Better Homes Bourbon Peach Jam

Total Time 2 hours


  • 7 cups sugar
  • 4 cups ripe finely chopped, peeled peaches - approx 3 pounds
  • 1/2 cup good quality bourbon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 of a 6-ounce package 1 foil pouch liquid fruit pectin


  1. In a large pot combine sugar, peaches, bourbon and lemon juice.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  3. Quickly stir in the liquid pectin and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  6. Ladle jam into hot sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace.
  7. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw on bands until just tightened.
  8. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes *start timing when water returns to boiling. Remove jars and cool on wire racks, turning and tilting jars after 20 minutes to distribute fruit evenly.

Recipe Notes

Trust me, as a person who tries to avoid sugar - using seven cups of sugar is a bit cringe worthy...but you'll forget all about it when you taste this jam!