This 3-ingredient Instant Pot Peach Jam is made with no pectin and no cornstarch. It is ready in under 25 minutes and can be stored either in a refrigerator or a freezer. This perfectly chunky jam oozes with the garden-fresh, juicy, and incredible peach flavors.
This small-batch pressure cooker peach jam is unquestionably worth giving a try. It’s because making jam in Instant Pot is a breeze, and it tastes just as amazing.
This pressure cooker jam recipe makes a small batch, but you can surely make it in a large batch. It is super easy and fuss-free to make.
Perfect to spread on muffin breads, biscuits, croissants and buns. Smearing a thick layer of homemade peach jam on your bread favorite along with some tea or coffee is a phenomenal way to start a sweet morning.
With this Instant Pot peach jam, you don’t need to spend hours cooking the jam, and canning it. This Instant Pot (IP) peach jam recipe is the fastest and easiest way to cook peach jam.
I just love peaches and try to use them as much as possible when they are in season. The good thing about peach is that they can blend beautifully well in both sweet and savory recipes. Be it a Peach Bruschetta with Whipped Ricotta and Zucchini, No-Bake Peach Gingerbread Cheesecake Parfait, or Caramelized Peach Pesto Tart with Blueberries, a juicy humble peach fits everywhere.
This peach jam is one of the simplest recipes you can make in your Instant Pot. This easy peasy peach jam is so good, and all you need to do is just pressure cooking, sautéeing, and some stirring.
It is so delicious and tastes much much better than the ones you buy from the stores, especially when you know that it is so fresh, made with love, and no preservatives are involved.
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This Instant Pot Peach Jam:
✓is ready in under 25 minutes.
✓needs no pectin or cornstarch.
✓is made with only 3 ingredients.
✓requires no peeling and resting.
✓is so fresh, healthy, and tastes amazing.
✓perfect for slathering on bread or buns.
✓is fuss-free and easy to make.
✓is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
✓has no preservatives.
✓can be also added to homemade peach ice cream.
How to serve Instant Pot Peach Jam?
This Instant Pot Peach Jam can be relished in many ways. Following are some good ones:
Delight in by spreading it on a slice of bread, bagels, toast, biscuit, and scones.
Make a peanut butter jam sandwich.
Add it to your favorite smoothie.
Add to your morning breakfast cereal
Make a parfait out of it
Or simply stir into yogurt.
Add a dollop on your icecreams.
Use it as a marinade.
Should the peach skin be removed?
I don’t remove the peach skin for a couple of reasons:
The addition of skin gives this jam a pretty rosy pink color.
Saves a lot of time.
Skin melts and blends flawlessly well, that won’t even find traces of skin in the jam.
Why take extra effort, when the effortless jam is much healthier and tastier.
It adds extra fiber and tastes so good with skin in it.
Skin speeds up to the cooking process, and gives extra flesh to the jam.
Can I use frozen peaches for making Peach Jam?
Yes, you can use frozen peaches for this jam. But I personally like the fresh ones more. Frozen peaches include more water, so if you are using frozen peaches, then you might need to sauté them a bit longer.
Can I store Peach Jam in the Pantry?
No, this jam is not shelf-stable, so I would not recommend it storing in your pantry. This is because it might go bad in a couple of days when kept at room temperature.
How long does Peach Jam last?
Peach jam stays fresh for up to 10 days when kept in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. If you want to store it for a longer period, then you can also freeze it.
Can I Freeze Peach Jam?
Yes, you can. If you want to enjoy it for months, then store jam into small individual jars and freeze. When you want to eat, simply thaw one jar overnight in the fridge. When freezing, make sure to leave some space at the top, because the jam expands while freezing.
What are the types of equipment needed for Peach Jam?
Sterilized jar and lid.
What are the ingredients required for Instant Pot Peach Jam?
This Instant Pot peach jam is made with only three ingredients. These ingredients are:
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Can I make Peach Jam in a Stovetop?
