Jams and jellies

Collection by Donna Justice Royce

Ginger-Peach Jam

Rating: 5 stars 80
Crystallized ginger adds a tasty bite to this sweet peach-ginger jam. Reduce the amount of sugar if your peaches are really ripe.

Rachel's Sugar Plum Spice Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
This is a recipe I came up with for something new in our seasonal jam and jelly making sessions, in hopes to find something unique for gifts at Christmas. It is absolutely wonderful. Everyone loves it. It's sweet and fruity, with comforting holiday spice undertones.

Homemade Cranberry Ginger Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 1
No Thanksgiving is complete without cranberry sauce. This recipe is very customizable to your family's palate. In this version, I've used honey, orange juice, and crystallized ginger. But I have made it in the past with a sweet white wine and apples, which is also delicious. Using fresh cranberries, the sauce still gets a jelly-like consistency because when the cranberries pop open during cooking, they release pectin, which is a natural way to make jelly or jams. Once you try this recipe, you'll never go back.

Jalapeno Strawberry Jam

Rating: 5 stars 255
This is a favorite in our family at Christmas. This jam is not spicy, but can be made to be spicy by adding more peppers or a few habanero peppers. The flavor of the sweet strawberries combined with the flavor of the peppers gives this jam a wonderful flavor dimension. The strawberries may be frozen (thawed and crushed) and the peppers may be canned (drained and chopped).

Wine Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 168
This jelly is a lovely accompaniment to crackers and cream cheese. You can use any kind of wine, red or white.

Grape Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
Grape juice, pectin, and sugar are all you need for homemade jelly.