'Preserves' on Serious Eats

Pink Lemonade Curd

A pitcher of pink lemonade on a hot summer day can bring near instant gratification, but canning pink lemon curd will allow you to enjoy summery flavor in January, when a 90-degree day would be a welcome change from winter. More

Preserved: Raspberry Rose Jam

Raspberry and rose are a natural combination, and not just in grandma's yard. Rather than thinking this of this as a straight one-to-one pairing, the result is a jam with a layered profile. One bite is fruit-forward, the next more floral. The tartness of the berries tempers out the rose, which prevents the jam from having a soapy flavor. More

Raspberry Rose Jam

Raspberry and rose are a natural combination, and not just in grandma's yard. Dried petals from rose tea soften in the juice of red raspberries. The result is this jewel-toned jam, a balance of sweet, tart, and floral flavors perfectly suited to your next batch of scones or shortbread for afternoon tea. More

Fiery Peach Salsa from 'Little Jars, Big Flavors'

Perfectly ripe, raw peaches eaten over the sink, juice dripping down my arm—it's probably my favorite activity of summer. I prefer the fruit in this ideal state, but I'll eat peaches in just about any form throughout their glorious season. Once the summer is over, though, I usually stop with the peach frenzy for fear of encountering stringy, mushy, or bland fruit. Now that I've got my hands on Southern Living's Little Jars, Big Flavors—a book with plenty of recipes for peach preserves—I'll be able to enjoy peaches all the way through the colder months, too. More

Jalapeño Jelly from 'Little Jars, Big Flavors'

I am not usually one for "semi-homemade" anything, but I take exception for one of the best hors d'oeurves of all time: store-bought pepper jelly slathered atop a block of cream cheese. The spicy sweetness of the jelly is a perfect match for the cool and tangy cheese, and it spreads gracefully atop many a cracker. But I'm willing to class up my act with some homemade jelly, and this verdant jalapeño and green bell pepper recipe from Southern Living's Little Jars, Big Flavors works even better than my usual grocery store grab. More

Jalapeño Jelly from 'Little Jars, Big Flavors'

I am not usually one for "semi-homemade" anything, but I take exception for one of the best hors d'oeurves of all time: store-bought pepper jelly slathered atop a block of cream cheese. The spicy sweetness of the jelly is a perfect match for the cool and tangy cheese, and it spreads gracefully atop many a cracker. But I'm willing to class up my act with some homemade jelly, and this verdant jalapeño and green bell pepper recipe from Southern Living's Little Jars, Big Flavors works even better than my usual grocery store grab. More

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