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This easy 4-ingredient peach jalapeno jam goes well with everything! Sweet and a little spicy, you can use it as a spread, dip, condiment, or glaze.
Like summer, this peach jalapeno jam brings heat to the table!
Imagine sweet peach jam with just the right kick from hot jalapeno peppers. You’ll love this summer jam on just about everything.
Pair peach jalapeno jelly with cheese, spread it on toast, use it as a charcuterie dip, or glaze your favorite meat and seafood with this delicious fusion in a jar.
You’ll only need 4 ingredients for this easy recipe. And unlike store-bought jams, we’ll make this peach and jalapeno jam without pectin.
No overly thick or dull-tasting jam here! Just sugar, spice, and everything nice.🍑
What Is Peach Jalapeno Jam?
A spicy twist on everyone’s favorite summer jam, that’s the best description for peach jalapeno jam.
We all know peach jam will never disappoint, but why not try something different? Perhaps something with a kick to it?
This peach and pepper jam might sound intimidating and, to be honest, weird, but the fusion of sweet and spicy might surprise you in a really delicious way.
Do not fear hot green peppers because this peach jalapeno jelly is not overly spicy.
You’ll be amazed how four ingredients can become so scrumptious and versatile.
Every spoonful of this peach jalapeno bliss will turn anything from cheese, toast, crackers, to even shrimp into a splendid mouthful.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Spice up your life, literally, with this peach jalapeno jam recipe.
- Preserves Peaches: Take advantage of the season and preserve your mouth-watering peaches as a homemade jam. Once you make this easy 4-ingredient recipe, you will no longer settle for overly sugary, additive-filled store-bought jams!
- Unique Twist: The sweet, luscious flavors of peaches is just perfect with the heat from jalapeno peppers. Enjoy the taste of summer with a spicy attitude!
- Versatile Relish: Use this peach hot pepper jam on your appetizers, main dishes, snacks, or even desserts! Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or prepare jars of jam as gifts guaranteed to have guests asking you for the recipe.
What Does Peach and Jalapeno Jam Taste Like?
Peach jalapeno jam tastes sweet and spicy without one flavor overpowering the other.
Admittedly, I was a bit hesitant to try jalapeno peppers with peach jam. Imagining the heat from chili peppers on sticky, sweet jam just doesn’t appeal to me.
However, the new, unique taste is definitely a pleasant surprise! The kick from hot peppers works well with the familiar sweet, fruity taste of peach jam.
It’s spicy enough for you to appreciate that this is not your boring jar of jam, but not too much that you’ll be sweating your brows off.
If you’re also the type who prefers things extra spicy, no problem!
Take this peach jalapeno jam recipe up a notch on the heat scale by including some of the jalapeno pepper’s white pith in the peach mixture. 🔥🥵
And to avoid weird metallic flavors on your peach and jalapeno jam, remember to cook it in a stainless steel pan or any non-reactive cookware.
Is Peach Jalapeno Jelly Healthy?
Fresh peaches provide antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. But of course, this is a jam recipe, which means it also has a high sugar content.
The good news is since this is homemade, you can feel confident that every jar is not packed with unhealthy additives.
You can even make a low-sugar peach jalapeno jam by reducing the sugar and using low or no-sugar pectin in the recipe!
You’ll learn how to add pectin to your peach pepper jam later in this read.
What Are The Benefits Of This Peach and Jalapeno Jam Recipe?
This peach jalapeno jam recipe is foolproof! Just macerate the peaches in sugar, then cook everything in a pan until the jam reaches the perfect consistency.
I know it can be tricky to know if your jam is ready since it needs to cool down first for us to see if it’s thick enough. So to save you the waiting time, just test your jam on a frozen plate or spoon and check if it’ll run.
I dare you to find a more unique and delicious way to preserve peaches than this sweet and spicy peach jalapeno jam.
Use it as a spread, dip, condiment, or glaze to instantly add oomph to an otherwise ordinary meal!
Ingredients For Peach Jalapeno Jam
- Peaches – Please make your peach jalapeno jam with fresh ripe peaches! They are sweet, soft, and easy to peel.
- Granulated white sugar – For macerating our peach slices until they’re delectably soft. 😋
- Fresh lemon juice – Provides acidity to our homemade sweet and spicy jam.
- Jalapeno peppers – Remember to remove the seeds on your jalapenos!
Tools Needed To Prepare Peach and Jalapeno Jam
- Knife for slicing the ingredients
- Stainless steel saucepan for cooking the jam
- Jars with lids and bands for storing the jam
- Pot for sterilizing the jars
Ingredient Additions & Substitutions For Jalapeno Peach Jam
This sweet and spicy jam recipe also works with other fruits! If you don’t have peaches, try it with another summer favorite: fresh mangoes.
Peaches are low in pectin, so peach jams are often made with powdered pectin to achieve the finger-licking thick consistency we love in jams and jellies.
Adding pectin to this peach jalapeno jam recipe also means you can use less sugar.
To use pectin, puree your peaches and jalapeno peppers first. Then, combine the puree with water, pectin, and lemon juice and bring to a rolling boil before stirring in the sugar.
How to Make Peach Jalapeno Jam
- 2 1/2 lbs peaches
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 pcs jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
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STEP 1: Gather the ingredients for your peach jalapeno jam.
STEP 2: Peel and slice the peaches. Remove their pits.
STEP 3: Place the peach slices and sugar in a stainless steel saucepot. Let them sit for an hour or two until the peaches are soft and the sugar has dissolved.
STEP 4: Sterilize the jars and their lids in a pot of boiling water.
STEP 5: Place a plate in the freezer. We’ll use this later to test the jam if it’s ready. Alternatively, you can just freeze a metal spoon for 10 minutes.
