We have a variety of delicious jam recipes to top off your bread experience. You’ll also find step-by-step instructions for making each of these jams.
Tips for Making Successful Jam:
- Use firm ripe fruit for best flavor and set. Over-ripe fruit makes a soft set. Under-ripe fruit makes a firm set.
- Review the recipe and list of ingredients and equipment to be sure you have all of the ingredients on hand and enough jars and lids for canning.
- Measure ingredients exactly. Spoon sugar into dry (metal or plastic) measuring cups. Use liquid (glass or plastic) measuring cups with a pour spout to measure prepared fruit. Be sure to use the amount of sugar called for in each recipe. If you alter the recipes or ingredients, the jam might not set properly.
- Keep in mind that some jams and jellies may take up to 2 weeks to set.
Resources for Making Jam:
How to Make Jam. Refer to the How to Make Jam section to learn about the different types of jams and what fruits can be used to make jam. You’ll also find some tips for successful canning.
Canning Equipment and Supplies. Make sure you have all the canning equipment and canning supplies you need. To find out what equipment you need, refer to the Canning Supplies section. To purchase any necessary supplies, visit our Canning Equipmentsection.
For additional canning instruction and recipes, you might enjoy a Canning Cookbook.
Favorite jam recipes:
- Apple Butter
- Making Apple Jelly/Pectin
- Apple Pie Jam
- Apple Preserves
- Blackberry Jam
- Blackberry Jam – Old Fashioned
- Blueberry Orange Marmalade
- Cantaloupe Preserves with Cinnamon
- Cardamom Apple Cider Butter
- Carrot Marmalade
- Cherry Preserves
- Christmas Marmalade
- Chunky Apple Butter
- Crystallized Ginger
- Citrus Marmalade
- Cranapple Butter
- Cranberry Pear Jam
- Cranberry Preserves
- CranStrawberry Jam
- Easiest Marmalade Ever
- Ginger Cardamom Pear Butter
- Grapefruit Marmalade
- Grapefruit Cranberry Marmalade
- Lime Marmalade
- Lord Grey’s Peach Preserves
- Maple Apple Butter in crock pot
- Mango Habañero Jam
- Mango Raspberry Jam
- Mona’s Mashed Berry Preserve (from Rod, Texas)
- Mona’s Sweet Berry Tarts (made with the preserves above)
- Muscadine Jelly using apple jelly pectin
- Orange Marmalade – the easy way!
- Peach and Lavender Butter
- Peach Butter – Spicy
- Peach Lavender Jam
- Peach Orange Marmalade
- Pear Butter
- Pear & Pineapple Jam
- Pickled Ginger Peaches
- Pomengranate and Pear Jam
- Rhubarb Orange Jam
- Sherried Rosemary Grapejuice Jelly
- Spiced Cranberry Preserves
- Spiced Wine Peach Jam
- Spicy Peach Butter
- Spicy Peach Salsa
- Strawberry Kiwi Jam
- Strawberry Vanilla Jam
- Quick Strawberry Lemon Marmalade
- Favorite Strawberry Jam
- Strawberry Vanilla Jam
- Tangerine Marmalade
- Tonica’s Dark Raisin Preserve (from Rod in Dallas)
- Watermelon Jelly
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