Jam and Jelly recipes are such a huge part of the simple life. Whether you’re brand new to canning or a seasoned preserver, jams and jellies are perfect. Traditional flavors, savory treats, or quirky experiments – there seems to be Jam and Jelly Recipes for Everything.
Whether you prefer traditional jams with chunky fruits, clear jellies that glimmer like stained glass in the sun, or need a sugar free option for your morning toast, these jam and jelly recipes will point you in the right direction.
Canning is a wonderful way to preserve the harvest. Just make sure that you’re following safe and approved canning procedures for every recipe. Grandma may have flipped her jars upside down to seal, but this is a proven dangerous method that will not ensure sealed or safe for consumption products.
Whether you’re foraging in the hedgerows, picking from your own orchard, or finding a killer deal on strawberries at your local grocery store, canning will keep you eating seasonal delights year ’round.
Keep your pantry stocked with these goodies will not only help you take advantage of amazing sales at the grocery store, but will come in handy for all sorts of things!
Need a quick hostess gift? Pair homemade jam and biscuit mix in a jar for a useful gift that doesn’t cause clutter!
Need some quick hors d’oeuvres? Try some crackers with cream cheese topped with your homemade jelly!
Love canning? Maybe it’s time to start your side hustle! Put your canning expertise to work and set up a booth at your local Farmer’s Market. Just be sure you’re following your state and local laws when doing so. Cha-ching!
Canning jams and jellies is always a delicious treat, no matter your reason for making them. Be sure to try out all these tasty recipes and let us know which one is your favorite! Join the Rootsy Members Facebook Group and let us know! Have your own favorite recipe to share? We’d love to hear from you!
Jam and Jelly Recipes for Everything
Jam and Jelly recipes are such a huge part of the simple life. Whether you're brand new to canning or a seasoned preserver, jams and jellies are perfect. Traditional flavors, savory treats, or quirky experiments - there seems to be Jam and Jelly Recipes for Everything.
Plum Jam with Orange and Cardamom
A tart yet sweet and lightly spiced spread plum jam with orange and cardamom is full bright flavor sure to delight.
Vanilla Raspberry Jam
Raspberry jam is a summer favorite and adding vanilla takes it a whole new level! Preserve the summer bounty for the winter and gift giving.
Honeysuckle jelly is a sweet, mild flavored flower jelly. It's truly the flavor of summer in a jar.
Peach Jam Recipe for Canning
Peach jam is hard to find in the store, fortunately, it's easy to make. Use these step by step instructions to make peach jam for your family and friends.
Old Fashioned Grape Jam
Grape jam is an old-fashioned treat that's hard to come by these days. Learn how to make this fun and flavorful jam and impress your family and friends with a old "new" idea.
Crabapples are usually left to fall on the ground and rot. This year, use them to make crabapple jelly.
Strawberry Honey Butter: Homemade Preserves
Strawberry butter is a no pectin preserve that highlights the strawberry flavor instead of hiding it behind lots of sugar. Learn how to make fruit butter with this easy to follow guide.
Homemade Quince Jam
Learn how to pick ripe quince - it can be tricky - and turn them into a wonderful and unique jam.
Make Flower Jellies to Preserve Blooms as Food
Edible flowers make interesting and flavorful jellies - and the possibilities are endless. Preserve a taste of summer by preserving the blooms in flower jelly.
Ground Cherry Jam for Canning
Ground cherries are a flavorful, heat loving fruit that makes an incredible jam.
Fruit & Flowers: Blueberry Lavender Jam
Blueberries and lavender pair beautifully in this jam. Learn how to use flowers and fruit to make a jam that will truly impress your family and friends.
Orange Jam with Warm Spices
Orange....in a jam? Yes, orange jam is a thing....a very good thing, in fact. Add some warming spices to make something truly wonderful.
Hedgerow Jelly: A Delicious Mixture of Fall Foraged Fruit
Foraging food is a great way to make interesting jams and jellies. Learn how to use various foraged fruits to make hedgerow jam!
Canning Recipe: Dark Cherry Mulberry Jam
Combining berries is a great way to make new jam flavors. Mulberries make a great filler and add in for other berries. Learn how to make dark cherry mulberry jam in this guide.
Melon Star Anise Jam
There are times when you get a blah muskmelon and when that happens it's time for melon star anise jam. Of course, you can use a flavorful melon but this jam recipe is a great way to remake a melon that is lacking in flavor.
Homemade Low Sugar Peach Jam
Low sugar peach jam is great way to cut the sugar in your diet and bring out the real peach flavor in peach jam.
Cucumber Mint Jelly
Cucumber mint jam is a fantastic jam served over a block of cream cheese. Perfect for when you have more cucumbers coming in and you've already made all the pickles you need.
Mint & Mixed Berry Jam
Adding mint to berry jam is a fantastic idea to take the good to great. Learn how to add mint to jam in this recipe for mint and mixed berry jam.
Rhubarb Hard Cider Jam | Homespun Seasonal Living
Hard cider in jam? Why, yes, it's delicious and the alcohol cooks out of the final product. This is a fun and interesting jam for gift giving.
Wild Grape Jelly
Preserve the grape harvest by making juice and jelly. This grape jelly recipe works with wild grapes, such as mustang and muscadine grapes, and with cultivated grapes such as concord grapes. Learn how to make grape jelly step by step.
No-pectin Blackberry Jam
Not all jams need pectin. Save money by using this old fashioned technique for making no-pectin blackberry jam.
Sugar Free Strawberry Jam Recipe
All jam doesn't have to be super sweet... you can make sugar free strawberry jam. Learn how to make sugar free strawberry jam and enjoy jam again.
Safely Canning Jam and Jelly at Home
Safely canning jam and jelly at home isn't hard but there are some guidelines you should follow to ensure the safety of your canned goods. Learn all about those guidelines in this simple guide.
Fiercely DIY Guide to Jams, Jellies, & Fruit Butters
Learn how to make preserve fruit in the Fiercely DIY Guide to Jams, Jellies and Fruit Butters. You can order the paperback or ebook.
Pomona's Universal Pectin - 1/2 lb bulk package
Pomona's bulk pectin can be purchased in bulk and is great for jelly and jam making.
Kerr 1/2 Pint 12 Pieces 8 oz Wide Mouth Jars (Pack of 5) Made in USA
The standard jelly size jar is 8 ounces or half pint. This is large enough for several biscuits and sandwiches but not so large that it take forever to finish a jar.
Granite Ware Enamel-on-Steel Canning Kit, 9-Piece
To safely can jams and jellies at home you need a large pot for the water bath. This water bath canning set is a perfect solution.
Ball Dissolvable Canning Labels, 60 Count (Pack of 2)
Be sure to label your homemade jams and jellies. These dissolvable canning labels are the perfect since they're easy to remove when the jar is empty.