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Homemade Peach Jam

The following recipe, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

A great way to preserve peaches while they’re at their peak is to make a fresh jam!

Delicious on morning toast and English muffins or on crackers with goat cheese, this versatile summer spread can be preserved and served even during the coldest of Midwest months.

Peach Jam
Homemade Peach Jam
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2 cups


  • 8 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium-size pot and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Once the mixture is boiling and thick, and the peaches are soft, mash the peaches using a hand masher until they are broken into very small pieces.
  3. Transfer the jam to a jar and refrigerate to cool completely.

Peach Jam

Chef Billy Parisi headshot
By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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