10 Must-Try Jam Recipes That Will Sweeten Up Any Breakfast
There's something so special about making your own pantry staples at home instead of buying them at the store. Not only do they taste better in my opinion, but they also make me appreciate my meal a bit more. And there's no better time to experiment with fruit than right now. What could be more delicious than getting your daily fruit servings in the form of jam? It's great the most basic way, on toast with butter, or you can get fancy and add it to yogurt or oats. You could even bake sweet treats or cook savory dinners and appetizers with jam. The possibilities are endless! Keep reading for 10 homemade jam recipes that offer something for everything, whether you love more tropical fruits or prefer berries.
If you have tons of oranges lying around that may go bad, repurpose them into a marmalade. The sweetness is perfectly balanced with the bitterness from the rind.
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Peach Passion Jam
If you have never had passionfruit before and are not sure what to do with it, the fruit makes for the perfect addition to a jam. The expensive price tag on a passionfruit is well worth this delicious creation.
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Kiwi Jalapeño Jam
Who said jam can only be spread on toast? This sweet and spicy jam is delicious to marinate and cook fish in or even act as a sauce to dip in.
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Cardamom Fig Jam
Pairing sweet figs with cardamom is a great way to add a little spice and depth of flavor. This is delicious on crackers with cheese and deli meats.
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Sakura Strawberry Jam
Why not add Japanese-inspired floral notes to a basic strawberry jam? You can use fresh cherry blossoms or pickled preserved cherry blossoms; either works great in this recipe.
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Easy Blueberry Lavender Chia Jam
Not only is the smell of lavender therapeutic but so is the taste, especially when it's paired with blueberries. Since it's a chia-based jam, it's ready to spread on toast in just about 30 minutes.
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Strawberry Jalapeño and Strawberry Basil Jam
This recipe makes enough jam to try two completely different and very unique twists on strawberry jam. If you like sophistication, the basil jam will have your heart, and if you like adventure, go jalapeño all the way.
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