10 Simple Summer Jam Recipes

Last week we went strawberry picking. Then we decided to use some of the strawberries to make jam. I love making jam with fresh berries because it tastes so much better than anything that you could possibly buy at the store. It is also much healthier than most jams that have been packaged for shelves. Some people get intimidated at the thought of making jam but there really is no reason to be. It is so easy! Here are a few simple jam recipes you can make at home. These are great for jam makers at all skill levels. Anyone, even if you are making jam for the first time this summer, can make these without fail and enjoy a homemade summer in your own kitchen!

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    10 Simple Summer Jam Recipes
  • Skillet Strawberry Vanilla Jam 2 of 11
    Skillet Strawberry Jam

    Here is a great one for starting out. It is a simple strawberry jam that can be made in a skillet! It is a very straightforward recipe that yields delectable jam in no time.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Citrus Raspberry Jam 3 of 11
    Citrus Raspberry Jam

    This simple raspberry jam recipe is perfect because it can be used with all kinds of berries! It has a strong citrus flavor which adds notes of lemon and orange to the jam, making it the perfect summer flavor.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Mandarin Jam 4 of 11
    Mandarin Jam

    This delightful orange jam can be made almost year-round. It is so easy to find the ingredients in the winter - as long as mandarin oranges are available you are all set. If you have an orange tree blooming in your garden this summer this would be amazing to make.

    Photo: Julie VR

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    Rose Jam

    Rose jam is incredibly delicious and so much easier to make than you might think. You will love this jam and can make it wherever you can find a gorgeous rose bush. This summer there are plenty in bloom!

    Photo: Macki Cayloma

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    Bacon Jam

    Bacon jam might not be the first flavor you think of when you think you want to make jam. However, this salty treat might be just what you want to spread on your toast and top with a fried egg this summer. Give this simple recipe a try, you'll be glad you did!

    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Simple Apricot Jam 7 of 11
    Simple Apricot Jam

    Apricots are one of the sweetest summer fruits. Try making this incredibly simple apricot jam when you pick some up in the store this summer.  It is so sweet you'll want to eat it with a spoon!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

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    Mango Jam

    Mango jam might not be the first jam you expect to make, but it is so simple! Try making this delicious fruity spread and giving it out to friends this summer.

    Photo: Carmen Ordonez

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    Tomato Jam

    What to do with all those ripe tomatoes? Make tomato jam! This gorgeous jam is so sweet you'll want to slather it on your toast every morning. It truly preserves the taste of summer!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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    Rhubarb Jam

    Rhubarb! People can be unsure of what to do with it but I assure you this simple jam is a great idea. It tastes delicious on toast or rolled up in vanilla cake!

    Photo: Julie VR

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    Jam Without a Recipe

    When you think you've got the method down take it to the next level and don't use a recipe. Just come home with your fresh fruit, gather your sterilized jam jars and try your hand at making your own jam without a recipe. It really is so easy!

    Photo: Julie VR


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