12 jam and jelly recipes you can make in the winter! These delicious recipes come together easily, no canning skills required!
Have you tried making homemade jam or jelly? If not, it really is easier than you think! Plus it makes a great kitchen project for a cold day. We love homemade jams and jellies of all kinds- sweet for morning toast, spicy for cheese boards and so much more. They make wonderful gifts from the kitchen.
We've rounded up some of our favorites that you can make in the winter with seasonal produce or frozen and dried fruit. These jams and jellies can be stored in the freezer so you don't even need to have canning skills. Some of them are also suitable for putting through a hot water bath to make them shelf stable.
Most of these recipes have free printable labels that we are happy to send you. Just leave a comment on each post you are interested in. Enjoy!
Sweet and Spicy Red Pepper Jelly
Got a spare hour? That's all it takes to make a batch of this fabulous Sweet and Spicy Red Pepper Jelly. There are so many things to do with it and it makes a wonderful gourmet gift with the free printable gift labels!
Pink Grapefruit Marmalade
This Pink Grapefruit Marmalade is a taste of delicious sunshine on your toast, biscuits, scones, English muffins... It's also wonderful on ice cream and makes a fantastic glaze for grilled pork, chicken, shrimp or salmon.
Ridiculously Easy Orange Fig Jam (made with dried figs)
This Ridiculously Easy Orange Fig Jam is almost embarrassingly easy- combine dried figs (yes DRIED figs), sugar, orange juice and zest along with a splash of vinegar - cook, stir, puree - you're done! Then it's time to enjoy!
Easy Blackberry Jelly - Anytime of Year!
This Easy Blackberry Jelly recipe yields delicious, shimmering clear jelly that's perfect for toast, scones, biscuits, bagels, crumpets, etc. with a super simple technique!
Mango Jalapeño Pepper Jelly
This sweet, spicy Mango Jalapeño Pepper Jelly makes a lovely gift and is a fabulous appetizer served with crackers and spooned over goat or cream cheese. Check out our post for so many other ways to use it!
30-Minute Clementine Pepper Jelly
Clementine Pepper Jelly - it's fabulous for appetizers, glazes and gifts. Oh, and it's insanely delicious on warm biscuits with butter!
Mandarin Fig Chutney - Chutney de Figues et Mandarines (with dried figs!)
This fabulous Mandarin Fig Chutney is prepared with dried figs (in less than an hour!) so you can make it all year long! It's wonderful on charcuteries and cheese boards, as a glaze for grilled chicken or pork, as a sandwich spread and SO much more!
Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly
Sweet and spicy, this Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly is delicious on cheese trays, spooned over cream cheese or goat cheese, in grilled sandwiches and it makes a wonderful grilling glaze.
Raspberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade
This Raspberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade tastes like a delicious explosion of sunshine and takes less than 45 minutes to make!
Sweet and Spicy Fig Spread
This super easy (no canning skills needed) Sweet and Spicy Fig Spread makes a delicious appetizer with crackers and cheese, but it's also a fabulous pizza base, sandwich spread, glaze for chicken, pork or beef... Another idea is to spoon it over goat cheese or cream cheese, so delicious!
Easy Blood Orange Marmalade
With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, this delicious (not-bitter) Blood Orange Marmalade brings a little sunshine to the breakfast table! No canning skills needed!
Thought for the day:
What we're listening to for inspiration:
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does He remove our transgressions from us.