Sweet and tangy preserves have always been a way to enjoy the summer and fall harvests throughout the winter. But even if you didn't get a head start on preserving your strawberries and blueberries, you can use the bounty of what's available now to give a gift that will last.
Other reasons to make and give your own preserves? They're really not difficult to make, though they are incredibly thoughtful (and easy on the wallet.) If you want to go a little further, decorate and customize the labels on your jars.
We've selected twelve fall and winter-themed recipes, from a cranberry potpourri that will fill your room with holiday scents to a quince paste for the cheese lover in your life. Jump to one below or click through the slideshow for more inspiration!
- Quince Paste
- Boiled Cider Syrup
- Cranberry Quince Chutney
- Apple Butter
- Chocolate Pear Jam
- Brandied Vanilla Pear Jam
- Rosemary Pear Jam
- Cranberry Potpourri Jam
- Cranberry Port Jam
- Spiced Cranberry Cabernet Jam
- Autumn Jam with Pears, Mission Figs, and Cinnamon
- Rum Raisin Apple Pie Jam