Ten of our favorite homemade jams and jellies, perfect for holiday gift-giving. Make them now, and you'll have a stash of delicious gifts!
It's hard to believe it's almost November! And with that comes all the excitement and craziness of the holidays. We've already had so many of you readers commenting and emailing that you're starting to make jams and jellies now for holiday gifts. What a great idea to get started now!
These are some of our favorite, seasonal jams, and jellies that you can make right now and have on hand for an easy and delicious holiday gift. Don't forget to save a few jars for yourself though! These make a wonderfully easy appetizer with a cheese board or with scones and toast for breakfast. Many of these jams and jellies include a printable label to make your gift extra special. To receive the free pdf, just comment on the individual post of which label you would like (it helps us keep everything straight) and we will email them to you.
A delicious, sweet concoction of juicy oranges, lemon, fresh cranberries & sugar, this Easy Christmas Marmalade is fabulous on toast, English muffins, biscuits, yogurt, ice cream... you name it!
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.
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!
Clementine Pepper Jelly – it’s fabulous for appetizers, glazes and gifts. Oh, and it’s insanely delicious on warm biscuits with butter!
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!
This Raspberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade tastes like a delicious explosion of sunshine and takes less than 45 minutes to make!
Blood Orange Marmalade- With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, this delicious (not-bitter) marmalade brings a little sunshine to the breakfast table! No canning skills needed!
If you can cut up some dried figs, add sugar, balsamic vinegar, water and lemon juice then bring it all to a boil, you can make this delicious Balsamic Fig Jam! That’s all there is to it! And check out the post (below) for a zillion ways to use it!
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!
Thought for the day:
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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