and remove the stems.

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Cut the peppers in half and scrape out the seeds.

Pro Tip: Wear gloves to cut and chop the peppers. You have to wash your hands ten times to remove all capsaicin, which can burn your eyes.

Step Six

Chop the peppers finely.

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Chop peppers fine.

Step Seven

Add the produce to a large saucepan. Then, add the water, vinegar, and pectin.

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Add peaches and peppers to a large pot.

Step Eight

Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon to reduce sticking or scorching. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. (One that can’t be stirred down.)

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Add the water, vinegar and pectin to the peach mixture.

Step Nine

Add the sugar all at once. Again, bring the mixture to a boil that can’t be stirred down.

Boil for one minute. Skim off foam, if needed.

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Add the sugar all at once.

For canning

Step Ten

Fill the jars with the help of a ladle and canning funnel. Leave a ½-inch headspace.

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Once it boils, fill the jars with the hot jam.

Step Eleven

Remove the bubbles along the edges of the jar using a bubble tool or another non-metallic tool.

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Remove the air bubbles.

Step Twelve

Wipe the rims of the jars with a damp paper towel.

Center the lids. Screw the bands on fingertip tight.

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Wipe the rims with a damp paper towel.

Get the canner water hot, and add the filled jars. Once the water is boiling, set the timer.

Once processing time is done, remove the pot from the heat, carefully open the lid, and move it partially off the top of the canning pot. Let it rest like that for 5 minutes.

Then, remove the lid and allow the jars to rest in the canning pot for another 5 to 10 minutes.

After resting, remove the jars onto a kitchen towel placed on your counter and let them thoroughly cool for 12-24 hours, undisturbed. You may hear the lids pinging sometime in the next hour. This is music to a canner’s ears. It is due to the reaction of the lids being sealed to the jar.

Check the seals. Press down in the middle of the lid. If it flexes up or down, the jar is not sealed and should be refrigerated and used first.

Then, remove the bands. Gently pick the jar up by the lid to further check the seal. Again, if it is not sealed, use it first.

Label jars with contents and the date. Store in a cool dark place.

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FAQs

Is peach jalapeno jam spicy?

Yes, peach jalapeno jam has a spicy kick due to the inclusion of jalapeno peppers. Adjust the level of spiciness by varying the amount or the variety of peppers used.

Can I adjust the sweetness of peach jalapeno jam?

This jam uses low-sugar pectin, so it is already low-sugar. For a full-sugar jam, use classic pectin and increase the sugar. 

How should I store homemade peach jalapeno jam?

Store it in airtight jars or containers in the refrigerator. Or can it in a water bath canner according to the instructions above for long-term storage.

Creative ways to use this jam

  1. Spread it on Toast: Have it on an English muffin for breakfast that will surely wake you up.
  2. Glaze for Meats: Glaze grilled or roasted meats such as chicken, pork, or even salmon with this jam. The sweet and spicy combination creates a tantalizing crust and flavor. Use it like a BBQ sauce and add it in the last 10-30 minutes of cooking.
  3. Sandwich Enhancer: Add a dollop of peach jalapeno jam to sandwiches and burgers for a spicy kick. It pairs exceptionally well with grilled cheese, turkey, or ham. Try it on a peanut butter sandwich for a fun new twist.
  4. Cheese Pairing: Create a stunning cheese board by pairing this jam with various cheeses. The sweet and spicy notes complement creamy and sharp cheeses, making it an excellent addition to charcuterie platters and grazing boards. Make an easy appetizer for last-minute guests. Top a block of cream cheese or brie with the jam and serve it with crackers.
  5. Desserts: Top vanilla ice cream or pudding with jam for a sweet and spicy treat. Use it for fillings in cupcakes or cakes.
  6. Dipping Sauce: Serve it as a dipping sauce for appetizers like chicken tenders, spring rolls, or meatballs. The sweet and spicy contrast makes it an enticing dip.
  7. Marinade: Incorporate peach jalapeno jam into marinades for your favorite proteins. It adds a unique depth of flavor and helps caramelize when grilled or baked.
  8. Stir-Fry Sauce: Add a spoonful to stir-fry dishes for a delightful fusion of flavors. It works particularly well with chicken, shrimp, or tofu stir-fries.
  9. Salad Dressing: Create a vinaigrette by combining the jam with vinegar and olive oil for a sweet, tangy salad dressing that pairs beautifully with fresh greens and fruit.
  10. Cocktail Mixer: Get creative with cocktails by incorporating peach jalapeno jam into mixed drinks. It can add a unique twist to cocktails like margaritas or whiskey sours.
  11. Gifts: They make a unique homemade gift for the holidays or anytime.

More jams and jellies


Peach jalapeno jam is a homemade delight, offering a unique fusion of sweet, ripe peaches and a subtle spicy kick from jalapeno peppers. Crafted to suit individual tastes, this condiment allows you to control the spiciness, making it versatile and customizable. Whether enjoyed as a spread on toast, a glaze for meats, or a creative ingredient in a variety of dishes, making peach jalapeno jam provides a flavorful and rewarding culinary experience.

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Peach Jalapeño Jam

In this deliciously sweet and spicy recipe, we’re diving into the world of homemade peach jalapeno jam.
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Course: canning, jam
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Processing time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 176 tablespoons
Calories: 20kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $10

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash peaches. Set up an ice bath in a large bowl. Fill a large pot with about 2 quarts of water. Bring it to a boil.
    2 cups peaches
  • Cut an x into the blossom end of the fruit. Once the water is boiling, set the peaches in a few at a time and blanch for about one minute. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon and plunge them into the ice bath for a few minutes to cool.
  • Slip the skins off and halve them. Remove pit.
  • Add the halved peaches to a food processor in batches. Pulse a few times to chop them coarsely.
  • Chop and remove seeds from jalapenos. 1 cup of jalapenos makes a fairly mild jelly.
    1 cup jalapeno
  • Add vinegar and water to large stock pot.
    2 cups cider vinegar, 1 cup water
  • Add peppers and peaches to the vinegar and water in the saucepan.
  • Measure pectin and add 1/2 cup sugar to it.
    6 tbsp Ball RealFruit™ Low or No-Sugar Pectin, 4 cup Sugar
  • Add sugar/pectin mixture. Bring to a full rolling boil.
  • Add the remainder of the sugar all at once.
  • Bring it back to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute.
  • Fill hot jam into hot jars leaving a ½ inch headspace.
  • Skim the foam if needed. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rims with a damp paper towel.
  • Attach lids. Tighten bands finger tip tight.
  • Process in water bath canning pot for 10 minutes. Turn of the heat, allow jars to sit in hot water for at least 5 minutes.
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Notes

Makes 5.5 pints.
Personalize the heat level of this jelly to your family’s tastes. Use hotter peppers, such as habanero or Scotch bonnet, for spicy jelly. Use less jalapeno for very mild. This recipe, as written, is medium heat or less.
Use gloves to cut up hot peppers! The capsaicin in them can harm your eyes and other mucus membranes.
Serving Suggestions:
  • I love making chicken, fish, or pork glazes with sweet and spicy jellies.
  • Use it in place of BBQ sauce when grilling. Add it to the meat in the last 10 minutes of cooking time so that it doesn’t burn.
  • Use it for a festive holiday appetizer. Top cream cheese or brie with jelly for an easy appetizer.
  • Mix it with cream cheese, adding mayonnaise to make it more spreadable for a festive spread for the holidays.
  • Try it on a peanut butter sandwich for a fun new twist.
  • Have it on an English muffin for breakfast that is sure to wake you up.
  • These jars make a great holiday or hostess gift.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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