Peach Jam with Amaretto Liqueur


Opinions differ how this jam tastes best. Some members of our family like it as a spread on toast, others add it to a bowl of natural yogurt. Both are very tasty.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 half-pint jars


  • 4 ½ cups finely chopped, peeled peaches

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package fruit pectin (such as Sure-Jell® Pectin Light for less or no sugar)

  • cup amaretto liqueur, or more to taste


  1. Inspect 5 half-pint jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until jam is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  2. Mix peaches with lemon juice in a large pot immediately after chopping to prevent peaches from turning brown. Place pot over medium heat.

  3. Mix 1/4 cup of the sugar with pectin and add it to the pot with the peaches. Stir well. Slowly bring to a full rolling boil that does not stop bubbling when stirred. Add the remaining sugar and stir well, scraping the bottom of the pot, to fully dissolve the sugar. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in amaretto liqueur.

  5. Ladle peach jam immediately into the prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any spills. Top with lids and tightly screw on rings.

  6. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 10 minutes.

  7. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart. Let rest for 24 hours without moving the jars. Gently press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

31 Calories
8g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 90
Calories 31
% Daily Value *
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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