12 Best Canning Recipes for Jams and Jellies

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12 Best Canning Recipes for Jams and Jellies

You can get creative with canning by preserving whole fruits like apricots and tomatoes or storing homemade jams and jellies, and the results are always delicious! Read on to discover our twelve best canning recipes for jams and jellies.

Late Raspberry Jam

Waiting until late summer to make your raspberry jam is worth it. Try to find the plumpest, juiciest raspberries you can—they will be full of flavor.

Get the recipe: Late Raspberry Jam

Sweet Onion Jam

Use the sweetest varieties to make this delicious jam for hamburgers and steak dinners.

Get the recipe: Sweet Onion Jam

Mixed-Berry Jam

This recipe for the perfect fruit jam combines plenty of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.

Get the recipe: Mixed-Berry Jam

Red Hot Pepper Jelly

This jelly is superbly hot, so take care when serving to guests. Traditionally red hot pepper jelly is plopped on top of cream cheese and surrounded by water crackers. It also makes a great accompaniment to pork chop dinners.

Get the recipe: Red Hot Pepper Jelly

Concord Grape Jelly

The not-too-sweet, true grape flavor of this jam is perfect in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Get the recipe: Concord Grape Jelly

Blackberry Lemon Marmalade

Lemon adds the perfect tartness that complements fresh-picked, ripe blackberries in this marmalade.

Get the recipe: Blackberry Lemon Marmalade

Pecorino Crisps with Rhubarb-Cherry Chutney

This sweet chutney tastes wonderful on top of these cheesy crisps.

Get the recipe: Pecorino Crisps with Rhubarb-Cherry Chutney

Fresh Fruit Chutney

Chutney is a spicy-sweet-sour condiment made with fresh and dried fruit, sugar, vinegar and chiles. Try the combination of nectarines and dried cherries or blueberries and dried apricots or cherries and golden raisins.

Get the recipe: Fresh Fruit Chutney

Apricot Jam

Three simple ingredients—fresh apricots, pure sugar and lemon juice—make this delicious jam.

Get the recipe: Apricot Jam

Lemon Curd

Refreshingly tart lemon curd is the perfect spread for baked treats or to fill layers in a cake.

Get the recipe: Lemon Curd

August Red Nectarine Jam

This sumptuous jam is best made with red-tinged nectarines, since these fruits have a fantastic flavor and gorgeous rusty color when cooked.

Get the recipe: August Red Nectarine Jam

Early Girl Tomato Jam

This most simple of tomato jams reminds us that tomatoes are a fruit, and one of the very best. Early Girl tomatoes, especially when dry farmed, are spectacularly sweet and thick skinned. Mace and salt bring out their flavor perfectly.

Get the recipe: Early Girl Tomato Jam


Preserving and canning is the perfect way to make your harvest last throughout the year.

Canning is a food preservation method that uses boiling water or steam to heat food in jars, destroying microorganisms and creating a vacuum seal. The air-tight container allows you to store food at room temperature for long periods of time.

Canning at home can save money and lead to much tastier results than store-bought preserved products. You can get creative with canning, by preserving whole fruits like apricots and tomatoes or storing homemade jams and jellies, and the results are always delicious!

Check out the slideshow above to discover our 12 best recipes for jams and jellies.

Also, check out Sam Talbot's Modern Antipasti to learn a fun way to use a different type of "preserves": pickled vegetables!

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