Jams and Jellies Recipes

Find trusted recipes for homemade sweet preserves like strawberry jam, marmalade, and grape jelly, to spicy, savory condiments like mint jelly or pepper jelly, with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

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Strawberries and Champagne Jam

Rating: 4.56 stars
A beautiful strawberry jam with a hint of champagne that makes a tasty gourmet gift!

Spiked Peach Jam with Ginger

Rating: 5 stars
This is a great jam for peaches that are not picture-perfect but nice and ripe. The riper they are, the more juice they will release when marinating. Combined with ginger and amaretto liqueur, the peach jam tastes divine.

Raspberry Fruit Spread without Pectin

Rating: 4.75 stars
I was experimenting with making jam without pectin and it turned out really yummy. You need to cook the raspberries for a pretty long time until they fall apart.

Rhubarb Apricot Jam

Rhubarb and dried apricots are an excellent combination for jam, as the tartness of the rhubarb and the mellow taste of the apricots work well together. Pink rhubarb works best in this recipe, and the color is nicer than with green rhubarb as well. Weigh the rhubarb without the leaves for an accurate ratio.

No-Sugar Raspberry Jam

Rating: 4 stars
I developed this recipe for a friend who has diabetes. She complained that most diabetic jams had sweeteners added leaving a strange aftertaste. Fresh fruit, when in season, is naturally sweet. To make jam, you don't need to add sugar. A little agar-agar and lemon will help the cooked fruit thicken to make a spreadable fruit for toast, sandwiches, or cheeses. It will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. This recipe will work with all forest fruits.

Apricot Lavender Jam

Rating: 5 stars
My trick to infuse the lavender aroma into the jam is to process a portion of the sugar with the lavender.

Spicy Cayenne Tomato Jam

Rating: 4.86 stars
This tomato jam has a sweet and spicy kick that goes great with meats and cheeses. Serve it up with grilled chicken and pork or slather over some crusty baguette with ricotta cheese. Enjoy!

Grapefruit Marmalade

Rating: 4.75 stars
Ruby red grapefruit and sugar is all you need to make a slightly bitter, sweet, and tangy marmalade. Try this on toast or, for a twist, use it in any recipe calling requiring orange jam or marmalade. I have used it on meatballs and chicken wings with delicious results. Make sure you use organic grapefruit to ensure an edible zest.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam

Rating: 4.34 stars
I found a recipe for this jam that I made a few changes to, and this is my final recipe with my changes. It's a hit with all of my friends and family, and I hope that it will be for you as well. I used fresh ripe and home-grown strawberries and rhubarb to make my jam with.

Red Onion Marmalade

Rating: 4.93 stars
Great recipe to serve in so many different ways - perfect with grilled steak, chicken, or even as an appetizer with crackers.

Apple Jelly

Rating: 3.65 stars
Traditional and delicious homemade jelly.

Homemade Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Rating: 4.81 stars
Jalapeno and bell peppers make up this tangy green jelly that is traditionally served on crackers with cream cheese.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Concord Grape Jelly

Rating: 4.41 stars

At one time my mother in law would make many different flavors of jams and jellies. This is one of her old recipes that she has given to me.