Take advantage of summer's bounty by stowing away these condiments for future meals. You can also make extra batches of the jam and jellies for great holiday gifts.
Very Berry Rhubarb Jam Here's a rhubarb-raspberry jam jazzed up with blueberry pie filling.
Sweet Cherry Jam Dark sweet cherries and a hint of lemon add up to a sensational spread. A cherry pitter, available from a cookware shop or catalog, removes pits from cherries easily. If you don't have a pitter, halve the cherries, then pry the pits out with the tip of a knife.
Apple Butter To get the best flavor for your homemade fruit spread, use tart cooking apples such as Jonathan or Winesap.
Raspberry Pear Jam A spoonful of this mouthwatering jam is truly a sweet treat. Try some on warm homemade biscuits.
Microwave Berry Jam Choose boysenberries, strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries to spotlight in this fresh-tasting spread. It's terrific on toast, biscuits, or English muffins.
Peach-Orange Marmalade Slather this tangy marmalade on toasted English muffins or bagels for a sure-to-please breakfast.
Rhubarb-Apricot Jam Wondering what to do with that extra fresh rhubarb? Transform it into this colorful, delicious preserve.
Spiced Blueberry Jam Spices liven up the taste of this blueberry jam.
Western-Style Pepper Jelly Spoon this spunky jelly atop corn bread muffins or brush over chicken during the last 10 minutes of roasting.
Freezer Strawberry Jam When it comes to jams and jellies, nothing beats the fresh taste of freezer jams. Even better -- these jams are easy to make. They are a good choice if you have the freezer space. This fresh strawberry jam makes four half-pints, enough to enjoy now and some to freeze for later.
Peachy Honey Butter This honey-sweetened spread is delicious on almost any bread -- especially warm biscuits.
Grape Jam Use only Concord grapes; other grapes will not work.
Strawberry Jam Enjoy the flavor of garden-fresh strawberries all year.