Instant Pot Peach Jam Recipe With Pectin. How to make homemade Peach Jam with pectin in your Instant Pot or other pressure cooker with just a few simple pantry ingredients.
Instant Pot Peach Jam Recipe With Pectin
Yesterday, we showed you how to make Raspberry Jam No Pectin in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and today is the turn of an Instant Pot Peach Jam Recipe With Pectin.
I love peaches and any of the peach’s family. I love the fact that not only can you make peach jam with pectin, but you could also make apricot jam with pectin or nectarine jam with pectin, while following my main Instant Pot Peach Jam recipe.
That is what is wonderful about these fruits. They have a lot in common with each other and are perfect for mix and matching when you’re jam making.
My grandad used to grow peaches on his allotment, along with many other delicious in season fruits and vegetables. I loved to hang out with my grandad and watch as you saw growing process of your fruit and then got excited when you could take one from the tree.
Whenever I ate some fresh peaches or nectarines, my Grandad would be there with a big tissue ready to clean up the juices once I had finished.
Like any kid you couldn’t wait until you had another one and another one.
Even now as someone in their late 30’s I still have a peach addiction and there is no better way to enjoy your peaches, than to load them up into the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and make a batch of peach jam with pectin.
Peach Jam Recipe With Pectin Vs Peach Jam Without Pectin
Did you know that one step in the peach jam recipe making process and you can change your peach jam recipe with pectin into a peach jam without pectin?
Have a look at this picture of my peach jam. It is at the time when I have cooked it in the Instant Pot, taken the lid off and given it a quick stir.
What you see is exactly how it looks:
At this point if you lose the liquid and put it under a sieve it will be just made up of the thick poached peach pieces with the sugars. You can then blend it with a hand blender, and you have a peach jam ready for the fridge.
It will be super thick and won’t need any pectin adding. It can then be placed into mason jars and cooled in the fridge.
The plan B though if you want peach jam with pectin, is to take what you have and blend straight away. No waiting to remove the liquid and instead add pectin at this point.
It will go to the right consistency because of the pectin and you would stir in the pectin and then fridge in mason jars as usual.
I like both versions and love both peach jam with pectin and peach jam without pectin.
Making Peach Jam In The Instant Pot
You could cook peaches in the Instant Pot, in so many different ways, but using fresh peaches to make peach jam is probably the most famous.
It is just a delicious quick use of fruit in the Instant Pot.
It is also hands free.
Dump all your ingredients into the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and then blend when done. How can peach jam be that simple??? You’re waiting for the small print but there isn’t any!
We also used our favourite mason jars for our peach jam along with a good ladle from our kitchen accessories pack to ladle the peach jam into the jars. We also recommend a good hand blender to finish the peach jam.
How To Cook Peach Jam With Pectin
For cooking peach jam recipe with pectin in the Instant Pot is a quick process.
It starts by throwing all your main ingredients into the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. This includes your sugar, peaches and lemon. The Instant Pot Peach Jam cooks under pressure in the Instant Pot until you have what looks like poached peaches in a peach syrup.
Because it is still piping hot, it’s the perfect temperature to add in your thickening agent such as your pectin, then pour into mason jars ready to be chilled.
Once the peach jam has been chilled in the fridge, it is ready to be eaten or it can be stored in the freezer for another time.
Can You Use Apricots In Peach Jam?
Absolutely! Mix and match any of the nectarines, peaches or apricots family. Just make sure that when you have chopped them all up, that after stones have been removed that you have a weight of 900g of fruit.
Otherwise, the balance of fruit to sugar will be off and your peach jam will not be very nice.
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We have had a wonderful time making our peach jam recipe with pectin in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. But its not the only Instant Pot recipe that we have for using up spare in season fruit.
Instant Pot Peach Jam Recipe With Pectin
- Slice your fresh peaches, removing the stones as you go.
- Remove the rind and the juice from a medium lemon.
- Dump into your Instant Pot the peaches, lemon, caster sugar, honey and vanilla essence.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 2 minutes on manual pressure.
- Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
- Manually release pressure after 10 minutes and stir the contents of your Instant Pot.
- Add in your pectin/thickener and stir.
- Using a hand blender, blend the contents of the Instant Pot until nearly smooth.
- Pour into mason jars and place in the fridge.
- Leave to chill for 12 hours and then freeze or eat!
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