One of the most versatile condiments in your kitchen is jam. It’s perfect for filling a PB&J sandwich, jazzing up roasted meats, or stirring into yogurt. While some store-bought jams are quite good, nothing beats the flavor of homemade jam. And it’s not as hard as you might think to make your own. We’ve collected 19 of our favorite gourmet jam recipes in this roundup. There’s something for everyone here, from classic strawberry jam to more exotic options like tamarind and plum. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced jam-maker, we hope you’ll find a recipe you love. Let’s get started!
Recipe 1: Classic Strawberry Jam
This is the perfect recipe for beginners. It’s straightforward, and the results are delicious. It’s also a great way to use up overripe strawberries.
Recipe 2: Valencia Orange Marmalade
Try this Valencia orange marmalade if you’re looking for a slightly more exotic jam option. It’s sweet and tangy, with a lovely orange flavor. And for a little bit of extra flavor, we’ve added bay leaves to the recipe.
Recipe 3: Blueberry and Lavender Jam
As the name suggests, this jam is perfect for blueberry lovers. The addition of lavender gives it a lovely floral flavor which pairs perfectly with the sweet blueberries.
Recipe 4: Spiced Peach Jam
This peach jam is subtly spiced with cinnamon and ginger, perfect for winter mornings. It’s also great served with roasted meats or stirred into yogurt.
Recipe 5: Apricot Jam with Cardamom and Ginger
This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a slightly different twist on apricot jam. The addition of cardamom and ginger gives it a lovely flavor, perfect for autumn or winter.
Recipe 6: Raspberry and Vanilla Bean Jam
If you’re looking for a classic raspberry jam recipe, this one is perfect. The addition of vanilla bean gives it a delicious flavor, which takes it to the next level.
Recipe 7: Plum Jam
The plum jam is a great way to use up all those ripening plums in your garden. It’s simple to make and has a lovely sweet and tart flavor.
Recipe 8: Blue-Barb Jam
The blueberry and raspberry jam is the perfect mix of sweet and tart. The blueberries add sweetness while the raspberries give it a tart kick. It’s perfect for PB&Js or to eat with a spoon.
Recipe 9: Fig, Orange & Pistachio Conserve
This fig conserve is a delicious mix of sweet and savory. The figs are combined with orange and pistachio, making it a perfect spread for toast or croissants.
Recipe 10: Mixed-Berry Jam
If you can’t decide between different berries, this mixed-berry jam is the perfect solution. It’s made with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, so you get the best of all worlds.
Recipe 11: Apricot Jam
If you love apricots, you need to try this apricot jam recipe. It’s simple to make and has a beautiful flavor that really showcases the apricots. The recipes will make about six cups of jam so that plenty will go around.
Recipe 12: Peach Jam
Peach jam is a classic, and it’s easy to see why. The peaches are sweet and juicy, and the resulting jam is perfect for spreading on toast or stirred into yogurt. The best part is that it’s easy to make.
Recipe 13: Concord Grape Jelly
If you’re a fan of grape jelly, you need to try this recipe. It’s made with concord grapes, which give it a beautiful purple color and a delicious grape flavor. Everything comes together in just a few simple steps.
Recipe 14: Strawberry-Red-Wine Jam
Classic ham and cheese sandwiches can be taken to the next level with the addition of strawberry-red-wine jam. The sweetness of the strawberries pairs perfectly with salty ham and cheese.
Recipe 15: Fig Jam
Fig jam is a delicious and underrated option. It’s sweet and tart, with a lovely fig flavor that really shines through. It gets better when paired with cheese or used in baked goods. If you’re looking for something different, fig jam is a great choice.
Recipe 16: Blueberry-Beaujolais Jam
This blueberry-Beaujolais jam is the perfect mix of sweet and tart. The blueberries are combined with Beaujolais wine, which gives it a beautiful purple color and a delicious fruity flavor.
Recipe 17: Bacon Jam
Bacon jam may sound like an unusual option, but it’s delicious. The bacon is combined with onion, brown sugar, and spices, making it a perfect spread for toast or croissants. You’ll never want to go back to plain old jelly with a flavor like this.
Recipe 18: Tomato Jam
Tomato jam is a unique but delicious option. It’s made with fresh tomatoes, sugar, and vinegar, making it a perfect topping for burgers or grilled cheese sandwiches. And it’s also great on its own as a snack.
There you have it, 19 different jam recipes to choose from. So whatever your favorite flavor is, there’s sure to be a recipe here that you’ll love. So get cooking!