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Pretty Peach Jam Recipe

Pretty Peach Jam Recipe

"This has been a favorite jam in my family for as long as I can remember," relates Theresa Beckman of Inwood, Iowa. "It's a delicious medley of fruits, including peaches, cherries, pineapple and orange."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:104 servings


  • 8 medium peaches, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 small unpeeled navel orange, cut into wedges
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 12 maraschino cherries
  • 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 packages (1-3/4 ounces each) powdered fruit pectin
  • 10 cups sugar


  • 1. Rinse thirteen 1-cup plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
  • 2. In a blender or food processor, cover and process fruits and cherry juice in batches until smooth. Transfer to a large stockpot; stir in pectin and bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar and return to a rolling boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 3. Remove from heat. Immediately fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers. Immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
  • 4. Jam is now ready to use. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving. Yield: 13 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 88 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Reviews for Pretty Peach Jam

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Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"Made this today w/variations: used zest only of the orange then pureed it w/the orange and cherries. I left the crushed pineapple and peach wedges as is for a more chunky, jam-like product. I added a couple whacks of butter at the final boil to reduce foaming. Water bath canned at 10 minutes. It is so gorgeous and tastes of Summer!! Will be making this again!!"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"I just made this jam, and I use exactly what the recipe called for. It was very easy to prepare, and was already jelling before I got all the liquid in my containers. I tasted the jam, when it had cooled, and it was delicious. If you are looking for a very easy freezer jam recipe for peaches, I recommend this recipe."

Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"I am going to make this recipe this season but I am wanting to can it. I live at 2,000 ft so I always add to my hot water baths but now I am concerned about making this and it not remaining good and am wondering if I should use my pressure cooker. Can anyone give me some good advice?"

Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"Yes. I canned mine in a hot water bath. no problems."

Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"I love this combination of flavors. It's probably my favorite of the peach jam recipes I made last fall."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"Have a question on this recipe. Can it be canned in water bath as well as freeze?"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"it's great"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"I've been making this jam for years as part of the gift baskets I give away each Christmas. It's easy to make, looks pretty in the jar, and tastes so good! It keeps just fine in the freezer."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"Loved this jam...easy to new favorite!"

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