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! You simply must check out my “35+ Jam Recipes for Summer Fruit”!
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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.
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Rhubarb Jam Recipes
Rhubarb is one of Springtime’s most anticipated vegetables (yes, it’s a vegetable)! Seize the opportunity to make some of these amazing rhubarb recipes!
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Strawberry Jam Recipes
Strawberries are another springtime favorite and there are so many wonderful 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!
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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 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!
Black Raspberry Jam Recipe
I forage for black raspberries every summer and make this awesome jam, you’ve got to try it!
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Peach Jam Recipes
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 recipe 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!
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Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries come into season about July 4th, so it pays to have your recipes ready to go!
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Easy Pineapple Jam Recipe from Gently Sustainable
Carrot Cake Jam from Canning Crafts
Pineapple-Jalapeno Jam from Attainable Sustainable
Raspberry-Peach Jam from Big Bear’s Wife
Raspberry-Chocolate Jam by Blend with Spices
Old-Fashioned Blackberry Jam from Harbour Breeze Home
Vanilla Lavender Blackberry Jam from One Acre Vintage Home
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 ry this year! Making jam is just plain fun and it’s even more fun to share!