Easy homemade jams & preserves

Canning is the best way to make summer produce last through the year. Try our recipes for jams and preserves

Strawberry Raspberry Jam

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; styling by Robyn Valarik; written by Elaine Johnson

Strawberry Raspberry Jam

This jam has the great flavor of raspberries without all the seeds—and it’s more exciting than plain strawberry.

Recipe: Strawberry Raspberry Jam

Blackberry Lime Jam

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Elaine Johnson

Blackberry Lime Jam

For a full-textured jam with big spoonfuls of berries, mash the fruit coarsely. Lime subs for the usual lemon, adding a nice zing.

Recipe: Blackberry Lime Jam

Spiced Plum Jam

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Elaine Johnson

Spiced Plum Jam

Peppercorns play up the plums’ natural spiciness without adding too much heat.

Recipe: Spiced Plum Jam

Cherry Rhubarb Jam

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Elaine Johnson

Cherry Rhubarb Jam

The rhubarb gives the cherries a slightly savory depth.

Recipe: Cherry Rhubarb Jam

Peach-Raspberry Jam

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Peach-Raspberry Jam

Alice Cyr of Bellingham, Washington, says this combination is "more delicate and less seedy than raspberry jam alone, with more pizzazz than plain peach." 

Recipe:  Peach-Raspberry Jam
 

Spiced Peaches

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Spiced Peaches

Susan Johnson of Palo Alto, California, flavors her peaches with sweet spices and peppercorns.

Recipe:  Spiced Peaches

 

Raspberry Blackberry Jam

Thomas J. Story

Raspberry Blackberry Jam

This sweet-tart spread has the bright flavor of raspberries, with just enough blackberries for a rich undertone.

Recipe:  Raspberry Blackberry Jam

Golden Fruit Conserve

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Sweet spreads

Recipe:  Golden Fruit Conserve

Sher Bird Garfield of Bellevue, Washington, serves her conserve (a jam containing nuts) with scones, in crêpes, and over ice cream.

Recipe:  Apple-Ginger Chutney

Celeste Adams of Claremont, California, saves her chutney for holiday gifts.

More:

Plum-Raspberry Jam
 Sweet Red Pepper Jam
 Four Pepper-Apple Jelly
 Apricot-Raspberry Jam
 Pear Chutney
 Blueberry Chutney
 Apricot-Almond Chutney

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http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/kitchen-assistant/preserve-season-canning-00400000047068/