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15+ Delightful Homemade Fall Preserves

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.

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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.

Fall Preserves

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. 

Apple Preserves

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.

Cranberry Preserves

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.

Pear Preserves

Anything you can make with apples you can whip up with pears for a whole new flavor! These pear preserves bring plenty of warm and delicious flavor for you to enjoy throughout the winter months.

Fig Preserves

Sweet and honey-like figs make an ideal preserve. These preserves work well paired with both sweet and savory recipes and will bring a light, autumnal feel to any dish they’re paired with.

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D K Wolford

Monday 12th of October 2020

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 Dee

Kathie Lapcevic

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 =)

Kathie Lapcevic

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!