Dip Trio Appetizer KitTo make Southwest Chipotle Dip, Bacon, Onion, and Cheddar Dip, and Zesty Marinara Dip, combine all ingredients in a small jar or airtight container. Write mixing instructions on a gift tag or card.
Bacon JamThis crowd-pleasing savory condiment is fantastic on crackers and sandwiches (including grilled cheese).
Cranberry Orange MarmaladeA lazy simmer transforms just four ingredients into a sweet-tart spread. Spoon the marmalade into glass jars to show off its dazzling color and tie with matching ribbon.
Ultimate Fudge SauceThis creamy sauce tastes delicious over ice cream, cheesecake, or warm brownies. Try stirring some of the sauce into coffee or use it as a fondue-type dip with fresh fruit and cubed pound cake.
Quince-Lemon MarmaladeWith its gorgeous color and tangy flavor from quince and lemon, this traditional marmalade would make a great gift.
Holiday JamTop jars of Holiday Jam with batting and homespun and decorate with buttons...great for sharing with friends and neighbors!
Carrot Cake JamThis is a wonderful jam that tastes just like Grandma’s carrot cake and is a real topping treat for biscuits, toast and waffles.
Hot Pepper SauceThis colorful sauce with red and green Thai chile peppers is a great gift for people who like to add a little heat to their recipes.
Fresh Herb MayonnaiseUse fresh herbs from your garden to make a tasty gift for your foodie friends.
Homemade Caramel SauceChristmas food gifts are especially welcome when they do double duty. This holiday sauce can be served as a creamy dip for fruit or as a topping for the impressive and delicious holiday dessert, Mile-High turtle Ice Cream Pie.
Sun-Dried Tomato JamTie a bow on a jar of this versatile spread and include a card with serving suggestions. Friends can enjoy it as a chutney, pizza sauce, or even spooned on a log of goat cheese for a speedy appetizer.
Spicy Thyme and Garlic OilPour this herb-infused dipping oil into an elegant bottle, fasten a sprig of thyme around the neck, and present it with a crusty loaf.
Chunky TapenadeServe savory tapenade as an hors d'oeuvre with baguette slices and goat cheese, as a sandwich topping for assorted deli meats, or as a relish for grilled chicken or fish. Store the tapenade in an airtight container for up to one week.
Sweet Onion RelishThis low-calorie onion relish doubles as a topping for grilled meat or chicken or as an appetizer served with crackers or spooned over warm brie. Make a few extra batches to keep on-hand so when guests at your party ask for the recipe, you can just present them with their own jar.
Lemon Verbena VinegarJust three ingredients results in a stunning homemade gift that can be made months ahead. Pack it with a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil for a do-it-yourself vinaigrette set.For other flavored vinegar options, try Lemon Thyme Vinegar and Purple Basil Vinegar.
Raspberry-Almond JamThis spoonable jam can double as a fruity topping for waffles or ice cream. Use frozen berries if fresh ones aren't available, then tuck a jar in a gift basket with some homemade scones or recipe cards for a sweet wintertime treat.
Citrus CurdPackage tangy Citrus Curd in pretty jars tied with a ribbon. Offer gift recipients the suggestion to serve the curd over warm bread, fresh fruit, ice cream, or pound cake.
Ginger-Pear PreservesLemon and ginger highlight the flavor of luscious fall pears. Spoon this condiment into glass jars and tie with gold ribbon or raffia to show off its warm, tawny color.
Peachy Barbecue SauceYour family and friends will be eating high on the hog when they receive a bottle of this phenomenal sauce. Sweet, tangy, and spicy all at once, it's so good you'll want to keep some for yourself.
Kumquats in Spiced SyrupResembling tiny baby oranges, kumquats have a sweet, perfumed skin and tart flesh. This recipe turns them into succulent golden orbs—an impressive and elegant holiday gift.
Sweet-Hot Honey MustardTake along a jar of this zippy condiment the next time you're invited to a holiday dinner. Delicious with roasted meats, it's a thoughtful hostess gift and keeps for up to a month.
Peach-Poppy Seed VinaigretteThis sweet and tangy vinaigrette can be drizzled over fresh greens or used as a topping for pork or chicken. Packaged in a decorative bottle with a homemade tag, this recipe makes an ideal gift for the cooks on your list.
Red Pepper Jelly VinaigrettePair this sweet, piquant vinaigrette with fresh greens and tangy goat cheese. It also works as a marinade for chicken or pork.
Roasted Pine Nut ButterA little 2- or 3-ounce jar of this indulgent nut butter makes a fine food gift, like a present of caviar.
Vidalia Onion & Peach RelishGive the gift of summer in a jar with this sweet onion and peach relish. to make your gift even more special, give a jar of the relish along with a round of goat cheese and some gourmet crackers.
Caramelized Ginger PearsA jar of these gingered pears is both a tasty and thoughtful gift. Suggest serving this homemade food gift over a favorite dessert, or over baked brie and serve as an appetizer.
Gifts-in-a-Jar: Jams, Spreads & Sauces