Believe it or not, homemade jam is easier (and sometimes faster) to make in your kitchen than picking up a jar from the nearest grocery store. Many have just three ingredients, and all have the added benefit that you can control the levels of sugar and thickening agent. If you never thought of making your own, now’s your chance. With flavors ranging from blueberry-chia to cherry-tomato and chocolate-bourbon, here are 11 homemade jam recipes that are easier than buying a jar.
11 Homemade Jam Recipes That Are Easier Than Buying a Jar
1. Blackberry Chia Seed Jam
It would likely take you more than 20 minutes to get to the store and back. In the same time you could whip up Coterie member Maria Lichty’s delicious protein-fuelled jam.
2. Strawberry Balsamic Jam
What could be easier than throwing all the ingredients—including fresh strawberries, sugar and balsamic vinegar—in a pot and simmering?
3. Peach Earl Grey Jam
The magic ingredient here? Earl Grey tea. Just add scones to complete the picture!
4. 20-minute Berry Jam
The best part of this recipe from Coterie member Heidi Larsen? You can use any combination of berries you have around the kitchen.
5. Vanilla Bean And Brown Sugar Caramelized Banana Jam
This may as well be dessert (and we’re not complaining).
6. Fig Bacon Jam
Hint: Whip this up with leftover brunch bacon for the ultimate weekday breakfast toast like Coterie member Liz Harris.
7. Orange Thyme Jam
Meet thyme: an underrated herb that works perfectly in this orange jam.
8. Super Versatile, Homemade Cherry Tomato Jam
In case you forgot that tomatoes are a fruit. (Thanks for this savory jam, Coterie member Gena Hamshaw!)
9. Raspberry Chia Jam
Last-minute guests have nothing on you. Whip this up in an hour and it’s ready for a cheese plate.
10. Chocolate Bourbon Bacon Jam Recipe
This does take a bit of time, BUT it combines chocolate, bourbon and bacon. Enough said?
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11. Bumbleberry Chia Jam
What is bumbleberry? Why, it’s a delicious blend of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, thickened with chia seeds and ready to heap on your toast.