Yes, you surely can. To make it on the stovetop, add all the ingredients to a pan and keep it covered for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, cook covered on medium heat for 7-8 minutes or until peaches are softened and cooked. Then mash them and sauté until it thickens. Done!
You can also get the written recipe in the recipe box on this page.
How To Make Peach Jam In Instant Pot?
Making peach jam in Instant Pot is super simple and fun. This is how you do it in 6 simple steps:
Step 1: Chop, and pit peaches.
Step 2: Put chopped peaches in the instant pot liner with sugar and lemon juice.
Step 3: Saute until sugar melts completely.
Step 4: Pressure or manual cook for 1 minute on high pressure. Let the pressure release naturally for about 15 minutes.
Step 5: Open the lid, and mash using a potato masher or an immersion blender.
Step 6: Sauté 8-10 minutes, or until it thickens. Let it cool and store in an air-tight sterilized jar. Done.
You can get the detailed recipe in the recipe box on this page.
Wonderful tips and variations for making your best Instant Pot Peach Jam:
You can also cover the pot with a lid and let it rest for about 25-30 minutes after adding peach, sugar, and lemon juice. The resting time helps in melting sugar and peach releases its juice and that reduces some cooking time. I don’t mind melting sugar by sautéeing in the pot itself, so I generally don’t wait for 30 minutes.
If you like some flavorings in your jam, then you can also add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, allspice, or vanilla extract.
Lemon juice adds both acidity and tart flavor to the jam, which acts as a preservative in homemade goods. So adding lemon juice is mandatory.
I used a potato masher for mashing the jam. You can also use an immersion blender if you want a super smooth jam.
I used white sugar, but you can also use honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, cane sugar, or any other sweetener of your choice.
I used donut peaches and the jam was perfectly thickened after 8 minutes of sautéeing. You might need more cooking time if your peaches are too ripe because the more ripe the peaches are, the lesser pectin they have, and thus take a bit time to thicken.
If your jam is taking too long to thicken, then you can add 1 more teaspoon of lemon juice. It would fasten the thickening process.
Jam always thickens after cooling completely. So make sure you do not evaporate liquid too much while sautéeing.
Only use a sterilized jar and lid for storing. This is crucial. To sterilize, you can either use a bottle sterilizer or simply boil them in a pot of water.
To check your jam’s consistency, simply pour a spoonful of jam on a chilled saucer or plate and let it cool for a minute. Now, run your fingers through it, if the jam wrinkles, then your jam is ready. If not, then cook for some more time. Another test is, that if the jam is thin and runny and it needs more cooking. If you hang a spoonful of jam and pour back to the utensil, then it should form thick droplets and shouldn’t drop immediately.
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Instant Pot Peach Jam (Step-by-step photo instructions)
How to Make Peach Jam in an Instant Pot //
- Rinse the peaches under running water, and let them dry. Remove the pits and dice/chop them into 1-inch chunks. If you like, you can also remove the skin.
- Add chopped peaches, sugar, and lemon juice to the Instant Pot. Mix well.
- Press SAUTÉ mode and stir until sugar dissolves completely.
- Once the sugar melts, press 'CANCEL'. Cover the pot with the lid, set the valve to SEALING. Next, press PRESSURE COOK or MANUAL mode. Pressure cook for 1 minute at high pressure.
- Let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, open the lid.
- Mash using a potato masher. You can also use a blender if you want smooth consistency of jam. Press CANCEL and switch to SAUTÉ mode.
- Stirring occasionally, saute about 8-10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated or until the jam reaches a consistency you like.
- You can immediately store the jam in a sterilized jar or let it cool before storing it.
- Once, the jam is cooled, refrigerate for up to 10 days. Or freeze for up to 6 months.
How to Make Peach Jam in a Stovetop Pan //
- Add peaches, sugar, and lemon juice to a pan.
- Mix well and keep it covered for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, cook covered on medium-low heat for 7-8 minutes or until peaches are softened and cooked. Stir occasionally.
- Once cooked, remove the lid.
- Mash with a potato masher, and sauté until the jam has thickened.
- Store jam in a sterilized jar and refrigerate.