20+ Delicious Jam Recipes You'll Love
"Remember when your mom used to drop you off at the movies with a jar of jam and a spoon?" No, Joey Tribiani, we don't. But that doesn't mean jam isn't tasty enough to eat straight from the jar, and easy enough for even a beginner to make. These homemade jam recipes highlight the sweet, irresitible flavor of fresh fruit, including strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, and more.
This sweet, yet tart Cherry Jam perfectly captures the height of summer. It’s slightly chunky but still spreadable, and its sweetness is balanced out by hints of acid from the lemon juice. It’s perfect for toasts, biscuits, or even as a cake filling, but if you want to pair it with something more savory, try serving it on a cheese plate or alongside grilled pork chops or tenderloin.
This small-batch jam recipe makes 2 8-oz jars, which can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Small-Batch Fig Jam
Consider this jam a "refrigerator preserve," but you can process it for canning, if you wish. Enjoy it spread on whole-grain bread or scones.
Not only is Strawberry-Lemonade Jam spread between the layers of our Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake, this sweet-tart jam does double duty as a base for savory sides and entrees.
Salty and smoky with a kick from the kimchi, this chunky, chutney-like jam is delicious on grilled burgers and hot dogs, or as a surprise condiment on your next cheese and crudités platter.
Pear Jam with Green Cardamom
Rachel Saunders has developed hundreds of recipes over the years simply by flavoring her jams with different herbs and spices. To vary the pear jam here, for example, add a split vanilla bean or a cinnamon stick in place of the cardamom.
Triple Ginger Nectarine Jam
To add the deepest flavor to this nectarine jam, this recipe calls for three different types of ginger: dried, candied and fresh.
Riesling wine pairs perfectly with the strawberries in this delicious homemade jam.
Pomegranate and Pear Jam
Pomegranates and pears pair well (no pun intended) together for this gorgeous jam that tastes as good as it looks.
Small-Batch Strawberry Jam
As delicious as fresh jam is, you don't always want a freezer full of it. This easy recipe makes just enough for you and for a gift.
It’s just not summer without peach jam. Ours is slightly chunky but still spreadable, and very sweet with bright peach flavor. For the best possible jam, use fresh, ripe peaches in peak season—nothing can compare to a peach in its prime. We recommend using a candy thermometer, as it makes the process much easier, but we’ve also provided steps for those who prefer to go without. Spread it on toast, scoop it on top of vanilla ice cream, or use it to give your pork tenderloin or chops a juicy, summery twist.
No-Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam
Fresh-crushed strawberries make this jam irresistible for spreading on toast, biscuits or English muffins.
Skillet Mixed Berry Jam
This fresh berry jam could not be easier to whip up and makes for an amazing multipurpose summer condiment. Spoon the warm jam straight from the skillet over slices of pound cake, toast, biscuits, ice cream, waffles, or even savory dishes like grilled pork tenderloin. Or let it cool down, transfer to jars, and use it for breakfast, cheese boards, and more down the road. You can stash your quick skillet jam, stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Refrigerate this tasty tomato and ginger-flavored jam for up to 2 months.
Peach Cinnamon Jam
Capture the flavor of fresh peaches at their peak in Peach Cinnamon Jam.
Blackberry Chambord Jam
This jam blends blackberries and Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur that brings out the flavor of the fruit.
Double Berry Freezer Jam
This easy freezer jam recipe uses fresh blackberries and strawberries, but other seasonal berries may be substituted.
This recipe comes from Liana Krissoff, author of Canning for a New Generation, who writes: "Spices! In jam! This was the jam that made me realize how good homemade preserves could be—and I'm pretty sure it landed me my book deal. You can use any kind of plums. Tart, even under-ripe, plums too puckery to eat out of hand make especially good jams."
This vibrant jam recipe is the perfect way to preserve a bounty of summer blueberries and enjoy long after their season is over. The fresh ginger adds a delightful pop of flavor, but isn’t overpowering. Serve your homemade blueberry jam on a hearty slab of toast, spooned over warm biscuits or pancakes, or alongside a wheel of Brie.
We call to spoon the jam into 4 (8-ounce) jars, but you can also opt for 8 (4-ounce) jars to spread the love a little further.
Spiced Pluot Jam
Subtle seasonings and a full, plummy flavor make this jam one of our all-time Test Kitchen favorites. You'll need cheesecloth as well as half-pint canning jars. This recipe can be either refrigerated for a month or canned and kept for up to a year.
Have an abundance of perfectly ripe strawberries on your hands? Sounds like you’re ready to make jam. We know what you’re thinking—but trust us, making your own strawberry jam at home is surprisingly easy, especially with this foolproof recipe in hand.
Canning and preserving fruit-filled chia jam is super easy. Strawberries, rhubarb, and ginger pack serious flavor with minimal effort. Once prepared, serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.