Homemade jams and jellies are much more nutritious (and tasty) than regular storebought jams and jellies. Plus, after you can them all up, you can store them for quite a while in your freezer. Enjoy these 32 jam & jelly recipes…
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1. Plum Jelly Recipe
I’m so excited. I finally beat the birds to some of the plums this year. The plum tree in my yard is very, very old and there are only a few limbs that are still alive and produce fruit. For the last couple of years, the birds have beat me to those red, juicy plums but not this year!
2. Banana Jam Recipe
I learned how to make banana jam years ago. Bananas were marked down at the grocery store because they were getting spots. I was certain I would use them all before they turned and I didn’t. I really hate to see anything go to waste so I found a recipe that taught me how to make banana jam. Making jam isn’t difficult.
3. Sweet & Spicy Four Pepper Jelly
Spicy Four Pepper Jelly Sauce is a versatile condiment! You can use it with cream cheese as a dip, a coating for your crispy chicken wings, or smeared on your morning bagel for a hint of spice!
4. The Best Damn Bacon Jam
That’s right folk, you heard it from me first! This really is the best damn bacon jam, I promise. No weird ingredients like coffee, or mustard, or whatever else people are using to make bacon jam. Oh no, we aren’t doing that here.
5. The Best Blood Orange Marmalade
Cutting into a blood orange is like opening a rare present. No other fruit offers up a stunning surprise element on this scale! The ruby-red and deep orange flesh pushes droplets of bright pink juice onto the chopping board as you cut into it. The succulent sweetness of gorgeous fiery citrus, complemented by stunning beauty; I have been madly in love with blood oranges since I was first offered one as a child.
6. Raspberry Peach Freezer Jam
Bottle up the summer with this easy Raspberry Peach Freezer Jam! You’ll never go back to store-bought after you try this.
7. Habanero Pepper Jam
A recipe for sweet and spicy habanero pepper jam made with plenty of habanero peppers. What is habanero jam good for? Use it as you would use any other jelly or jam, by spreading it over cream cheese on toast, over bread for sweeter sandwiches, but it is also great over fish. I like to serve it with salmon or white fish. Spoon it when the fish is hot and it will melt over a bit. No need for a sauce. It also makes a good gift!
8. Strawberry Lime Vanilla Jam
I saw this jam the morning that Food in Jars posted it, and knew I had to go out and make some. I planned to go to the farmer’s market that morning, so I added some strawberries to my list. I thought the addition of the lime would be a nice touch; as an added bonus, I already had some home-grown limes that a friend had given me. Mmmm, Strawberry-lime vanilla jam. Thanks Food in Jars for the inspiration!
9. Blackberry Peach Jam
10. Apple Cinnamon Jelly
This jelly is so so so so good. It is like apple pie in jelly form. My son, who is a giant jelly snob, was eating this up by the spoonful. Until I caught him that is. . . He now goes around telling everyone that “we DON’T eat jelly from the jar!”
11. Fresh Guava Jam
I know it’s practically December and this may seem like it’s completely out of left field, but, believe it or not — it’s guava season. My Mom’s tree is loaded with them and she’s in a war with the iguanas to snatch them off of the branches before they get to them. Thing is, guava ripens one fruit at a time, and you’ve got to stay on top of it to get any yield — and those damn iguanas apparently like them just as much as we do!
12. Old-Fashioned Cantaloupe Jelly
Cantaloupe Jelly is an old fashioned southern treat that you make in the slow cooker. You don’t even need to use pectin! It’s a great way to get a sunny taste of summer goodness all year long in an easy freezer jam that anyone can make! Just five ingredients make a soft, amber jelly that’s so full of flavor you’ll want to eat it with a spoon. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for longer storage.
13. Spiced Apple Jelly
This spiced apple jelly recipe livens up the plain apple flavor with some traditional pairings including lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.
14. Raspberry Pomegranate Jelly
The first time we went strawberry picking we came home with 10 lbs of strawberries. Which seemed like a good idea at the time, until I realized that I had no idea what to do with that many strawberries! A dear friend suggested I make jelly and walked me through the entire process. And ever since then, my family is completely hooked!
15. Bacon Peach Jam
Sweet, salty, and tangy, Bacon Peach Jam is a luxurious condiment for hors d’oeuvres, grilled cheese, and burgers.
