Ten jams, jellies, and marmalades you can make in the winter, no canning required! Brighten someone's day with these delicious recipes.
Have you ever made homemade jam? It really is easier than you think! There are lots of delicious jams, jellies and marmalades you can make, even in the winter. We love having these stashed in the freezer. These recipes do not have to be preserved in a traditional water bath but can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer to keep them fresh. This way is so much simpler and requires much less work although, if you enjoy canning, many of them can be preserved to make them shelf stable.
Jams, jellies and marmalades also make wonderful gifts from the kitchen. Many of these jams and jellies have free printable labels to make your gifts extra special. We are happy to email the labels to you. We just ask that you leave a comment on each individual post so that we can keep everything organized. 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!
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.
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!
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!
Raspberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade
January can be a little bit dull and dreary but we've got a wonderful way to brighten things up! This Raspberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade tastes like a delicious explosion of sunshine and takes less than 45 minutes to make!
Easy Raspberry Freezer Jam (with fresh or frozen berries!)
This fresh-tasting raspberry freezer jam, prepared with fresh or frozen berries, can be made any time of year! And it takes less than 10-minutes of hands-on time!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Easy Balsamic Fig Jam (from dried figs)
If you can cut up some dried figs and 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!
Thought for the day:
Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for He is our God
and we are the people of His pasture,
the flock under His care.
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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