Category Archives: Jams and Jellies

Red Currant Plum Berry Jelly

Our garden has thrived during this very hot summer. We have enjoyed a particularly good harvest of red currants, gooseberries, and black raspberries. Every other year I make raspberry and red currant jelly, but this year I wanted to try … Continue reading

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Lemon-Lime Curd

I’ve experimented with lemon curd over the years but never found a recipe with the flavor balance I was looking for.  I prefer it on the lighter side by making the curd with whole eggs rather than yolks. I also … Continue reading

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Satsuma Plum Jelly 

Several years ago I posted a recipe for Santa Rosa Plum syrup and jelly made without pectin. This jelly is similar, but is made with satsuma plums and uses liquid pectin. It is a gorgeous and delicious jelly. You need … Continue reading

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Peach Plum Raspberry Freezer Jam

This past Christmas our friend Jack gave us a bottle of his homemade raspberry peach pineapple freezer jam as a gift. It was so delicious that I ate most of it in one sitting. He shared the recipe and I … Continue reading

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Apricot Cheesecake

One of my good friends has a beautiful old apricot tree. It was loaded with sweet fruit this year and she was kind enough to let us have all we could use. I made several batches of jam, plus I … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

My husband came into the house this week with 20 lbs. of rhubarb from the yard. We’ve shared some with family and friends, baked a few desserts, and made some jam. This recipe for strawberry rhubarb jam is made without … Continue reading

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Mixed Plum and Apple Chutney

For the last month I have been preserving our garden produce along with local fruit. I have pickled peppers, frozen pepper spreads, and made chili peach jam and pesto. I feel a bit melancholy as the days get cooler and … Continue reading

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Sour Cherry Jam

We are fortunate to live in a place where we have access to delicious, locally grown sour cherries. When we restock our supply we set some aside to make this cherry jam. I prefer jam that is not too stiff, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Jam

I love anything blueberry, and this jam is like blueberry pie in a jar. It is easy to make and allows you to enjoy fresh blueberry flavor all year long. I like the texture of puréed blueberries, but if you … Continue reading

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Italian Raspberry Almond Paste Squares

Years ago, on a trip to Boston’s North End, we stopped at the famous Mike’s Pastry Shop for some cookies and pastries. One of my favorite treats was a raspberry almond paste square. It consisted of a thin shortbread-like base, … Continue reading

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