How to Make Low Sugar Cinnamon Peach Jam

August 18, 2017

How to Make Low Sugar Cinnamon Peach Jam | Preserving | DIY | Canning | Jam Recipes | Health Recipes | My Healthy Homemade Life

 It’s been an amazing year for peaches!      Ripe, juicy, delicious peaches–there’s isn’t much that compares to them, is there?

This year, I was fortunate enough to have two friends share peaches with me!   Not only did we have peaches for eating fresh but I had enough to freeze for smoothies and for making Low Sugar Peach Jam!  It’s been wonderful!

 

How to Make Low Sugar Cinnamon Peach Jam | Preserving | DIY | Canning | Jam Recipe | Health Recipes | My Healthy Homemade Life

 

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know low sugar/no sugar jams and jellies are my favorite.  Why consume all that extra sugar if you don’t need to?   I usually sweeten my jams and jelly with a no sugar added fruit juice and depending on the sweetness of the fruit, I may add honey or some organic cane sugar but never in the large amounts of your standard jams and jellies recipes.

Be aware, when preparing jams and jellies sweetened with honey or fruit juice, they may not be as firm as you’re used to.  They still spread wonderfully and taste delicious!

 

How to Make Low Sugar Cinnamon Peach Jam | Preserving | DIY | Canning | Jam Recipes | Health Recipes | My Healthy Homemade Life

 

Preparing Your Peaches

Since peaches don’t keep long, I like to prepare my peaches as soon as possible before they start to develop any brown spots.  If you have to store them, I recommend laying them out on a cookie sheet or on the counter and spacing them so they don’t touch each other.   Leaving them in a bag or a box will cause them to spoil faster.

Before making our Low Sugar Cinnamon Peach Jam, you will need to remove the skin by blanching your peaches.  Simply bring a small to medium size pot of water to boil and score the bottom center of your peaches with an X.    Work with about 3-4 peaches at a time, dropping them in the boiling water for 30-60 seconds and then placing them in a bowl of ice water to cool.  The skins will easily slide off.  Try to reserve as much of the peach juice as you can during this process. You can use it for the liquid part of this recipe.

After removing all the peach skins, remove the pits and finely chop or pulse your peaches in the food processor.    You want your peaches slightly chunky but not pureed.

Your peaches are now all ready to make your Low Sugar Peach Jam!

 

How to Make Low Sugar Cinnamon Peach Jam | Preserving | DIY | Canning | Jam Recipes | Health Recipes | My Healthy Homemade Life

 

Low Sugar Cinnamon Peach Jam Recipe

Yields 8 (8 oz) Half Pints

How to Make Low Sugar Cinnamon Peach Jam
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Ingredients

  • 5 1/3 cups prepared peaches (see above)
  • 1 1/3 cups water or no added sugar fruit juice or reserved juice from your prepared peaches
  • 4 tbsp fresh or bottled lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp butter (optional--will reduce the amount of foaming)
  • 6 tbsp Low Sugar/No Sugar Pectin ( I used Ball RealFruit Low or No Sugar Needed Pectin)
  • Up to 2 cups organic cane sugar or honey ( I used 2 cups organic cane sugar)

Instructions

  1. Add prepared peaches, water/juice, lemon juice and cinnamon to large stainless steel pan or dutch oven. If using butter, add it now.
  2. Gradually stir in the pectin and bring to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.
  3. Stirring constantly, add the sugar or honey and bring back to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.
  4. Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  5. Ladle your jam into hot, half pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. Skim off any foam and process in a water canner for 10 minutes.

Notes

If using a brand other than the Ball RealFruit Low or No Sugar Needed Pectin, be sure to read the instructions that come in the package. Different brands may have you add the ingredients in a different order.

