Cherry Preserves – Chocolate Cherry and Cherry Vanilla

Cherry Preserves – Chocolate Cherry and Cherry Vanilla

These easy cherry preserves capture two classic flavor combinations – Chocolate cherry and cherry vanilla. You can use either recipe for topping yogurt or ice cream, waffles, pancakes, this no bake cheesecake – or you can eat them straight out of the jar. We’re using sweet cherries for these recipes. I like Bing cherries for…

Brandied Cinnamon Apple Preserves (Low Sugar Recipe)
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Brandied Cinnamon Apple Preserves (Low Sugar Recipe)

These apple preserves pair big slices of apple with cinnamon spiced brandy-infused syrup. They’re yummy on toast or pancakes, yet fancy enough for gift giving. Quick tip – try a batch of these preserves without the calcium water and pectin. You’ll have a perfect spiced apple topping for cheesecake or ice cream.

Orange Marmalade Recipe (Quick Cooking, Low Sugar)
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Orange Marmalade Recipe (Quick Cooking, Low Sugar)

This easy orange marmalade recipe gives a light and sweet orange flavor with a lot less sugar than traditional recipes. It’s a perfect way to capture citrus season. We use Pomona’s Pectin to speed up cooking and reduce the sweetener. Later in the post, we cover some marmalade history, and a traditional orange marmalade recipe.

Homemade Jams, Jellies and Spreads – Over 20 Recipes to Enjoy

Homemade Jams, Jellies and Spreads – Over 20 Recipes to Enjoy

Homemade jams, jellies and spreads are a great way to preserve the taste of summer for year round enjoyment. They are an easy introduction to home canning, because they require only a short time in a water bath canner, and the acidity and sugar in fruit makes it naturally resistant to spoilage. Because canned products…