Jam or Jelly

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Jam Recipes, Marmalade Recipes, Fruit Butter Recipes.

Jam or Jelly Canning is something that can be processed by water bath canner. Learn how to make, and preserve, the sweet spread so you can enjoy it year round at SimplyCanning.com. Recipes included!

Jam or jelly, marmalade, and fruit butter and spreads: This is where you learn how to can the sweet stuff!

Sweet spreads made with fruit are acid foods and can be safely water bath canned.

Most jam or jelly recipes make a small batch and you may be tempted to double your recipe. However, it's difficult to make double batches. If you want to make more at a time have two batches going at the same time in separate pots. This way you keep the ingredients to 1 batch each pot but can make more at a time.

Both batches may be processed together just not cooked together.

Need to use a sugar substitute? Check out Canning with Splenda

Pomonas Pectin

Pomonas Pectin for low or No sugar Jam...  Try it!  Your jam or jelly will taste like fruit!  Pomonas Pectin

Jam and Jelly Maker

I was pleasantly surprised by this little machine.  Find out the good and the bad.   FreshTec Jam and Jelly Maker

Apple Butter

Using a crock pot to make apple butter is not only easy, you'll wake up to the amazing scents filling the house.

Click here to learn how to make and can apple butter.

Apricot Jam

This Apricot Jam recipe yields about 5 pints. Remember, jam recipes don't double very well. Use two pots!

Click here to learn how to make apricot jam.

Blueberry Jam (and other berries)

Berries are a favorite across the world and preserving them in a jam or jelly is a great way to enjoy a taste of summer all year long.

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Cherry Jam

Cherry jam is the taste of summer in a jar! I make several different things with cherries but jam is always on the list.

Click here to learn about making cherry jam. 

Corn Cob Jelly

Corn Cob Jelly may sound weird but hey, if you add enough sugar even corn cobs can turn out tasty. :0) 

Click here to learn about making corn cob jelly. 

Dandelion Jelly

This was a fun project to take on and it turned out delicious! An easy jelly to make and a great way to learn about wild edibles.

Click here to learn how to make dandelion jelly.

Grape Jam

Grapes are usually made into jelly I know but... I am jelly challenged! I have much better luck with jams.

Click here to learn how to make grape jam. 

Orange Marmalade

If you find yourself with a bunch of oranges and aren't sure what to do, this is for you! Serve on toast or spread on pancakes for a scrumptious breakfast.

Click here to learn how to make orange marmalade. 

Orange Rhubarb Jam

Using the rinds from an orange with rhubarb, this delicious jam is easy to make! This uses liquid pectin.

Click here for step by step instructions about making orange rhubarb jam. 

Peach Nectarine Plum Jam

Combination of stone fruits makes what I've dubbed a 'Stone Fruit Jam.' It's delicious and a great way to use up several fruits at once.

Click here to learn about making 'Stone Fruit Jam.'

Spiced Peach Jam

How to make a peach jam with a hint of cinnamon. These flavors gives this peach jam a spicy warm flavor.  Optional Almond flavor is a great combo with this.  

Click here to learn about spiced peach jam.

Pear Butter

Making pear butter is a lot like making apple butter. Using a crock pot helps make the process almost fool proof!

Click here for the recipe.

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry jam is one of life's simple pleasures. Here is a simple recipe for strawberry jam without the use of packaged pectin!

Click here to learn how to make pectin free strawberry jam. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb jam is a light and delicious combination! This is a super easy jam to strawberry jam make, using powdered pectin.

Click here to learn how to make strawberry rhubarb jam. 

Sugar Free Jam

Making sugar free jam is not only doable, it's delicious!

Click here to learn how to make your own.

Low Sugar Jam

Low Sugar Jam

Making a low-sugar or sugar-free jam? You should be aware of this one pitfall.

Plum Jam Recipe

Plum Jam Recipe

Want to make a plum jam recipe, but aren’t so sure about using all of that sugar in a no-pectin recipe? Try this lower sugar plum jam recipe! It sets properly without calling for more sugar than fruit…

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Questions from my inbox

Q-Are air pockets in a sealed jar of jam ok?

Yes air pockets are normal. Your Jam is just nice and thick and so the air made bubbles. As long as it is not excessive and you are sure you used the correct processing methods and time, there is no problem. 

Q-How long do you have to wait to eat Concord Grape Jelly?  In other words, is it ready as soon as it cools?

As soon as it cools and sets up it is ready to eat.  Actually as soon as it cools even if it is not set up you can go ahead and use it.  Occasionally it will take a week or so to set up. 

Q by Jane (Ohio)-Is it safe to make chutney one day, then the next day reheat it and can it in the prescribed manner?

If you have kept it in the fridge overnight, then yes, it is okay. Often I prepare something one day and reheat it and process it the next day.

Be sure you reheat it before you jar it. You can't jar it one day and then try to process the jars the next. Your jars won't be hot when they go in the canner and you risk them breaking because of the temperature change.

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