Bourbon Peach Jam

Total Time

Prep: 70 min. Process: 10 min.


3 half-pints

Updated: Sep. 26, 2023
Bourbon has been popular at our house since we visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail a few years ago. Every bite of this jam reminds me of that fun trip. —Katie Ferrier, Houston, Texas
Bourbon Peach Jam Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups finely chopped peeled fresh peaches (about 6 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon or 3 teaspoons vanilla or bourbon extract


  1. In a large saucepan, combine peaches, sugars and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is thick and a thermometer reads 220°, about 60 minutes. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Stir in bourbon.
  2. Ladle hot mixture into 3 hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  3. Place jars in canner, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
Test Kitchen tip
  • This is a loose jam, thicker than a syrup but thinner than the average spread. It's delicious with cream cheese as an appetizer or poured over ice cream.
  • Canning Altitude Jam-Jelly
    The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

    Nutrition Facts

    2 tablespoons: 88 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.