Low Sugar Peach Jam

yellow orange and red peach slices close up

It’s been a good year for peaches in the Ohio Valley. Despite the dry weather, our favorite orchard had no shortage when we made our pilgrimage upriver to buy fruit last weekend.

Bray Orchard Bedford Kentucky box of peaches

Last year, when we made peach jam, we tried the low-sugar version and had great success. The low sugar version includes one cup of no-sugar-added apple juice. This year we thought we’d reduce the sugar even more because the peaches are so sweet on their own. One box made two batches of jam.

blue bowl of fresh slices of peaches

The first batch we made used only one cup of sugar. The second batch used two cups of sugar.

mason jars of peach jam with handwritten labels

Reducing the sugar also reduces the overall volume of jam, resulting in fewer jars. We marked jars with one star or two stars to help us remember which jars had more sugar.


About Dianna Ott

Lydia Street is about an old house, a new garden and the adventures of the lovely and talented occupants, Dianna and Christe. We love our dogs; we love to cook; we love to garden; and we have too many house projects going on at the same time. We also have plenty of stories to tell.
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10 Responses to Low Sugar Peach Jam

  1. Seattle Foodshed says:

    So great!

  2. Stacey says:

    I’ve been eating peaches like crazy lately … they’re so good right now. This looks so delicious. I had some biscuits for breakfast this morning and this would have fixed me right up! HA HA!

  3. How well did it set with that little sugar? I don’t mind a runny jam, but there always seems to be a minimum amount of sugar to turn fruit to jam.

  4. Thanks for the link-up.. this version looks awesome:D Happy to be following you now!!

  5. dorannrule says:

    Awesome photographs make me want to get a peach from the kitchen right NOW! I’ll bet the jam is delicious too. Kudos.

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