Cranberry Port Jam
This luscious jam combines fresh and dried cranberries with a generous amount of ruby port. It would be perfect spread on cornbread, pumpkin bread, or anything slathered with cream cheese.
Boiled Cider Syrup
If you've got a cocktail fan in your life, think about giving them this syrup. Mixed with hot water or seltzer, it makes a great apple toddy or spritzer. (It's fantastic splashed into a salad dressing too).
Rum Raisin Apple Pie Jam
Not great with pastry? Make this jam as an easier alternative to baking someone an apple pie.
Autumn Jam with Pears, Mission Figs, and Cinnamon
This rustic yet elegant jam highlights the sweet freshness of autumn figs and pears. It's great with baked goods, so consider giving it along with a basket of homemade scones.
Serious cheese lovers know quince paste is awesome when paired with cheeses like manchego, whose sharpness is a great match against the sweet and fruity paste. It is also great with a varieties of cheeses, pastries or roasted meats.
Rosemary Pear Jam
For friends who have a savory side, consider this fruity and herbaceous jam. Your handmade note can let them know it's perfect slathered on a ham sandwich or alongside any holiday cheese plate.
If you have leftover apples, this is a great way to use them up. It will also bring back good memories to friends who are already missing fall.
Brandied Vanilla Pear Jam
For pear lovers, this jam is a must. It combines juicy, mildly floral Bartlett pears with the seeds of a vanilla bean and generous pour of brandy. Pair it with a cheese, gingerbread or pound cake.
Cranberry Quince Chutney
This wintry chutney, spiced with clove and bright with cranberries and tangerine, is versatile for the holidays. Either give it as a gift or use it on your own cheese tray.
Cranberry Potpourri Jam
Cranberry is the perfect base for cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, rounding out these sweet spices with an intensely playful tang. This jam is perfect for stuffing homemade toaster pastries or slathering onto hot, buttered waffles.
Chocolate Pear Jam
Chocoholics will love/hate you for supplying them with this jam, which makes even rice cakes taste like an indulgent treat. (It's also great lapped up with a spoon.)
Spiced Cranberry Cabernet Jam
This is a rich, festive holiday jam with a pronounced red wine flavor. Pair it with cheese and hearty whole-grain breads in a gift basket.