Whether you're eating it with bread, or adding it to your favourite dessert recipe - you can't go wrong with this tasty preserve.


  • 1 ½ cups peaches - peeled, pitted, chopped, crushed

  • Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin

  • 420 ml granulated sugar

  • 15 ml lemon juice

  • 1 ml butter, optional

  • 250 ml Ball® glass preserving jars, lids and bands


  • 1.

    Prepare waterbath preserving pot. Wash jars, lids and bands in hot soapy water. Heat jars in simmering water until ready to use. Do not boil. Set lids and bands aside.

  • 2.

    Wash, peel and pit peaches. Coarsely chop peaches and then crush with a potato masher. Measure required quantity of crushed peaches and remaining ingredients for your recipe; set aside.

  • 3.

    Combine prepared peaches and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in Ball® RealFruit™ Pectin. Add butter, if using. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.

  • 4.

    Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.

  • 5.

    Ladle hot jam into hot jars, one at a time, leaving 1/4 inch (6 mm) headspace. Wipe rims. Centre lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight.

  • 6.

    Process filled jars in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove pot lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store up to 1 year.


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