One of the things I look forward to every summer is the arrival of peaches! There are so many things we do with peaches from our Honey Canned Peaches without sugar, Low sugar Canned peaches, Peach fruit leather, and we even freeze peaches without sugar! But the most recent method is our maple Peach Jam recipe!
What is so unique about this Maple Peach Jam is that it doesn’t contain any sugar. It is sweetened solely with pure maple syrup! And it has such a rich flavor that isn’t overly sweet! And the peach flavor really shines through.
Like I mentioned in our Strawberry Rhubarb Jam recipe, I don’t like really sweet jams. So my sweet level is usually about half of the regular recipes. Most standard Peach Jam recipes call for 7 cups sugar. That’s a lot of sugar! To me, that is just too much. It masks the flavor of the peaches.
I use less sweetener which means the natural fruit flavor really comes through instead of a sugary taste. I tend to start with just one cup maple syrup for this No Sugar peach jam recipe.
If the peaches happen to be on the tart side, you may need to add more Maple syrup. You can add up to 3 cups if needed and still have the flavor of the peaches. But obviously, we want to go with as little as possible and still have a great flavor.
Maple Peach Jam Recipe
- 4 1/2 cups sliced Peaches
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
- 1 box low sugar/no sugar Sure-jell Pectin
- 1/2 teaspoon butter
- Combine peaches, maple syrup, vanilla and lemon juice in a bowl.
- Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Spoon out half and puree
- Combine all into a saucepan with the low sugar sure-jell and butter.
- Bring to a rolling boil
- Boil for 1 minute
- Remove from heat and place in prepared jars
- process in water bath according to your elevation directions.
- You can use up to 3 cups maple syrup, depending on how sweet or tart your peaches are. Start low and add more as needed until you reach your preferred sweetness level.
The processing time in a water bath is based on your altitude above sea level. Altitudes 1,000-3,000 feet you need to add 5 minutes. 3,001- 6,000 feet you need to add 10 minutes. 6,001- 8,000 feet needs to add 15 minutes. 8,001-10,000 feet need to add 20 minutes to your processing time.
So for my house in the Wasatch area of Utah, we process our Jam for a total of 20 minutes in a water bath.
This maple peach jam recipe is great to spread on waffles, pancakes, German pancakes, toast, biscuits, rolls and a number of other goodies! Miss Jade personally loves adding it to her Peanut Butter sandwiches.