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Jam, Jelly & Preserve Recipes

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Best Bacon Jam

Best Bacon Jam

Best Bacon Jam

After sampling bacon jam at a restaurant, I just had to try making it at home. My family loved the result! Spread it on sandwich bread, hamburger buns, crackers, muffins—you name it. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, PA

Kickin' Red Pepper Jelly

Kickin' Red Pepper Jelly

Kickin' Red Pepper Jelly

Peppers grow like wild fire in our hot Missouri summers. That's when I make spicy jelly to give as gifts at Christmas. The leftover pulp can be frozen in small batches and stirred into chili, pasta sauce, salad dressing and salsa.—Lee Bremson, Kansas City, Missouri

Blueberry Preserves

Blueberry Preserves

Blueberry Preserves

Juicy blueberries swimming in a sweet jelly taste terrific spooned over vanilla ice cream. But we also enjoy it on top of waffles and pancakes.—Shannon Arthur, Portsmouth, Ohio
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Over-the-Top Cherry Jam

Over-the-Top Cherry Jam

Over-the-Top Cherry Jam

We live in Door County, an area known for its wonderful tart cherries. This beautiful sweet jam makes lovely gifts.—Karen Haen, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Homemade Christmas Jam

Homemade Christmas Jam

Homemade Christmas Jam

A few years ago, I hit upon the idea of presenting family and friends with baskets of homemade jam as gifts. With cherries, cinnamon and cloves, this smells and tastes like Christmas! —Marilyn Reineman, Stockton, California

Carrot Cake Jam

Carrot Cake Jam

Carrot Cake Jam

For a change of pace from berry jams, try this unique option. Spread on a bagel with cream cheese, it tastes almost as good as real carrot cake!—Rachelle Stratton, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Amaretto-Peach Preserves

Amaretto-Peach Preserves

Amaretto-Peach Preserves

Chock-full of peaches, raisins and pecans, this lovely conserve enhances ordinary slices of toast.—Redawna Kalynchuk, Sexsmith, Alberta

Celestial Cherry Conserve

Celestial Cherry Conserve

Celestial Cherry Conserve

This recipe produces a rich, concentrated flavor that works perfectly on toast, ice cream or cheesecake. I have also had great results when substituting strawberries, blueberries, mango and complementary herbal teas. &dmash;Maureen Delves, Kamloops, British Columbia

Orange-Berry Jam

Orange-Berry Jam

Orange-Berry Jam

"This jam turns a beautiful color and tastes really good!" Expect a refreshing, sweet flavor from the added orange segments and grated orange peel. Earlene Ertelt, Woodburn, OR

Plum Orange Jam

Plum Orange Jam

Plum Orange Jam

We put our homegrown plums to delicious use in this quick and easy jam. It's my favorite thing to serve with buttermilk biscuits.

Lemon Marmalade

Lemon Marmalade

Lemon Marmalade

Lemons and grapefruit combine to create a tantalizing spread for English muffins, toast and even shortbread cookies! I give away jars of this marmalade every Christmas.—Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida
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