Homemade jams and jellies are some of my favorite things to make every year, especially in the summertime! Using my best recipes, I make jam for my family, friends, clients and as Christmas gifts! It’s just so amazing to me how many delicious combinations of fruit, herbs and spices there are with which to make these fabulous jam recipes! Let’s dive in!
As seasonal fruit becomes available, either from your garden or even grocery store loss leaders, you can make lots of jams and jellies!
Take advantage of this fresh fruit and keep an eye on your grocery sales ads!
Jams aren’t just for toast anymore!
Homemade jam and preserves can be used with meat dishes, in oatmeal or other hot cereals, on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or on crackers for a snack!
If you’re looking for a side-hustle, starting up a small home-business that features unique jams is a great idea! Check out your states cottage-industry laws before you get started.
Rhubarb is one of Springtime’s most anticipated vegetables (yes, it’s a vegetable)! Seize the opportunity to make some of these amazing rhubarb jam recipes!
Strawberries are another springtime favorite and there are so many wonderful jam recipes to make and enjoy!
Taking the family out to a local U-pick farm is a great way to get some exercise and pick fresh strawberries to make jam with!
This “Easy Strawberry Jam” recipe is one of my most popular posts! I make it every year and it’s my family’s favorite!
Christmas jam is one of my favorite jam recipes, but you can’t make it until you can get your hands on cranberries!
Unfortunately, strawberries and cranberries aren’t in season at the same time.
What I do is freeze the appropriate amount of strawberries until cranberries come into season around the holidays! It’s totally worth the extra planning to make Christmas Jam!
Peaches pair well with spices and herbs, due to their mildly sweet flavor! Herbs like lavender and basil taste amazing with peaches!
Bourbon-Peach jam is a small-batch recipes that makes a unique gift idea for friends or family! You can’t find these flavors just anywhere!
Peach-Habaneros Jam is another unique recipe to add some variety to your jam variations!
Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries come into season about July 4th, so it pays to have your jam recipes ready to go!
Cantaloupe might not be the first summer fruit that comes to mind when making jam, but give it a try! You’re going to be pleasantly surprised!
I hope that you’re now inspired to start collecting your favorite jam recipes to try this year! Making jam is just plain fun and it’s even more fun to share!