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Citrus Cantaloupe Butter

This sweet, chunky cantaloupe butter gets its warm spice flavor from the cinnamon. Orange sections and lime juice give it a citrusy twist. —Mary Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

Spicy Beet Relish

1 review

We love the taste of this beet relish with any type of meat or bean dish. You can adjust the...


Easy Pickled Vegetables

This pickled vegetables recipe was handed down to me by my mom. It's been in the family for years. These...


Bourbon Peach Jam

2 reviews

Bourbon has been popular at our house since we visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail a few years ago. Every bite...


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The Best Marinara Sauce

1 review

I developed this recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now we like...

Ginger Blueberry Jam

2 reviews

When I was very young, I watched my grandma make this jam in the kitchen. As I sneaked blueberries to...


Vanilla Pear Berry Jam

This is the first jam that I came up with on my own—and I love the flavor combo!—Rachel Creech, Marion,...

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Best Ever Sweet Pickles

3 reviews

I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is based on the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam...


Spiced Pear Jam

13 reviews

A neighbor of mine passed along this spiced pear jam recipe. I've given many jars of this jam as gifts....


Habanero Apricot Jam

5 reviews

This zippy and versatile jam was a blue-ribbon winner at our county fair. I mix it with applesauce as a...


Violet Jelly

2 reviews

For a beautiful jelly to give as gifts, I make this jelly. Not only is it delicious but it will...

Caramel Apple Jam

23 reviews

The flavors of apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg come together in this spreadable treat. The jam is a must-have...


Lemon-Rosemary Marmalade

1 review

I love the flavor combination of lemon and rosemary. This unique marmalade goes beautifully with roast chicken, herbed pork roast,...


Black Grape & Rhubarb Jam

Black grapes happen to be a favorite food of mine, so I combined them with rhubarb from the garden to...


Rhubarb Jelly

6 reviews

I help help my husband with the pouring and skimming for this jelly—my own personal favorite. It's nice as both...


Cider Jelly

1 review

For a tasty jam during the fall, try this cider. The candy adds a wonderful cinnamon flavor.—Donna Bensend, Dallas, Wisconsin

Easy Apricot Jam

1 review

Here’s the perfect topping for English muffins or toast. It’s so simple to make my homemade jam, you’ll want to...


Apple Pie Jam

45 reviews

Although I've been canning for years, I've never found a good apple pie jam recipe, so I created this one....


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Sweet Zucchini Relish

3 reviews

Classic relish is made with cucumbers, but this tangy and sweet zucchini relish is packed with zucchini, peppers and onions....


Holiday Cranberry Jelly

2 reviews

Spread some holiday cheer with this rosy pink cranberry jelly. —Nancy Davis, Tualatin, Oregon


Pretty Peach Jam

9 reviews

This homemade jam has been a favorite in my family for as long as I can remember. It's a delicious...


Apricot Rhubarb Conserve

1 review

"I originally made this conserve to use on breads and muffins, but I've also found it makes an excellent sweetener...


Cinnamon Apple Jelly

1 review

When I host a Christmas sit-down dinner, I adhere labels on small jars of this jam to use as place...


Celestial Cherry Conserve

1 review

This recipe produces a rich, concentrated flavor that works perfectly on toast, ice cream or cheesecake. I have also had...

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Plum Orange Jam

2 reviews

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


Iowa Corn Relish

I've been making colorful, crunchy corn relish for more than 30 years, and my family never tires of it. It's...


Hot Pepper Jelly

7 reviews

We enjoy this fiery hot pepper jelly spread on crackers with cream cheese. It also makes a terrific holiday gift....


Slow-Cooked Peach Salsa

4 reviews

Fresh peaches and tomatoes make my salsa a hands-down winner over store versions. As a treat, I give my co-workers...


Refrigerator Jalapeno Dill Pickles

6 reviews

I’m passionate about making pickles. My husband is passionate about eating them. He's too impatient to let them cure on...


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Homemade Spicy Hot Sauce

I created this spicy recipe one day using what I had available from my garden: hot peppers, carrots, onions and...