Make Your Own Jams and Jellies

The elusive Italian plum makes a luscious, ruby-colored jam. Get the recipe for Italian Plum Jam

Rhubarb and Angelica Jam

Angelica, the herb used as a main flavoring component of Chartreuse, adds a distinct anise aroma and flavor to this sweet-and-tart rhubarb jam. Get the recipe for Rhubarb and Angelica Jam »

Four Pepper Jelly

Jalapeños, red bell peppers, poblanos, and serrano chiles come together in this spicy-sweet jelly from Elizabeth Stark, the blogger behind Brooklyn Supper. It’s perfect paired with rich meats, spread on sandwiches, or served on a cheese-and-cracker spread. Get the recipe for Four Pepper Jelly »

Melon Butter

Like apple butter, melons can be cooked down to a jammy, spreadable condiment, as in this recipe from chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage. Spread it on toast tomorrow morning or save it (via proper canning technique) for a pork chop in the dead of winter.

Tomato-Nectarine Chutney

Preserve summery tomatoes and nectarines with this chunky, vinegary chutney from cookbook author Cathy Barrow. It’s the perfect preserve to serve with a sturdy cheese and crisp crackers.
Italian plums on their way to becoming plumbrillo, a riff on the quince paste known as membrillo. Get the recipe for Plum Paste (Plumbrillo)

Coconut Lime Preserves

Rich coconut milk and tangy lime meld in a sweet tropical spread from Stéphane Mazières, former chef at Hôtel Le Toiny in St. Barths. Get the recipe for Coconut Lime Preserves »
Slow-cooked rhubarb takes on a jammy texture

Garlic Jelly

Boiling garlic with apples yields this mild, sweet British condiment. Its honeylike consistency makes it perfect for drizzling over roast lamb.

Blueberry Jam with Lemon and Thyme

Blueberries are great candidates for jam-making because of their high level of pectin—preserve them at the height of summer and enjoy their flavor year-round.

Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam

Rhubarb, a reddish pink vegetable that grows in celery-like stalks and is harvested through the late summer, has a pleasing tartness, so it pairs well with sweet strawberries in a jam.

Slow-Cooker Blueberry Butter

Less sweet and sticky than a traditional jam, this fruit butter ends up tasting like blueberry pie in a jar. Get the recipe for Slow-Cooker Blueberry Butter »