With minimal hands-on time and a few simple ingredients, this Easy Peach Freezer Jam will be a delicious taste of summer all year long! We've got all your questions covered for this no-fail recipe!
Cut the peaches in half from top to bottom. Remove the pit then slice each half into ¼-inch slices. Dice the slices into ¼-inch piecesor smaller. (I like to use my chopper for this. See post above.)
Place the bowl in the microwave on high power for 3 minutes. (Mixture will not cook, but will become hot enough for the sugar to dissolve). Remove from microwave and stir well for another minute.
Allow this peach/sugar mixture to sit for 1 hour, giving it a good stir about after about 30 minutes.
Take a taste to make sure the sugar is dissolved. If it still has a bit of a grainy texture, give it another 3-minute stint in the microwave then stir until sugar is well dissolved. (When the sugar is well-dissolved the mixture will actually deepen in color and lose it's "cloudiness". That's when you're ready for the next step.)
Mix the 1½ cups water and pectin in a medium -ize saucepan. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute, adjusting the heat so the mixture doesn't boil over.. Add to peach mixture; stir for 3 minutes (no cheating).
Fill all the jars to within ½-inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers and cover with the lids. Let the jam stand at room temperature 24 hours or until nicely set. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. (If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before using.)
See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips.
Makes about 6½ cups of jam.