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15 Homemade Jam Recipes That Don't Require Canning

Upgrade your morning toast!

Headshot of Kara ZaubermanBy Kara Zauberman
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Caitlin Bensel

Summer is a time for stocking up on fresh berries, peaches, and other tasty fruits. But what happens when you have too much extra summer produce? There are only so many fruit pies and cobblers that one can make! And that's where these homemade jam recipes will come in handy! Not only are they a great way to preserve fruits that are in season, but they're also a delicious way to upgrade your average breakfast toast! Whether it's raspberry, rhubarb, or blueberry-mint, these jam recipes will add a pop of sweetness when swirled into yogurt, spooned over skillet cornbread, or used to top a simple cheesecake.

The best part is that many of these jam recipes don't require canning! Of course, if you want to try your hand at canning, Ree Drummond has a few simple steps, but you can also also make a quick freezer jam or even an Instant Pot jam to keep things easy. All you need is your favorite fruit, sugar, and a little something called pectin to make your jam from scratch. Along with sweet jams, jelly, and preserves, there's even a savory tomato jam that’s perfect for sandwich spreads or paired with cheese on a charcuterie board. On top of that, homemade jams make a lovely little hostess gift. All you need is a basket full of muffins or bagels, a jar of homemade jam, and the recipe printed out to share with friends!



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The Noshery / The Pioneer Woman

Bright, citrusy oranges make this homemade fruit spread an instant classic. You can serve it on toasted English muffins or even scones.

Get the Marmalade recipe.



Raspberry Jam

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Caitlin Bensel

This jam is sweet, tart, and just as fresh-tasting as the day those berries were picked! The raspberries are simply mashed and combined with a mixture of hot water and fruit pectin to make the easiest homemade jam ever!

Get the Raspberry Jam recipe.


No-Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

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Brenda Score / The Pioneer Woman

Freezer jam refers to jams made with fruit that isn't cooked. It has a little bit of a looser consistency, but it's just as sweet and delicious! Just don't forget to keep it refrigerated or stored in the freezer until ready to use.

Get the No-Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam recipe.

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Tomato Ginger Jam

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Heather Christo / The Pioneer Woman

Cherry tomatoes, fresh ginger, and spicy red pepper flakes make this savory jam so unique! It would be delicious smeared onto a grilled cheese sandwich!

Get the Tomato Ginger Jam recipe.


Blueberry Jam with Mint

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A Farmgirl's Dabbles

This jam is dark and fruity with a burst of freshness thanks to the mint. It would be just as delicious spooned over vanilla ice cream as it would served with butter and toasted bread.

Get the Blueberry Jam with Mint recipe at A Farmgirl's Dabbles



Rhubarb Jam

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A Cookie Named Desire

This jam is more of a preserve since it doesn't contain pectin and you can even make it with either fresh or frozen rhubarb stalks! It's so simple!

Get the Rhubarb Jam recipe at A Cookie Named Desire.

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Berry Chia Jam

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Cookie and Kate

Chia seeds are a magical ingredient that can transform almost any berry into a jammy texture. The seeds absorb the fruit juices so you don't need pectin to make this jam. Plus, when mixed with yogurt or oatmeal, it's a healthy way to start the day!

Get the Berry Chia Jam recipe at Cookie and Kate.


Red Pepper Jam

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The View from Great Island

This jam is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy! It's delicious with goat cheese on crackers or spread onto a turkey and cheese sandwich!

Get the Red Pepper Jam recipe at The View From Great Island.


Simple Blackberry Jam

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Spoon Fork Bacon

If you want to try your hand at making jam with sheet gelatin, this recipe is for you! It'll show you just how simple the process can be when combined with juicy blackberries and bright lemon zest.

Get the Simple Blackberry Jam recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

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Instant Pot Peach Jam

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Marisa Moore

This easy jam is sweetened with honey and a splash of vanilla, but the best part? It's ready in less than 30 minutes! It makes whipping up homemade jam a breeze.

Get the Instant Pot Peach Jam recipe at Marisa Moore.



Roasted Strawberry Jam

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Dinner Then Dessert

This three-ingredient jam is incredibly versatile. You can doctor it up by adding drop of vanilla, a little salt, or almond extract. Either way, it's going to be delicious.

Get the Roasted Strawberry Jam recipe at Dinner Then Dessert.


Apple and Pear Jam

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Chisel and Fork

Not all jam needs to be summery. This one is perfect for using up fall fruits, too! It's warm, comforting, and packed with spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.

Get the Apple and Pear Jam recipe at Chisel and Fork.

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Orange Thyme Jam

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This jam uses oranges three ways: fresh orange segments, orange zest, and orange juice! It's bright, citrusy, and perfectly balanced with the herby flavor of thyme.

Get the Orange Thyme Jam recipe at Minimalist Baker.


Chia Cranberry Jam

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A Couple Cooks

This quick jam made with chia seeds brings out all the fall flavors. It's made with tart cranberries and maple syrup for a hint of natural sweetness.

Get the Chia Cranberry Jam recipe at A Couple Cooks.


Raspberry Peach Jam

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Garnish and Glaze

This flavor of jam is like summer in a jar! It's bright, fruity, sweet, and so easy to make. Plus, it'll last in the fridge for 1-2 months and in the freezer for up to a year!

Get the Raspberry Peach Jam recipe at Garnish and Glaze.


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