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Peaches n' Honey Refrigerator Jam

Carrie Williams Howe
A mouthwatering quick jam that combines the sweetness of summer peaches with the golden texture of honey and a dash of lemon zesty tartness.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 1 Half Pint

Equipment

  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Rubber Scraper
  • Knife
  • One Jelly Jar (half-pint)
  • Canning funnel (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Peaches 2-3 large or 6-8 small
  • 1/2 cup Honey Preferably Local Raw Honey
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon Zest Zest of approximately half a lemon

Instructions
 

  • Peel and dice peaches into small pieces and place into your mixing bowl. Place a regular spoon into the refrigerator to get cold while you cook.
    chopped peaches for jam
  • Add honey to the peaches and stir to combine.
    adding honey to peaches for jam
  • Allow peaches and honey to mascerate (i.e. sit and soak together) for 10-15 minutes until peaches have released their liquid to make the mixture more watery.
    peaches macerating in honey
  • Transfer peaches and honey to a medium saucepan and place on the stovetop over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium/high and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
    peaches and honey coming to a boil for jam
  • Add lemon zest while peaches and honey simmer.
    adding lemon zest to peach jam
  • Check jam for texture with the "cold spoon" test. Dip the spoon into your jam and then gently pour it off back into the pot. The jam should form a gel-like coating on the spoon and fall off slowly when the jam is ready.
  • Remove jam from heat, cool slightly, and transfer to your jelly jar. If you have more than a half-pint, eat it right away on bread :)
  • Refrigerator jam keeps for a few weeks in the fridge. If you want to freeze it, just make sure that you leave at least a 1/2 inch room at the top of the jar for expansion.
Keyword honey in jam, peach jam, quick jam, refrigerator jam