Homemade Jelly and Jam Recipes

Whether you're a canning master or just starting out, we have plenty of jelly and jam recipes to entice you. Classics like strawberry jam make an appearance, as well as new favorites like habanero-mint jelly.

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    • Very-Berry Rhubarb Jam

      Life is as easy (and delicious) as pie when you start your day with the tasty combination of berry and rhubarb. Need more convincing? We use blueberry pie filling as an easy shortcut ingredient.

    • Strawberry Jam

      Luscious strawberry flavor all year: What’s not to love? Each batch of this classic strawberry jam recipe is brimming with 3 quarts of fresh strawberries -- enough to keep you smiling until the next berry season.

    • Honey and Thyme Blackberry Jam

      Jam and jelly are delicious, unexpected options for topping savory grilled meats like lamb or pork. This rich blackberry jam recipe is perfect: not too sweet, and filled with lemony thyme flavor.

    • Raspberry Jam

      Few things are as simply delicious as raspberry jam and butter on freshly baked bread. And it tastes even better when you make it yourself. Personalize your jam recipe with easy additions like lemon, nutmeg, or ginger.

    • Bacon-Shallot Jam

      Embrace your inner cowboy with this savory bacon-shallot jam. Try it on toast or spread inside a grilled cheese sandwich. 

    • Rhubarb and Rose Petal Jam

      Rose petals complement the tartness of rhubarb with their light, ambrosial flavor. This unique jam recipe pops when used in pastries like homemade doughnuts.

      Tip: To avoid pesticides, use roses from your own garden, a farmer's market, or a specialty food store.

    • Caramel Apple Jam

      Bring the goodness of caramel apples to your breakfast table with this indulgent jam recipe. Made with tart Granny Smiths and buttery homemade caramel, it's a great treat to give as a gift.

    • Peach Jam

      Lush, juicy peaches lend their fresh flavor and gorgeous color to this traditional jam recipe. If you're ready for a twist, try our easy variations: cardamom, basil, bourbon, or chipotle.

    • Cinnamon-Spiced Triple-Berry Jam

      Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries team up for a jam any berry fanatic will love. Cinnamon adds a wholesome kick to this pantry-staple jam.

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      Apricot-Rosemary Jelly

      Simmering apricots and rosemary together creates a light, balanced blend of flavors -- sweet, tangy, and aromatic. Use this delicate herbal jelly in place of more traditional berry recipes.

      Tip: You'll know your jelly was a success if it quivers instead of flows when spooned from the jar.

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      Balsamic Vinegar and Ruby Port Jelly

      Ruby port, a wood-aged fortified wine, adds a fruity sweetness to this tangy citrus jelly. It's a decadent counter to savory snacks like crackers and cheese.

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      Strawberry Margarita Jam

      Why stop at strawberries? Our twist on classic strawberry jam adds lime juice, tequila, and triple sec for a surprising transformation that invokes the classic happy-hour cocktail.

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      Rose Wine Jelly with Pink Peppercorns

      This sweet and spicy jelly is a perfect way to perk up your sandwich. Pink peppercorns offer a subtle kick of chile pepper wrapped in a light, fruity flavor. Rose, with hints of berry and citrus, balances the pepper's heat.

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      Grape Juice Jelly

      Kids will love this grape juice-infused jelly, and you'll love how simple it is to make. We used grape juice instead of whole grapes for a jelly that requires zero chopping (hooray!) and tastes great on sandwiches or mixed into cereal.

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      Lime-Kiwi Freezer Jam

      The brilliant green color of this jam recipe is only half the story. Kiwifruit and lime join forces for a refreshing burst of flavor. Spread it on toast for an exciting morning pick-me-up.

      Tip: Freezer jams are best if used within a year. Once opened, this recipe keeps for up to three weeks in the fridge.

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      Sour Cherry and Amaretto Jelly

      Almond-flavored amaretto is just as at home in a jelly as it is in a cocktail. The luscious liqueur balances sour cherries for a delish jelly that's great for everyday eating.

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      Habanero-Mint Jelly

      Savory jams are a fun addition to the dinner table. This recipe features yellow sweet pepper and shallots, and the twice-tangy combination of habanero chile and mint. Try it on your favorite fish fillet.

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      Ruby Red Grapefruit Jelly

      Love the distinct bittersweet flavor of grapefruit? Enjoy it year-round with our grapefruit jam recipe. The bold citrus flavor is the perfect complement to sugary pound cake.

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      Jasmine Tea Jelly

      Share this sophisticated jelly recipe at an English-style tea party. The fragrant blend of green tea leaves and jasmine is an unexpected (and unforgettable) way to top cakes or biscuits.

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      Nectarine-Mango Jam

      Succulent nectarines and bright, tropical mangoes create an oh-so-good jam that's just tangy enough. All that's missing is your favorite baked good.

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      Tomato-Basil Jam

      Combining tomato and basil in jam makes it easy to add the classic flavor pairing to sandwiches, fresh bread, or crackers. Try it with fresh mozzarella for a Caprese-inspired snack.

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      Sweet Cherry Jam

      Spoon this luscious jam onto buttery cookies for a rich, but easy dessert. To keep things from getting too sweet, a dose of lemon juice adds just enough bite.

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      Gooseberry-Mango Jam

      Take jam and biscuits back to their English roots with a traditional gooseberry jam. The large, tart berry is used often in British cuisine. Paired with mango, it makes a bright, fresh jam.

      Tip: If you want a milder jam, look for red or yellow gooseberries, which are sweeter than their green counterparts.

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      Blackberry-Port Jam

      The smooth, rich taste of vintage port takes a classic blackberry jam to new heights. For the best blackberries, start hunting in June, and look for fruit that's fully black and firm.

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      Lower-Sugar Double-Ginger Orange Marmalade

      Marmalades often contain fruit rinds or peel. In this case, orange peel adds extra flavor, so you won't miss the sugar. Two forms of ginger -- candied and juice -- boost the zip in this boldly spiced jam.

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      Lemon-Honey Jelly

      If you're a sweet-and-sour fan, you'll love this sunny jelly recipe. The bright flavor of lemon gets a lightly sweet infusion of honey. Just add toast!

      Tip: Depending on the type of flower nectar, the taste of honey varies. Try this recipe with clover, buckwheat, or blackberry honey for subtle differences in flavor.

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      Carrot Cake Jam

      With hints of sweet pineapple and flaked coconut, this decadent carrot jam tastes like a warm, tropical treat atop crusty bread and a dab of cream cheese.

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      Herb Jelly

      Blend your favorite fresh herbs for a light jelly that's great for jazzing up your morning meal. Edible flower petals, like those from violets or roses, enhance the flavor and create an even more unique jelly.

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      Blood Orange-Vanilla Bean Jelly

      This bright citrus jelly is a stunner. We love it on vanilla ice cream. For the best color and flavor in your jelly, look for Moto or Tarocco blood oranges during winter and early spring.

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      Discover the art of canning with one of our homemade canning recipes, including best-ever dill pickles, homemade tomato salsa, and sweet jellies and jams. Gather your canning jars and give it a try. You'll be a canning artisan in no time!
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