This peach jam has a bit of a bite from the ginger, a nice combination.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring peaches, ginger, and pectin to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the sugar and butter; cook and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Return to a boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute more. Remove from heat, and skim off any foam with a spoon.

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  • Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the peach jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 19.6g 6% DV; fatg; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 0.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
I made this jam both with & without the ginger. both Jams turned out excelent! The directions were easy to follow, which was great since this was my first time making jam. I did a taste test at work with both the Ginger-Peach Jam & the Jam without the Ginger. Out of the 15 people surveyed, 4 liked the Ginger-Peach Jam best, 9 liked the Peach Jam the best, 2 liked both & couldn't decide. This is an excelent recipe. Thank You Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2018
Fun to make but feel there is way too much sugar as written. Too sweet. Cut to 3 cups vs. 6. Read More
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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
I made this jam both with & without the ginger. both Jams turned out excelent! The directions were easy to follow, which was great since this was my first time making jam. I did a taste test at work with both the Ginger-Peach Jam & the Jam without the Ginger. Out of the 15 people surveyed, 4 liked the Ginger-Peach Jam best, 9 liked the Peach Jam the best, 2 liked both & couldn't decide. This is an excelent recipe. Thank You Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2018
I have used this recipe numerous times with just one alteration. Not a big fan of ginger, so l substitute it with one fresh jalapeno, minced finely. All the sweetness of the peaches with just the right touch of heat. Believe it or not it’s great on vanilla ice cream! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2011
Great recipe! I substituted one cup of raspberries and did not use any ginger. Jam had a great consistency and is really tasty! I will use this again next year. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2011
I was very excited to see this recipe...had bought a big basket of peaches, made jam, made a pie and just happened to have 4 1/2 cups left after we had eaten our fill. This jam came out beautifully with a nice set and the flavor is delightful. Followed the recipe exactly and the results were perfect. Many thanks for a fabulous recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2013
This is absolutely fantastic. It would've been helpful to know how many jelly jars this makes, but its really never an exact science anyway. For me, I multiplied the recipe by 5 and ended up with 31 jars of jam. (Good thing it turned out to be such a great jam!) I will say that it is the best jam I have ever tasted, not just made! The only thing I tweaked was that I put in a bit less suger, just as the recipe suggested. Other than that, don't change a thing. Another note - I put the crystallized ginger in teh food processer and ended up with a gooey lump. It melted once I brought it to a boil, but its probably better to hand chop this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
This jam is SO wonderful! Quick and easy for a jam and my house smells great! Great on fresh baked bread or as a topping for vanilla ice cream with a few pecans! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2011
Very good and different. I like ginger but I might try decreasing the amount next time to give it just a little extra zing without being super gingery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2014
This is fantastic, and very flexible and forgiving. I've made it exactly, and almost exactly, so a few notes... If you don't like sweet, or your peaches are very ripe, start out with HALF the sugar, and then taste it. You can keep tasting and adding until it seems right to you without hurting the jam at all. I used a large piece of thinly sliced and chopped ginger, about the length of my finger. Since we really like ginger, it's almost impossible to put too much in. (But if you're worried, you can do the same 'taste and add more' as with the sugar. Except, remember that as the jars sit and cool, the ginger flavor will get more intense.) If you don't like chopping, cut the peaches into halves/quarters, and use a food processor to chop. Just pulse a couple of times, and don't over process. One or two large chunks won't kill anyone. I also tried this with jalapenos and chile peppers, and am not disappointed. Claudia, thanks for a great easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2011
awesome!! so tasty and good! the kids love it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2018
Fun to make but feel there is way too much sugar as written. Too sweet. Cut to 3 cups vs. 6. Read More
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