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.
'Preserved' on Serious Eats
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.
Crystallized ginger melts into this tart raspberry-rhubarb jam, providing unexpected hints of heat and spice. The flavors are big and bold, so it would work best with straightforward baked goods that won't compete.
A three to one ratio of rhubarb to cherries yields the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Half a vanilla bean and a generous splash of orange liqueur make for one fancy jam. It would be delicious over waffles with a dollop of crème fresh, or sandwiched in a biscuit with a wedge of brie.
The tart flavors of this jam make it a perfect compliment to sweet breads, cakes, and other desserts. Try it spooned over vanilla ice cream or swirled into rice pudding.
This sweet, tart, herbaceous jam pairs well with hearty whole grain breads and bran muffins or can be used as a glaze for pork.
This nutty, chunky granola makes an ideal topping for ice cream. Sweetened coconut is reminiscent of traditional Passover macaroons.
Untoasted walnuts have a creaminess that works especially well in this nut butter. Sweet white chocolate, hints of vanilla and cinnamon, and just a bit fleur de sel make for a spread that is worthy of a special occasion.
Pears, almonds, and chocolate come together in this sweet breakfast-or-midnight-snack spread.
A little tired of your go-to brownie recipe? Try these quick and easy blondies studded with chocolate chips and pockets of gooey orange marmalade. I make them with Cara Cara Orange Marmalade, but you can also use store-bought.
This Cara Cara orange marmalade is all about comfort. Tangy chunks of peel, a whiff of honey, and a hint of spice from my secret ingredient, herbal tea, offset the sweet flesh of the oranges. I used Twinnings Hebal Unwind, but feel free to substitute whatever you have on hand. Try it on English muffins or crumpets.
Campari lends a bitter touch to a fresh marmalade made from seasonal Mandarin oranges and a touch of lemon verbena.
This Bellini jam is a perfect combination of sweet peaches and zippy champagne. Smooth with a touch of bite, it cures what ails you.
This cranberry potpourri jam is inspired by the little fruit-orange sachets I used to make as a kid. The warm, spicy scent is so inviting, you might just keep a jar in your sock drawer.
This is a rich, festive holiday jam with a pronounced red wine flavor. Try it with cheese, hearty whole-grain breads, or as a filling for thumbprint or sandwich cookies.
An all natural pear preserve sweetened with concentrated fruit juice.
I like sweet-tart jams, and this marmalade is one of the best I've tried. Tart orange accepts a sweet hug from bright-red pomegranate, and the whole thing is given a nice, boozy kiss from the addition of a touch of tequila.
Sweet strawberries are always the life of the party, and we've invited tart cranberries as well, making for a bright red taste explosion. This jam is ultra flavorful, and it will cause your sun-starved salivary glands to kick into high gear.
The sweet-tart tang of oranges and lemons adore a touch of zing from ginger paste. This festive colored jam is perfect for Halloween, complete with spooky (and tasty!) black sesame seeds.
Highlighting the sweet freshness of autumn figs and pears, this jam is a fall favorite. Tart orange provides a touch of zip, while just a hint of cinnamon adds warmth for those shorter, cooler evenings.