STEP 6: Add the lemon juice and diced jalapenos to the macerated peaches. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, stirring occasionally. Don’t mind the foam that rises; it’s up to you if you want to skim it or not.
STEP 7: After 40 minutes, test the jam to see if it’s ready. Spoon some of your peach jalapeno jam on the frozen plate or spoon prepared earlier. If it still runs, continue cooking the jam for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
STEP 8: Your jalapeno and peach jam is ready when it no longer runs on the frozen plate.
STEP 9: Pour the jam into the jars, leaving some space on top. Cover the jars with their lids and rings and cool before refrigerating.
What To Serve With Jalapeno and Peach Jam
Serve your peach jalapeno jelly with cream cheese, and make your breakfast bagel more exciting.
You can also enjoy this sweet and spicy jam as a dip for crackers and other appetizers and snacks for your summer gatherings.
And if that versatility still doesn’t impress you, use peach jalapeno jam as a glaze for shrimp kebabs or as a condiment for grilled pork roast!
From appetizers, snacks, to main dishes, this jam is just great with everything!
Tips About Making Peach Jalapeno Jam
Make this peach and jalapeno jam fuss-free with these helpful tips:
- Use ripe (not overripe!) peaches for the jam. And to peel them more quickly, try the blanching method: score an “X” at the bottom of each peach, place them in boiling water, then immediately transfer them into a bowl of ice water.
- Don’t forget to wash your jars with detergent and rinse them well. Then, submerge them in boiling water for 10 minutes to sterilize them.
- Do not mind the foam that forms when cooking the peach jalapeno jam. However, you can also skim it off for appearance’s sake.
How To Store Peach Jalapeno Jelly
This peach jalapeno jam recipe is a great way to preserve summer peaches!
- Fridge: After transferring the jam to jars, your peach jalapeno jam should last up to 3 months in the fridge.
- Freezer: You can also freeze your peach jalapeno jelly in freezer-safe plastic containers for up to a year! Just leave a 1/2-inch headspace to account for expansion.
For frozen jams, simply thaw the jar of peach jalapeno jam and stir the contents to revive the jam’s consistency.
What to Do with Peach Jalapeno Jam?
There are many ways to use this peach jalapeno jam. For breakfast, spread this sweet and spicy jam on your toast instead of the usual strawberry jelly.
Hosting a party? Your guests will love this homemade peach jalapeno jam with crostini and cream cheese!
What about savory dishes? Brighten up good old pork chops with peach jalapeno jam as its sauce.
And for dessert, try a dollop of peach jalapeno jam with yogurt or ice cream for a sweet, decadent treat with a surprise kick that will have you hooked in every spoonful. 😋
The versatility of this peach jalapeno jam reminds me of our other jam recipe. Check out our bacon jam, perfect for people who love sweet and savory treats!
Does Jalapeno Peach Jam Take Less Pectin?
How Long Does Peach Jalapeno Jam Keep?
You can keep this homemade peach pepper jam in the fridge for up to 3 months or a year if stored in the freezer.
Consider learning about different canning methods if you intend to keep your jam for longer.
FAQ About Homemade Jalapeno Jelly
Is jalapeno jelly the same as hot pepper jelly?
How do you thicken jalapeño jelly?
Pectin is what thickens jalapeno jelly. If you used an insufficient amount, just reheat your jalapeno jelly and add more fruit pectin.
Why is my jalapeno jelly runny?
Your jalapeno jelly is runny because of insufficient pectin. If you also use more liquid than sugar in the recipe, the jelly will be runny. And, of course, make sure to cook your jelly long enough and give it enough time to cool and thicken.
What cheese goes well with jalapeno jam?
Does jalapeno jelly need to be refrigerated?
Yes. Once opened, it’s recommended to refrigerate jalapeno jelly. Refrigerating jellies and jams also helps them set into a delicious thick consistency.
- Gather the ingredients for your peach jalapeno jam.
- Peel and slice the peaches. Remove their pits.
- Place the peach slices and sugar in a stainless steel saucepot. Let them sit for an hour or two until the peaches are soft and the sugar has dissolved.
- Sterilize the jars and their lids in a pot of boiling water.
- Place a plate in the freezer. We'll use this later to test the jam if it's ready. Alternatively, you can just freeze a metal spoon for 10 minutes.
- Add the lemon juice and diced jalapenos to the macerated peaches. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, stirring occasionally. Don't mind the foam that rises; it's up to you if you want to skim it or not.
- After 40 minutes, test the jam to see if it's ready. Spoon some of your peach jalapeno jam on the frozen plate or spoon prepared earlier. If it still runs, continue cooking the jam for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Your jalapeno and peach jam is ready when it no longer runs on the frozen plate.
- Pour the jam into the jars, leaving some space on top. Cover the jars with their lids and rings and cool before refrigerating.
- Select ripe (not overripe!) peaches for jalapeno peach jam, so they'll be sweet and soft. You can also peel them more quickly using the blanching method: score an "X" at the bottom of each peach, place them in boiling water, then immediately transfer them into a bowl of icy water.
- To sterilize the jars for your homemade peach and jalapeno jam, wash them first with detergent and rinse well. Then, make sure they're submerged in boiling water for 10 minutes.
- It's up to you if you want to remove the foam that rises when cooking the peach jalapeno jam. It doesn't affect the jam, but some prefer to skim it off for appearance's sake.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 12gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g
* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.
Let’s make peach jam ten times better with a feisty secret ingredient: hot pepper!
This peach jalapeno jam proves that sweet and spicy is a match made in heaven. No need to add pectin to get that delicious thick consistency we love in jams.
This easy 4-ingredient recipe is a tasty way to preserve peaches and turn them into a multi-purpose condiment.
So what are you waiting for? Take out your jars and make a unique but highly addictive peach jam with an attitude! 😉
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