Peach Habanero Jam



  • 4 cups chopped and mashed Peaches
  • 2 teaspoons Ball Citric Acid (optional to prevent browning)
  • 3 teaspoons cool water
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons Ball Classic Pectin
  • 3 tablespoons bottled lime juice
  • 5 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter (optional to help reduce foaming)
  • 1 3/4 tablespoon finely minced habanero pepper *see notes


  1. Prepare the peaches by peeling, pitting and chopping.
  2. Mix the Ball Citric Acid and 3 teaspoons of water together. Stir into the peaches to prevent browning.
  3. Place the chopped peaches, lime juice and pectin in a large pot.
  4. On medium high heat bring the ingredients to a rolling boil.
  5. Once boiling add the sugar and butter (if using) to the pot and stir well until sugar dissolves.
  6. Bring mixture to a rolling boil stirring continually.
  7. Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
  8. Stir the minced habanero pepper into the jam. (see notes!)
  9. Pour into hot prepared jars, wiping the rims and placing a flat lid and band on each hot jar.
  10. Process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
  11. Makes 5 1/2 pints of jam.
  12. Notes:
  13. Always wear rubber gloves when handling hot peppers!
  14. To control the amount of spicy flavor of the habanero pepper in this Peach Habanero Jam recipe follow these suggestions below.
  15. Very Hot Jam: If you absolutely love the hot fiery flavor of habanero peppers (pepper-heads unite!) trim the cap off the habanero pepper and chop the entire pepper, seeds and membrane for this recipe. This will result in a very hot and habanero flavored jam.
  16. Medium Hot Jam: To reduce the heat a bit remove all the membrane and only chop the pepper and seeds.
  17. Least Hot Jam: Remove all the seeds and membrane before chopping the habanero pepper.
  18. Least amount of hot spicy flavor: Add 1/2 the amount of minced habanero pepper minus the seeds and membrane to the recipe.
  19. When to add the habanero pepper to the pot?
  20. Like your pepper jam fiery hot? Hold off on adding the minced habanero pepper to the jam pot until after you have cooked the jam. Go back and read the post for more detailed information!

  • Category: Hot Pepper Jam
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