Enjoy ripe, fresh flavors all year long with these homemade fall preserves! These jams, jellies, and fillings make for an easy way to enhance the taste of autumn on your table. Each recipe is easy to make, contains simple ingredients, and is perfect to gift!
Homemade preserves are a great way to use up seasonal harvest and continue your favorite flavors whenever you want them.
On top of that, they make for wonderful homemade gifts that can easily be shipped as needed (check out these other homemade food gifts to ship).
Making seasonal preserves is a great way to fill the pantry with nutritiional and delicious items to fill out our seaonal meal plans throughout the year.
Use this list of simple and sometimes unusual jam recipes to fill beautiful jars for your pantry and for sharing with loved ones neaar and far. All of the following recipes can be preserved in a water bath canner (and some even frozen) making them great recipes for the beginner jam maker and seasoned canners alike.
A staple in any pantry these apple preserves are the best way to use up extra apples from picking. Use a variety of different apples for a broad range of flavors or stick to your favorite blend for a classic taste. Regardless, these apple preserves make the perfect addition to any meal.
Skip the sugar and enjoy the delicious pairing of maple syrup and fresh apples. This apple butter adds only a hint of sweetness to the food it’s paired with but its lightly spiced flavor packs a punch. Because it is pureed in a food processor or blender, you can leave the apple peels on and save yourself tons of time!
An easy canning recipe to customize this is great for beginners because it’s just so incredibly simple. Made with only apples, water, and lemon juice you get to skip the peeling and pre-treating but still enjoy all to crisp apple flavor. Grab your potato masher for a perfect way to get the texture that matches your personal preference.
A staple for any pantry this preserves allows you to whip up dessert in a pinch! This base recipe can be spiced to your liking but will save you time when you need a dessert in a pinch. Easy to make and perfect for gifting to other bakers for a taste of home.
Both tart and sweet this autumn jam requires no pectin or jam sugar! Sloe and apples go together beautifully as one’s sweetness compliments the other so that you’re left with a delicious spread perfect for any slice of homemade bread or charcuterie board.
Enhance your preserves with this homemade, natural pectin! This apple pectin makes it so that you don’t need a commercial powder in your homemade jars of jam. It’s easy to make and saves you money in the long run.
A jelly recipe that’s delicious as is and perfect for using with peanut butter sandwiches. This preserve recipe needs no added sugar for its flavor but instead uses apple juice as its base! Make this in multiple batches and switch up the kind of apples you use for a unique taste each time.
Though a classic cranberry sauce is a pantry staple, here you’ll find muchmore! Fresh cranberries add a hint of tartness to their dishes but paired with other fruits and spices they can transition into a versatile condiment.
This easy twist on cranberry apple jam is made in a slow cooker for hands-off thickening that requires no added pectin. Be sure to spread this sweet and tangy concotion on warm toast wtih cream cheese for a great start to chilly mornings.
Your condiment table just got better! This honey mustard is going to become a staple in your fridge because of the delicious tangy but sweet flavor it brings. Plus, the color of this homemade preserve makes it a fun one to gift to friends as it brightens up any table.
A tasty variation on a classic this cranberry sauce comes with a kick perfect for the fall season. Spiced with cloves, cinnamon, and your favorite apple brandy this is a preserve you should make extra of and freeze.
Delicately spiced with ginger and vanilla beans this pear butter uses whole spices in a slow cooking process to bring out its flavor. This makes it so that the subtle taste of fresh pears is still at the forefront of your tongue and not overpowered.
Flavored with lavender and cardamom pods, and the perfect addition to a hot bowl of oatmeal or whipped-up pancakes. This sweet jam recipe is made in small batches to make it easier for anyone new to canning.
Grab the most overripe pears you can find to help create a perfect balance of sweet and tart. This jam uses both cranberries as well as cranberry fruit juice to bring out the perfect fall flavor in every bite. Be sure to pair this with crackers and goat cheese on party trays.
Infused with fresh rosemary and red wine this jam is one you’ll want to have on hand. It comes together in about one hour and with a delicious flavor that’s perfect for melted cheese sandwiches and cheese boards.
This one will give your taste buds something to celebrate about! A jam recipe that’s sweetened with both maple syrup and honey to bring you the best of both worlds. These sweeteners help bring out the fresh, natural flavor of figs that everyone enjoys.
Kathie, I have a wonderful preserve to share. It sounded a bit odd when I first thought of it but it is a huge hit in my family. Butternut squash butter. I make it just like apple or pear butter but I use cooked, mashed squash. Everyone turned up their noses when I told them what it was but, the whole jar was gone after breakfast! I've also made persimmon butter too. Can't quite get my mind around Brussel sprout butter but, you don't know until you try. LOL
Wednesday 14th of October 2020
I have made pumpkin butter and it is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.
Wednesday 3rd of October 2018
Wonderful list! I just bought some cranberries and I love the idea of the brandied cranberry sauce you mention. Thanks for the ideas =)
Wednesday 3rd of October 2018
Oh, I'm jealous. We don't have cranberries available yet and I'm chomping at the bit for them. Enjoy!