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Jam, Jelly & Preserve Recipes

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Hot Pepper Jelly

Hot Pepper Jelly

Hot Pepper Jelly

We enjoy this fiery pepper spread on crackers with cream cheese. It also makes a terrific holiday gift. For a milder flavor and different color, substitute a green bell pepper, jalapeno peppers for the habaneros and green food coloring.

Apricot Rhubarb Conserve

Apricot Rhubarb Conserve

Apricot Rhubarb Conserve

"I originally made this conserve to use on breads and muffins, but I've also found it makes an excellent sweetener for my tea," relates Laurae Fortner-Welch of Big Lake, Alaska.

Cherry Pear Conserve

Cherry Pear Conserve

Cherry Pear Conserve

I use pears harvested from my own trees to make this conserve. I love it combined with cream cheese and spread between two waffles that are topped with pure maple syrup.
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Cinnamon Apple Jelly

Cinnamon Apple Jelly

Cinnamon Apple Jelly

When I host a Christmas sit-down dinner, I adhere labels on small jars of this jam to use as place cards. At the end of the evening, the guests can take the sweet spread home to enjoy. —Virginia Montmarquet, Riverside, California

Mint Jelly

Mint Jelly

Mint Jelly

One whiff is all it takes to tell what we grow on our farm—peppermint! Harvesting 300 acres is hard work, by the invigorating scent keeps our taste buds tuned for minty treats. I use fresh mint or mint oil frequently in my cooking and baking. Try this aromatic jelly on lamb or oven-fresh biscuits.—Kandy Clarke, Columbia Falls, Montana

Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam

Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam

Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam

"My husband has been a diabetic for almost 20 years and is very careful about what he eats," explains Rita Christ of Wauwautosa, Wisconsin. "He was tired of eating the flavorless jams and jellies for diabetics in the grocery store, so I came up with this recipe. With its fresh flavor, it makes a nice gift."

Wild Plum Jelly

Wild Plum Jelly

Wild Plum Jelly

I've had this recipe for ages. Each year when the wild plums are ripe, I'll fill my pail and make this jelly. It's so good served with toast, pancakes or waffles! —Ludell Heuser, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Cranberry Conserve

Cranberry Conserve

Cranberry Conserve

I'm 95, and I still remember my grandmother from Germany making this lovely, delicious conserve for the holidays. She'd give it to family members and friends. It tastes great served as a relish alongside meat or even spread on biscuits. -Mildred Marsh Banker, Austin, Texas

Cran-Raspberry Jam

Cran-Raspberry Jam

Cran-Raspberry Jam

I'm sure to pick up extra bags of cranberries for the freezer in fall so that I can make this lovely, delicious jam all year-round. My kids love it on peanut butter sandwiches. Jars of this pretty ruby-colored jam also make great gifts. -Marjilee Booth, Chino Hills, California

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

I make this for traditional English tea. My guests are so impressed and are amazed how delicious it is!—Gloria Costes, West Hills, California

Four-Berry Spread

Four-Berry Spread

Four-Berry Spread

For a big berry taste, you can't beat this tasty spread. With a flavorful foursome of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, this lovely jam brightens any breakfast. -Marie St. Thomas, Sterling, Massachusetts
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