Microwave Peach Jam With Orange Liqueur

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by mary winecoff

This recipe is from the book "Small Batch Canning" by Topp and Howard. I haven't made this yet but the peaches are starting to hit the farmer's market and it looked simple and easy.

Top Review by Morgan P.

Love this recipe! super easy and delish. Agree with consistancy and how I corrected it is to continue to microwave longer at 2-3 minutes intervals stirring and checking gel until it is correct. can be anywhere from extra 3-9 minutes based on microwave watts and humidity factors

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (or frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed)


  1. Place peaches and sugar in a deep 8 cup microwavable container.
  2. Stir in lemon juice.
  3. Microwave, uncovered, on High (100%) for 7 minutes, stirring twice.
  4. Microwave uncovered, on High for 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture will form a gel, stirring every 4 minutes.
  5. Stir in liqueur.
  6. Ladle into sterilized jars and process 5 minutes in boiling water.

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