There are several things you can do when making the jam in order to prevent runny jam:
Make sure that you measure the peaches and sugar exactly.
Also set a timer when boiling the pectin. Start the timer as soon as the pectin reaches a rolling boil (it usually happens pretty quickly) and take pan off heat as soon as the time hits 1 minute.
What if you still end up with runny jam?After letting jam sit at room temperature for anywhere between 6-24 hours (just enough time for them to cool and start to set), check to see how the jam set. If peach jam is still runny, prepare 1 additional box of pectin (pectin + ¾ water) and add it the peach mixture. It does not affect flavor, but it will help firm everything up.
How to Store Freezer Jam
Refrigerate peach jam for up to 4 weeks. Freeze for up to 1 year. Thaw in the refrigerator before enjoying.
2cupsripe peaches(about 3-4 medium peaches, peeled, and pitted)
3tablespoonslime or lemon juice
1packageno-sugar-needed fruit pectin(1.75 ounce package )
4-5drops orange food coloring(optional)
Rinse and dry 6 half pint jars (or whatever jars you choose to use).
Using a food processor or blender, pulse peaches until they are finely diced, but not completely mashed. You can do this by hand, but a food processor is usually much faster and doesn’t require as much effort.
Measure 2 cups exactly of peaches and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add in sugar one cup at a time, stirring well after each addition.
Stir in lime (or lemon) juice.
Let sit for 10 minutes.
While peaches are sitting, prepare pectin.
In a small pan over medium-high heat, whisk together water and pectin.
Bring pectin to a rolling boil and set timer for 1 minute. Stir constantly for 1 minute and take off heat. Do not cook for more than 1 minute.
Add hot pectin to peach mixture and stir until sugar has dissolved. This should take several minutes.
Pour jam into jars. Leave ½ inch of space from the top of the container.
Cover jam tightly with a lid and let sit at room temperature for 24 hours before refrigerating or freezing.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making about 40 servings, with 1 serving being 2 tablespoons of jam. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**