Peach Hatch Chile Pepper Jam

Peach Hatch Chile Pepper Jam


Tis the season for fresh Hatch Chile Peppers and peaches. It’s fortunate that the seasons for both coincide, because they taste wonderful together.

Hatch Chiles are unique in that they are naturally available with different heat levels. I’m a wimp with hot stuff and am happy to use the mild chiles. You can also use medium or hot in this recipe, if that’s what you prefer. Mild or hot, they still have a wonderful chile flavor.

The Peach Hatch Chile Pepper Jam is easy to prepare even if you’ve never made jam before. This recipe makes a one pint jar of jam that can be stored in the refrigerator. You can make a bigger batch, if you’d like to get out your pressure canner or water bath canner and boxes of mason jars. I have done that on many occasions, but I really like being able to make a single perfect jar of jam in less than a half hour.

Peach Hatch Chile Pepper Jam

Peach Hatch Chile Pepper Jam


2 Large Hatch Chiles
2 Large Peaches
1 cup Sugar
1 Lime, juiced


Slice the Hatch Chiles lengthwise. Remove stem and seeds. Chop.

Remove peach pit and chop into pieces. Leave the skin on.

Combine chopped chiles, peaches, sugar and lime juice in a heavy, flat bottomed sauce pan.

Cook on high, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes until sugar has dissolved and peaches and chiles are tender.

Remove from heat and blend with an immersion blender. (I like to leave some chunks in mine. You can blend more thoroughly, if you like a creamier jam)

Return to stove and cook on high for about 5 minutes more.

Test the jam to see if it is ready by dribbling some off of the spoon. When it form drops instead of being a steady stream, it’s ready and will continue to thicken as it cools.

Serving Suggestions:

You can use this on toast or a muffin, just like a regular fruit jam. It also works well has a glaze for grilled or roasted meat, poultry or fish.

For an easy and impressive appetizer, pour it over a brick of cream cheese and serve with crackers.

**Thank you, Melissa’s Produce, for the perfectly delicious Hatch Chiles!**

Hatch Chiles and Peaches

Chopped Hatch Chiles and Peaches

Peach Hatch Chile Pepper Jam

Peach Hatch Chile Pepper Jam


20 comments for “Peach Hatch Chile Pepper Jam

  1. Jane H
    August 11, 2014 at 6:43 am

    I just got a jar of pepper jam as a gift and to be honest I couldn’t imagine liking it…until I tasted it. It gives everything I eat a bit of sizzle :-)

  2. Margot C
    August 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    OMGosg, that looks so good. I wonder if you could make a version of that with oranges; like Hatch Marmalade?

  3. Valerie Mitchell
    August 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    @Margot C Yes, you can! Hatch Marmalade is delicious :)

  4. Nancy
    August 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    This recipe looks delicious. It would also make a great gift!

  5. Karen
    August 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Bet that is good, with a little bit of a kick!

  6. Jean Sagarese
    August 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    this would be great for one of our parties in the office I think everyone would enjoy it

  7. Leela
    August 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    That looks amazing.

  8. deb c
    August 12, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I never would have thought to put peaches and green chilies together. Sounds interesting.

  9. amy tolley
    August 12, 2014 at 7:06 am

    this recipe sounds great thanks for sharing with us

  10. Mary Mac
    August 12, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I have had this great combination of jam on vanilla ice cream and it is delicious. Sweet, Spicy and Cold

  11. Elizabeth Fitzmaurice
    August 13, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Yum. That’s a recipe I’ve got to try. Unfortunately, all my chiles are already roasted and in the freezer.

  12. ger
    August 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how easy it is to make!! It looks very good!

  13. Kitty Iecvan
    August 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    This looks like an interesting recipe for all the summer peaches coming in! I might add some onions to make a salsa!

  14. katklaw777
    August 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

    The jam looks sooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
    I luv the combo of sweet and hot together…thanks for sharing!

  15. Lesley F
    August 24, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Will have to try this recipe at our next party. Sounds and looks delicious

  16. August 24, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I would have never imagined this combination, but it sure does look good!

  17. August 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    that looks good

  18. deana c
    August 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I am going to try to make this jam. It looks awesome!

  19. Nicole Lancaster
    August 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    This looks delicious. It would make a great gift. I never thought of pairing peach and chiles together. I would love to taste the combo.

  20. Sabine
    August 25, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    What an interesting recipe. I will try this, thank you!

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