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45 Comments

  • Reply Yolanda August 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm I am not a huge jam person but now I am thinking cinnamon sprinkled on my peach sounds excellent!! Thanks for the idea!
    • Reply Jen August 20, 2017 at 7:24 am You're welcome, Yolanda! The combination of peaches and cinnamon is absolutely delicious! I hope you enjoy!
  • Reply Leigh August 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm Oh I just bought a whole bunch of juicy summer peaches and this looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!!
    • Reply Jen August 21, 2017 at 2:32 pm I'm so glad to hear that! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
  • Reply Lynn August 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm Yum, that sounds so good. Homemade jams are the best.
  • Reply Michelle August 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm Making low-sugar jams is something that interests me. We have some peach trees, so I'm pinning to try. Thanks!
    • Reply Jen August 22, 2017 at 8:34 am I'm so glad to hear that, Michelle. I do love low sugar jam. You can't even tell the difference! You are so fortunate to have peach trees! We haven't had much success with peach trees on our property (we lost both of the trees we planted over the winter.) I hope you enjoy the jam!
  • Reply Christine August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm Looks delicious! My in laws have in the past cannned peaches with a cinnamon stick in the jar. Fantastic!
    • Reply Jen August 22, 2017 at 8:31 am Yum! I'll have to give that a try too, Christine! I love the idea of using a cinnamon stick!
  • Reply Nilushi Rathnaweera August 22, 2017 at 8:26 am Very informative. grate post. thank you for sharing
    • Reply Jen August 22, 2017 at 8:31 am Thank you, Nilushi!
    • Reply Jen August 22, 2017 at 8:47 am They sure are, Lynn! Thank you! :)
  • Reply Jennifer Miller August 22, 2017 at 9:01 am This looks so good
    • Reply Jen August 22, 2017 at 9:47 am Thanks, Jennifer! :)
  • Reply Danielle August 23, 2017 at 7:50 am I thought the recipe would have been more difficult than it looked. I'm sure the prep took the most time. Anything you make, I would love a sample!
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm You're right, Danielle. The most time consuming part is the prep but it's sooo worth it! :)
  • Reply Andy Schwartz August 23, 2017 at 8:01 am I've canned before, but never made jams or jellies. This doesn't sound too difficult! I may give it a try. And the touch of cinnamon sounds wonderful!
    • Reply Jen August 23, 2017 at 8:59 am I've you're familiar with canning, you'll have no problem making jams and jellies, Andy. I hope you give it a try!
  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries August 23, 2017 at 11:20 am I'm a HUGE fan of peaches and cinnamon, so I can only imagine how much I would love this! I really like that it's low sugar, too!
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 6:05 am I bet you would love it, Corey! I wish I had discovered peaches and cinnamon a long time ago! yum!
  • Reply Angela August 23, 2017 at 9:31 pm I am loving all the peaches from our local farm this year! This recipe looks delicious and awesome that it's low sugar!
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 6:04 am That's awesome, Angela! There's nothing like fresh, local peaches. Yum!
  • Reply Karla August 23, 2017 at 10:26 pm I don't love peaches, but I'm finding more and more that I do love cinnamon with everything! I wonder if apples could be substituted for the peaches?
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 6:02 am That's an interesting idea, Karla. I've made apple butter before but never an apple jam. I wonder too! I might have to try!
  • Reply Leah August 24, 2017 at 4:46 am Yum I love peaches! And Jam.. Perfect combo! Sounds easy and super delish.
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 6:00 am Thanks, Leah! It's one of my favorites!
  • Reply Elena August 24, 2017 at 5:46 am I love jam and peaches are one of my favourite fruit. I never thought of adding cinnamon to it. Love the idea.
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 6:00 am Thanks, Elena! I hope you give it a try! :)
  • Reply Jeni hann August 24, 2017 at 6:59 am What a lovely summer recipe!! ??
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 6:01 pm Thank you, Jeni! :)
  • Reply C Gibson August 24, 2017 at 9:19 am Really great recipe. I love jams & using honey as a sweetener is such a great tip. Looks good!
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm Thank you! I hope you get to try it! :)
  • Reply Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland August 24, 2017 at 9:33 am This recipe sounds incredible!! I've always loved peach jam so I'll definitely give this recipe a go!
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm Thank you, Stephanie! I hope you love it as much as we do! :)
    • Reply Jen August 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm Thank you, Stephanie! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! :)
  • Reply Shell August 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm I adore peaches and cinnamon so this sounds absolutely delicious!! I really like that this is low sugar but I wonder if it would turn out if I used Stevia instead? What do you think?
    • Reply Jen August 25, 2017 at 6:20 am That's a good question, Shell. I've never tried using stevia in my jam. I think it can be done though.
  • Reply Shelby @Fitasamamabear August 30, 2017 at 9:39 am Mmm peaches! I love anything with them- this jam looks tasty!
    • Reply Jen September 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm Thanks, Shelby! :)
  • Reply Courtney August 30, 2017 at 2:35 pm Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing! I love all your peach photos too!
    • Reply Jen September 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm Thank you, Courtney!
  • Reply Carolyn | The Organic Gypsy September 7, 2017 at 8:36 am I just love jams and compotes!! Can you buy low sugar pectin? Did not know that. ? However. I dont think it will be available in our country, sadly. Great post and blog!
    • Reply Jen September 7, 2017 at 9:15 am Thank you so much Carolyn!
  • Reply Megan September 7, 2017 at 4:52 pm Wow! I never knew making jam could be that simple. This has definitely been bookmarked!
    • Reply Jen September 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm Awesome, Megan! I'm so glad! It really is simple!

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