You have to try this refreshing and homemade Peach Rosemary Jam on your toast for your breakfast and I am sure you will love every bite of your toast, as this jam will just burst flavours into your mouth. Here’s the Peach Rosemary Jam Recipe,
There are a few store bought food items, that I usually avoid buying from the market, as they are full of preservatives and high on sugar. One of them is Jam. As my family enjoys a good amount of jam on their toast for breakfast, I try and make it at home using fresh seasonal fruits. Homemade Jams are preservative free and you can always control on the amount of sugar you want to add in it.
One of my every time favourite is Homemade Vanilla Strawberry Jam, my son just loves the fruity flavour of this one. But I wanted to try some other jam recipes using seasonal fruits. So when one of my favourite fruits, Peaches were in season. I bought a bunch of fresh peaches and tried my hands on making a jam using them. It turned out as good as the strawberry jam and is now a regular at my home.
So if you don’t like to eat Peaches as a fruit, do try this Jam recipe. I am sure you will crave for even more once you take a bite of this lip smacking jam. Learn how to make Peach Jam recipe, that makes great festive gift too. Here is the recipe of Peach Jam.
What is Peach Jam?
As summers are just around the corner, peaches season will be back and you can surely see my excitement to relish my favourite fruit again. Also, I will make a Peach Jam, which is so delicious and easy, as it needs just 4 ingredients – Peaches, Sugar, lemon Juice and Rosemary. No pectin or canning required!
Peaches are peeled, pits are removed, chopped into small cubes and then pureed. It is then cooked along with sugar, lemon juice and rosemary until you get a thick jam like consistency. Yes, that’s it!
Once, your easy and fresh Peach Jam is ready, let it stand at room temperature for about 24 hours. You can store the unopened jam bottle in a cool, dry, dark place for up to 1 year and opened jams for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
You can also make this jam with other seasonal fruits such as Raspberry, Blueberry, Apricot and Blackberry.
Can you leave skin on peaches for Jam?
No, you can’t leave the skin on peaches while making the jam, as the skin can be chewy and can ruin the texture of your jam.
What are the best peaches to make Jam?
You can use any peach available in the market, but if you have an option select Clingstone Peaches. Use ripe peaches and not over ripe, ones that are soft and ready to use. The skin in these peaches comes out easier and the jam also tastes the best with such fresh peaches.
Can I use frozen peaches to make Jam?
Yes, you can use frozen peaches instead of fresh peaches. Just substitute an equal amount of frozen fruit for fresh fruit in this recipe. Just make sure you thaw frozen peaches to room temperature. Also, don’t drain the excess juice that is produced from the thawing process, it can be used in making the jam.
So what are you waiting for? Make this delicious jam, put on your toast and enjoy it for your everyday breakfast.
Peach and Rosemary Jam
- Peaches - 1 kg
- Sugar - 3 cups
- Lemon juice - 3 tbsp
- Rosemary - 3-4 sprigs
- Wash the jar and it's lid you want to store your jam in with soap and water.
- Heat water in a large vessel and when the water comes to a boil, dip the jar and lid in it.
- After 2 minutes, remove the jar and the lid from the water using a tong.
- Remove the skin of the peaches.
- Seed the peaches and cut into small pieces.
- Pulse the peaches in a blender.
- You can make a smooth paste or leave a few small pieces if you like your jam chunky.
- Add peaches, sugar, rosemary sprigs and lemon juice in a non stick pan and cook on medium heat.
- Cook till the the jam is a little thinner than the desired consistency as it will thicken a bit afterwards.
- Remove the rosemary sprigs.
- Pour the jam in the sterilized jar.
- Cover with the lid and store in the refrigerator.