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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

Sweets Emily Teel Post a comment

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: Spiced Mango Chutney

Sweets Emily Teel 2 comments

Although traditional Indian chutneys typically make use of green, unripe mangoes, this recipe is perfect for that moment when your mango supply is ripening faster than you can manage. More

Spiced Mango Chutney

Serious Eats Emily Teel 9 comments

A tangy treat to can during the brief, but wonderful, champagne mango season. Toss some with carrots before roasting or add a spoonful to a bowl of rice to make the quickest of meals. More

Preserved: Dried Apricot and Pineapple Jam

Sweets Emily Teel Post a comment

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

Preserved: Spicy Tamarind Caramel

Sweets Emily Teel Post a comment

This caramel pairs tangy tamarind with sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper, a twist on flavors found in tamarind candies from Thailand and Central America. More

Spicy Tamarind Caramel

Serious Eats Emily Teel Post a comment

This caramel pairs tangy tamarind with sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper, a twist on flavors found in tamarind candies from Thailand and Central America. More

Pear Cardamom Caramel

Serious Eats Emily Teel Post a comment

This caramel, folded with cooked down pears, has a lush, fudgy texture. Ginger and cardamom lend their herbaceous, spicy flavors which, alongside a generous pinch of salt, make for a sophisticated sweet. 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

Raspberry Lime Chia Jam

Serious Eats Emily Teel 4 comments

A bright, sweet, quick jam to brighten a winter day. More

Preserved: Rose Hip Cordial

Sweets Emily Teel 1 comment

This cordial is definitely fruity, a little floral, and with a hint of savory flavor—not unlike yellow tomatoes. Dilute it with seltzer for a sophisticated spritzer or use it as a sweet base for a winter cocktail. More

Sauced: Pear and Ginger Preserves

Sauced Joshua Bousel Post a comment

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

Preserved: What's the Deal With Fruit Butters?

Sweets Emily Teel 5 comments

As far as preserving goes, fruit butters are an ideal place for a beginner to start. They require no fussy or preserving-specific equipment, and there's no guesswork of whether they've reached a set or not. You'll see them made with cherries, peaches, pumpkin, nectarines, and even berries, but the be-all of fruit butters is apple. More

All-Purpose Apple Butter

Serious Eats Emily Teel 5 comments

A basic fruit butter recipe that will work with apples, stone fruits, or pears. More

14 Winter Preserves to Make and Gift

Sweets Lily Chin Post a comment

Sweet and tangy preserves have always been a way to enjoy the summer and fall harvests throughout the winter. But even if you didn't get a head start on preserving your strawberries and blueberries, you can use the bounty of what's available now to give a gift that will last. More

Preserved: Cranberry Quince Chutney

Sweets Emily Teel Post a comment

This wintry chutney, spiced with clove and bright with cranberries and tangerine, is versatile for the holidays either as a gift or on a cheese tray. Plus, the natural pectin in the cranberries helps it set even with a short cooking time, so you can spend less time preserving and more time partying. More

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