Pleasing Preserves

Load up your morning biscuit or toast with chunky, flavorful preserves. They also make delicious savory appetizer toppers.

  • Stone Fruit Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel, Photo: Becky Luigart Stayner

    Stone Fruit Preserves

    Put your microwave to use in this easy recipe. For fun ideas, see the bottom of the recipe page, where you'll learn how to tweak the recipe using new, fiesty flavors.
  • Ginger-Pear Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel

    Ginger-Pear Preserves

    A jar of these preserves is nice for neighbors, friends, and coworkers. Package this with a pretty spreader. Serve on English muffins, crackers, or as a condiment for baked ham.

  • Tomato-Peach Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel, Photo: Becky Luigart Stayner

    Tomato-Peach Preserves

    These delicious preserves shine when paired with savory ingredients, like goat cheese or even turkey burgers. Try them on a dinner dish and let us know your favorite combination.
  • Jalapeño-Spiked Cherry Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel, Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Jalapeño-Spiked Cherry Preserves

    Be sure to use the seeds from the jalapeño peppers to infuse the preserves with some heat. Serve as a condiment with toast, as a sandwich spread with smoked turkey, as a sauce for grilled or blackened chicken or pork chops, or as an appetizer topping with cream cheese and crackers.

  • Balsamic-Plum Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel, Photo: Becky Luigart Stayner

    Balsamic-Plum Preserves

    Upgrade your appetizer cheese tray by offering this ruby-hued preserve. Pair it with brie or thinly sliced turkey for a flavor explosion.
  • Gingered Fig Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel, Photo: Karry Hosford

    Gingered Fig Preserves

    The preserves need to be refrigerated, so store in clear glass containers with secure lids. Include a note on the gift tag to keep the preserves chilled. Also include these serving suggestions: "Spread preserves on toasted nut bread and serve with Brie, or make sandwiches using the preserves and cashew butter."

  • Peach-Pepper Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel, Photo: Becky Luigart Stayner

    Peach-Pepper Preserves

    Sweet meets heat in this flavorful preserve recipe. Serve this signature recipe with fresh seafood for a wow-worthy flavor combination.
  • Nectarine-Ginger Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel, Photo: Becky Luigart Stayner

    Nectarine-Ginger Preserves

    Bring out the flavor in your favorite sweets by topping them with this preserve recipe. Try it on breakfast goodies, such as waffles or pancakes, or even over ice cream for a festive dessert treat.
  • Orange-Pineapple Freezer Preserves
    Text by Ashley Kappel, Oxmoor House

    Orange-Pineapple Freezer Preserves

    If you're new to canning, freezer preserves are an excellent place to start. Most use instant pectin, need minimal cooking, and are not processed in boiling water. Even if you're an old hand at putting up, you'll appreciate this recipe. It's as easy and sunny as a Southern Saturday morning, and it won't heat up your kitchen.

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