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? Homemade jam! 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.