Peach marmalade freezer jam
Peach Freezer Marmalade
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Marmalade is basically jam made with citrus fruit. A purist will tell you that it is made with bitter Seville oranges but my mom always just used an entire naval orange…minus the seeds…so that’s what I do. The white part of the orange is called pith. For most recipes, you want to avoid the pith, but for marmalade, it adds not only a little bittersweet flavor, but the pectin found in pith helps to ensure your marmalade will set.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezer jam, homemade freezer jam, jams and jellies, marmalade, peach jam, peach marmalade, preserves
Servings: 20 servings
Author: Kathleen Royal Phillips
  • 3 cups chopped or mashed or pulsed in food processor ripe peaches (about 4 large peaches or 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 small naval orange
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1.59-ounce pouch powdered fruit pectin Sure-Jell original
  • 3/4 cup water
  1. I like to pulse the peaches in the food processer or finely chop them. Mashing them sometimes creates too much juice. Peel, pit, and cut peaches into quarters, then pulse just enough to chop them-not puree them-or finely chop them on a cutting board. Transfer chopped peaches to a large bowl.

  2. Remove seeds from the orange quarter and slice into thin strips or triangles. Add the orange to the peaches and stir in sugar. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Meanwhile, combine pectin and water in a small saucepan, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Gradually add cooked pectin to peach mixture, stirring well. Stir about 3 minutes or until sugar is almost dissolved.
  4. Spoon peach mixture into plastic or glass 1-cup freezer jars. Wipe rims and cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature overnight. Freeze until firm. Store in freezer. Thaw in refrigerator before serving.
Recipe Notes

Gift. Vegan. Gluten Free. Fat Free. Preserves.