Reduced Sugar Peach Jam - Auto Canner

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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

Pre-Heat Your Empty Jars

  1. REMOVE Inner Pot from Appliance. Remove Rack; set aside. Fill Inner Pot with warm tap water to fill line. Return Inner Pot to Appliance. Place Rack back into Inner Pot. Place empty jars onto Rack in Inner Pot. Set preserving lids and bands aside in your work space. Close and lock Appliance Lid.
  2. PRESS Pre-Heat button, then press Start. The red Pre-Heating light will illuminate, and the Appliance will begin Pre-heating your jars. In the meantime, you can start making your jam. Jars will be Pre-heated when the green Ready light is flashing. Keep jars in Appliance, with Lid closed and locked, until ready to fill with jam.

Make Your Jam

  1. 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.
  2. COMBINE crushed peaches and lemon juice in an 8-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in Ball® brand RealFruit™ Classic Pectin. Add butter, if using. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. 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, from top of jam.

Preserve Your Jam

  1. UNLOCK and open Appliance Lid.
  2. REMOVE one hot jar. Close lid, but do not lock, to keep remaining jars hot. Ladle hot jam into hot jar, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe any jam from the rim of the jar. Center new lid on jar. Twist on band until fingertip tight. Return filled jar onto Rack in Inner Pot.
  3. REPEAT step 2 until all jars are filled with jam and returned
  4. to Inner Pot. Close and lock Lid.
  5. PRESS Jams & Jellies then press Recipe 1. Press Start to begin preserving.
  6. THE APPLIANCE will start sensing your recipe, indicated by the orange Sensing light. Then, the preserving phase will begin, indicated by the orange Preserving light. When your appliance beeps and the green Ready light is flashing, your jam has been successfully preserved! Press Stop. Unlock and open Lid.
  7. REMOVE jars from Inner Pot using jar lifter and place upright on a towel. Allow to cool, undisturbed, for 12 to 24 hours. Refer to the After Canning section on page 21 to learn how to check lids for seals and store your jars . 
Reduced Sugar Peach Jam - Ball® Auto Canner Recipes is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Which freshTECH canner do I use? I have the ELECTRIC WATER BATH CANNER & MULTI-COOKER, and the freshTECH AUTOMATIC JAM & JELLY MAKER. This recipe calls for the "BALL FRESHTECH AUTOMATIC HOME CANNING SYSTEM". Is that a canner that I don't have? Can is use one of the canners I listed above that I do own?
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is just to easy I have had my machine for over a year...love it...
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from question can I use just a regular water bath canner for this recipe?
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Same recipe, made with the Ball Fresh-TECH I've used my fresh tech for over a year now. I really don't want my friends to know how easy it is. We were just at the farmers market in Santa Barbara. I bought passion fruit there and combined them with the peaches we have growing in our yard in Fresno. It creates a beautiful, fragrant and delicious jam.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fresh fruit taste This recipe is my go to for peaches. We love the lower sugar content. It allows the natural flavor of the peaches to shine. I am wondering if this recipe can be preserved in 3 pint jars instead of 6 half pints safely though.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kids love this recipe! My children don't normally eat peaches unless they're in peach cobbler but for some reason they flocked to this jam. It's a reduced sugar recipe but it's still very sweet. I will absolutely make more batches, it's a keeper! Can I safely add cinnamon to this recipe?
Date published: 2016-07-18
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