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And when your jam is finished, take a look at our favourite recipes that use jam. Also check out our collection of chutney recipes for more preserved fruit and veg ideas.

Jam recipes

Fig jam

These delicious fruits are perfect in jam and taste great on buttered toast. Try swirling through porridge and serving as part of a cheeseboard, too.

Three jars of fig jam with one jar with its lid off

Strawberry jam

Our super-simple strawberry jam recipe is a brilliant place for jam novices as it requires only three ingredients. Enjoy spread over toast, or give a jar as a gift.

Three jars of strawberry jam

Damson jam

Make a jar of damson jam for a spread that offers wonderfully juicy, tart flavours – the perfect topping on toasted sourdough.

Three pots of damson jam and a slice of sourdough with jam

Strawberry jam with Pimm's

Try our boozy jam recipe with juicy strawberries and Pimm's. A great addition to a summery afternoon tea spread.

Strawberry Jam with Pimm’s

Plum jam

Stock up on plums while they’re in season to make this easy jam, perfect for using in sweet bakes or slathering on toast.

A silver saucepan filled with red jam and a wooden spoon next to a jar of jam on a wooden board

Blackberry jam

At their best in late summer, blackberries grow on hedgerows all over the UK and many are free to pick. Put them to good use in this sweet jam recipe.

A glass jar of deep purple jam with a pot and a spoon, with two slices of toast covered in jam on a ceramic plate

Pear jam with vanilla

Our pear and vanilla jam recipe is packed full of flavour. It takes a little bit of time, but it's well worth the wait. For this recipe you will need a sugar thermometer and 12 jars (approx 227g/8oz) with lids.

Pear and vanilla jam images

Lemon curd

This luxuriously smooth and silky citrus spread is delicious spooned onto warm crumpets, stirred through greek yogurt, or used to sandwich meringues together.

Easy lemon curd

Bacon jam

Indulge in a jar of delicious bacon jam, perfect with cheese or roast meats, or in sandwiches. This recipe calls for less than 10 ingredients and is ready in an hour and a half. It also includes a handy how-to video.

Bacon Jam Recipe

Rhubarb jam with ginger and chilli

Give this seasonal preserve an aromatic lift with the addition of fiery ginger, punchy chilli and fresh orange.

Rhubarb Jam Recipe with Ginger and Chilli

Hot pepper jam

This hot pepper jam is vegan and really easy to make. This recipe makes eight small jars, so make a batch and take to dinner parties or keep in the fridge for up to two months.

Hot pepper jam

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