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Jam Making 101: The Tools and Techniques for Success

Jennifer Latham 5 comments

In part two of our jam-making series, we look at the tools and techniques you need to know to make the most beautiful, intense, fresh-tasting jams. More

Rich Red Plum Jam

Serious Eats Jennifer Latham Post a comment

This is a beautiful jewel-red jam with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Putting half of the fruit through a food mill and leaving the other half in quarters makes for a rustic textured jam. An overnight maceration gives you a head-start on the jamming process. It's a great jam to pair with fresh, creamy cow's milk cheeses like ricotta. More

Jam-Making 101: How to Select the Best Fruit

Jennifer Latham 3 comments

The first step in making good jam is knowing how to select the best fruit. In the case of jam, though, that doesn't necessarily mean the ripest fruit. In the first part in this jam-making series, we look at how to buy the best possible fruit for jam, with a recipe for summertime blueberry jam as a delicious example. More

Summer Blueberry Jam

Serious Eats Jennifer Latham Post a comment

This delicious blueberry jam made from in-season summer blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice couldn't be more simple to make. The key is to select the best berries: Namely, a mixture that includes mostly just-ripe berries with a few under-ripe berries as well. More

Preserved: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

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Strawberry rhubarb preserves are by no means innovative, but they're a classic for a reason. More

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Serious Eats Emily Teel 4 comments

This rosy jam captures all the joy of springtime into what may be the most perfect preserve of the year. This is a low-sugar jam with a loose texture. It's especially nice swirled into plain yogurt or spread over fresh goat cheese on toast. More

Preserved: Dried Apricot and Pineapple Jam

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An overnight soak plumps up dried apricots, and matching them with fresh, juicy pineapple yields a jam that tastes positively like summer: heady and tropical. More

Dried Apricot and Pineapple Jam

Serious Eats Emily Teel 3 comments

A sunny, summery jam that can be made in the dead of winter with fresh pineapple and dried apricots. More

Share Your Sweets: Baking With Jam

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 6 comments

Check out all your jammin sweets in this week's attempt to shake the winter out of our kitchens. More

Wake and Bake: Raspberry Jam Crostata

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

A lemon scented pasta frolla crust is filled with raspberry jam to make a beautiful breakfast crostata. More

Raspberry Jam Crostata

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 4 comments

A lemon scented pasta frolla crust is filled with raspberry jam to make a beautiful breakfast crostata More

Preserved: Raspberry Lime Chia Jam

Sweets Emily Teel 2 comments

Chia seeds are one of those health foods that are easy to incorporate into your diet. Raspberries, with their own seedy crunch, are a natural match for the delicate pop of the chia, and the whole thing is enlivened by limes. More

Honeyed Tangerine and Lemon Marmalade From 'Whole-Grain Mornings'

Cook the Book Kate Williams Post a comment

Marmalade might not contain any whole grains, but it certainly makes a great accompaniment to many of the grain-based recipes in Megan Gordon's new cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings. Spread over buttered toast, drizzled on buckwheat pancakes, or stirred into a bowl of oatmeal, this bright citrusy preserve is a perfect antidote to winter. More

Honeyed Tangerine and Lemon Marmalade From 'Whole-Grain Mornings'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

Marmalade might not contain any whole grains, but it certainly makes a great accompaniment to many of the grain-based recipes in Megan Gordon's new cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings. Spread over buttered toast, drizzled on buckwheat pancakes, or stirred into a bowl of oatmeal, this bright citrusy preserve is a perfect antidote to winter. More

Sauced: Pear and Ginger Preserves

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Sweet pears partner with spicy ginger in this seasonal fruity preserve. More

Pear and Ginger Preserves

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Sweet pears partner with spicy ginger in this seasonal fruity preserve. More

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars

Serious Eats Emma Kobolakis Post a comment

Peanut butter and jelly is a classic combination. Instead of standard grape, these One Bowl Baking bars substitute blackcurrant jam. The dense base and crumbly topping sandwich the sweet jam. More

From the Pastry Dungeon: Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Fig Jam

Sweets Anna Markow Post a comment

Serving tiny wedges of this cheesecake is an elegant and very grown up way to end a dinner party or holiday meal. More

Easy Grape Jam

Sweets Emily Teel 2 comments

Juicy, sassy, and classic with peanut butter, this jam is tart enough to be interesting and sweet enough to be kid-friendly. More

Easy Grape Jam

Serious Eats Emily Teel Post a comment

Juicy, sassy, and classic with peanut butter, this jam is tart enough to be interesting and sweet enough to be kid-friendly. More

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