Once you try my peach pepper jam recipe, you will never ever buy any other gourmet sweet pepper jam again…I promise!
I’ve long had a love affair with sweet and spicy jam over cream cheese and crackers. I think this all started when I used to be a consultant for Tastefully Simple nearly 20 years ago. I was hooked but never really thought to make some myself.
Every summer we get bushels of peaches and I can peaches like there is no tomorrow. I almost always take too long to get to all the peaches before they are too soft. This hot peach pepper jam recipe was concocted from some of those softer peaches. I’ve made several batches and think I’ve finally reached perfection to share with you.
On a side note – this summer, when I get more rhubarb out of my garden, I’m going to make up my jalapeno rhubarb pie to share with you…to die for!
But back to this delicious jam…I’ve given countless jars to friends for Christmas and birthdays. It’s a winner friends!
10 More Uses for Hot Pepper Peach Jam
The most common way to enjoy this jam is over a brick of cream cheese with crackers. But there are MANY other ways to enjoy it. Below are some ideas for you to try your hot pepper peach jam.
- Deli sandwich spread
- On buttered toast
- Baked Brie & crackers
- Goat cheese & crackers
- Cocktail meatballs or sausages
- Added to Chicken Salad
- Grilled or baked chicken or pork
- Chicken wing sauce
- Grilled bacon and cheese
- Added to BBQ sauce or in homemade BBQ sauce
So now that you see how versatile this little condiment is, let’s get to the recipe!
Peach Pepper Jam Recipe
- 4 c. fresh or frozen peaches peeled and chopped fine
- 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
- 3 medium jalapenos chopped (see note on seeds)
- 2 oz. powdered pectin
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice bottled
- 1/2 tsp. butter salted
- 5 c. granulated sugar
- Place the peaches in a 6-quart saucepan and begin to heat slowly.
- Stir in the peppers, pectin, and lemon juice.
- Add butter to reduce foaming.
- Heat the mixture to a full rolling boil.
- Stir in the sugar. Return the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
- Boil for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Skim off any foam with a metal spoon and ladle jam into prepared jars.
- Process in a water bath canner.
If you like sweet and spicy, you should definitely check out my candied jalapenos. They are amazing on burgers and in sandwiches as well!