Bourbon Peach Jam


Bourbon Peach Jam

One of my most favorite recipes to use all of the fresh fruit we pick during the summer. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 half pints


  • 3 1/2 lbs ripe peaches about 12-13
  • 7 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice in a pinch bottled is OK
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 1 stick cinnimon
  • 1 bean vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 6oz liquid pectin two foil packets


  1. If jarring, prepare jars and lids by sterilizing 

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Fill a large both with ice water.  Cut shallow X into the bottom of each peach and drop into boiling water for 30 seconds than immediately into ice bath.  Peel and chop peaches, then into the blender until pureed.  Should make 4 cups

  3. Transfer to large heavy bottomed pot, add sugar, lemon juice, bourbon, cinnamon, vanilla, and butter.  

  4. Bring to roiling boil.  Add Pectin and return to boil for one minute, remove from heat

  5. Skim any foam and remove vanilla bean and cinnamon stick

  6. Ladle jam into jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.  Place lids on jars, cover and boil for 10 min.  Remove from heat and let jars be in pot for 5 minutes.  Then remove and leave on counter top for six hour or overnight.

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