16. Pear & Ginger Jam
I decided to make the jam a bit more wintry with the addition of warming ginger; I used both grated fresh ginger and finely chopped stem ginger for a nice ginger kick; if you would like it to be more of a hint of ginger than a full-on flavour then you can omit the stem ginger.
17. Cherry Jam Recipe
So the other day I came across trays of cherries for £4 whilst out shopping which I’ve never seen before. They’re usually £2 for a tiny punnet full. I snapped up a tray and knew that they were destined to be Cherry Jam (oh and we had a few for dessert)!
18. Homemade Strawberry Jam
Homemade jam in January? Yes! I’m here to tell you that you can make jam any time of year. Strawberry season has just about arrived here in Florida and will soon be in full blast, so for my fellow Floridians, if you go strawberry picking, you’re all set with a recipe to make jam.
19. Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Canning in jars is easy when you know How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Jam from fresh rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, and lemon without pectin.
20. Coffee Jelly Recipe
His love for coffee runs to all things coffee related with the singular exception of coffee yogurt which just “isn’t right”. So after our grand trip to the Western Caribbean, a couple of months ago which included a stop in Honduras where they had roughly 4 million coffee related gift shops he was in coffee lover’s heaven. One of the shops in Roatán sold coffee jelly. The moment I saw it, I knew I’d be making it at home. How could I not?
21. Homemade Grape Jelly
The trouble is, almost every single brand of jelly that my grocery store carries is made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). I don’t like that. One local brand does use sugar instead of HFCS and there are organic options, but sheesh, it’s expensive! More than five bucks for slightly more than a cup of jam? This is why I’ve been making my own jam and jelly for years. This grape jelly recipe works with fresh grapes or, for a midwinter jelly emergency, let me let you in on a little secret.
22. Golden Apricot Jam
When it comes to making a mess in my kitchen I always find the homemade jams are always worth the sticky splatters and the inevitable clean-up time. Apricot jam is no exception. This recipe is my new favorite spreadable fruit. Seriously, “I can’t get enough of this stuff,” she says, as toast pops destined to be smothered in sweet, sticky gold!
23. Peach & Amaretto Jam
Carefully peel the peaches using a vegetable peeler, or blanch briefly in boiling water, then peel with a knife. Reserve the skins.
24. Honey Whiskey Marmalade
My husband has a love of marmalade, sweet and bitter and bright. I never really cared for it until I met him, and then I came to appreciate its floral bitter notes, vibrant acidity and the candied texture of its orange rind.
25. Best Monkey Butter Jam Recipe
Have you ever heard of Monkey Butter? I sure didn’t! But when I saw it on Pinterest, the name itself definitely piqued my curiosity and I made it immediately. With only five ingredients, this was simple to make and even better to eat.
26. Easy Peach Vanilla Jam
Easy Peach Jam made with fresh peaches and fragrant vanilla bean. This jam requires only a few ingredients, and it is made without pectin or gelatin.
27. Homemade Apple Pie Jam
This homemade apple pie jam recipe is not only perfect for smothering on toast, but also as a dessert topping (cheesecake, vanilla ice cream), or as a filling, too!
28. Mixed Berry Homemade Jam
This Homemade Mixed Berry Jam recipe is so delicious you’ll want to put it on everything from pancakes and toast to waffles and ice cream. Or eat it right from the jar!
29. Small Batch Fig Jam
I was extremely excited to walk into my local market last week – where I spotted a large display of fresh figs on sale for a great price. (If you see them too…buy some!) I grabbed a few pints and immediately started plotting to make this Small Batch Fig Jam recipe
30. Jalapeno Jelly
This Jalapeno Jelly recipe packs a sweet heat that will keep you coming back for more.
31. Best Blackberry Jalapeno Jam
I’ve yet to take a stab at strawberry and fig preserves (that’s next on my agenda,) but I did recently make a batch of Blackberry Jalapeno Pepper Jelly that takes me right back to my days of eating jam at Memaw’s house. It’s so amazingly good that I just HAD to share it with you!
32. Easy Blueberry Jam
This 4-Ingredient Easy Blueberry Jam is thickened with chia seeds, lightly sweetened, and seriously delicious!