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Jams, Jellies, & Chutneys

Canning and small batch refrigerator preserves, jams and jellies are super popular here at the Great Island kitchen, our house-made hot pepper jellies are a specialty.

  • maple cranberry jam in a jar

    Maple Cranberry Butter in 15 minutes!

    Silky doesn’t even begin to describe this sweet tart cranberry butter, you’ll want to scoop it, spread it, slather it, dollop it, and definitely, definitely, lick the spoon. It’s a luscious…

  • apple preserves

    Fall Apple Preserves

    My seasonal apple preserves are classic recipes that let you hold on to apple season throughout the year. These apple jams, jellies, sauces, and butters are easy and so delicious!…

  • Jar of rose wine hot pepper jelly.

    Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly

    Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly is a simple sweet/hot wine jelly that turns cheese and crackers into a gourmet experience. This pretty homemade hot pepper jelly makes the perfect easy appetizer…

  • A jar of tomato jam with a small knife.

    Old Fashioned Tomato Jam

    Old fashioned tomato jam is sweet, spicy, piquant, savory, and utterly fabulous whether you devour it with cheese and crackers, or spread it on your favorite burger or sandwich. A tomato…

  • strawberry jams in glass jars, with ladle

    Sure-Jell Strawberry Jam

    Sure-Jell strawberry jam is the most classic of all homemade strawberry jams and it’s from the back of the pectin box ~ I’ll show you how to make it, and how…

  • A jar of homemade peach butter

    Easy Peach Butter

    Easy Peach Butter ~ you’ll kick yourself if you don’t make a big batch of silky butter before the peaches are all gone for the year. This small batch fruit spread…

  • Rhubarb jelly with small spoon

    Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly

    My Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly is a rosy sweet/tart rhubarb jelly flecked with vanilla bean seeds that turns morning toast or a pb&j sandwich into a gourmet treat. Be sure to…

  • Hot pepper jelly in glass canning jars.

    Super Easy Hot Pepper Jelly

    Easy Hot Pepper Jelly is one of my favorite recipes. This small batch refrigerator recipe makes use of both sweet and hot peppers for a colorful, confetti-like look and an intense…

  • honey Meyer lemon curd in a jar with spoon and lemons

    Honey Meyer Lemon Curd

    Honey Meyer Lemon Curd is like a burst of mid winter sunshine! This easy recipe is made with vibrant Meyer lemons and wildflower honey for a mellow flavor and cheering color. …

  • blackberry jam in a small pot on a plate

    An Easy Blackberry Jam Recipe

    Simple blackberry jam is the best way I know to stash away a little bit of summer for the rest of the year. We made a refrigerator batch with wild picked…

  • mulled cranberry jelly on a spreading knife

    Easy Mulled Cranberry Jelly

    My Easy Mulled Cranberry Jelly is a unique homemade cranberry jelly infused with mulling spices. Can it to give it out as holiday gifts, or hoard it all for yourself ~…

  • a small jar of mulled cider jelly

    Mulled Cider Jelly

    My Mulled Cider Jelly is a beautifully golden spiced apple jelly that’s an incredible addition to a fall cheese plate, or a simple turkey sandwich. It’s super quick to make, and…

  • spiced peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches is a retro recipe poised for a comeback. These easy classic Southern pickled peaches were always on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up, and I…

  • sweet hot red pepper jam in a jam pot with crackers

    Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam

    My Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam recipe is an awe inspiring ruby red color with an intense sweet and spicy flavor. Serve it to friends with cheese and crackers, save it…

  • rhubarb curd being spread on toast

    Rhubarb Curd

    My easy Rhubarb Curd recipe is a silky sweet/tart spread with the unforgettable flavor of fresh rhubarb. Spread it on toast, scones, biscuits, or just eat it out of the jar…

  • apricot jalapeño jam with cheese and crackers on a white marble surface

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam ~ it’s sweet, hot, sticky, and makes an insanely delicious appetizer with soft cheese and crackers. Do this hot pepper jam small batch refrigerator style, or can up…

  • Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes)

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes) ~ fruit butters are the ultimate summer treat ~ they turn a late season glut into the silkiest, most intensely flavored spread imaginable, and…

  • Hot pepper jelly in glass canning jars.

    My Favorite Hot Pepper Jelly Recipes

    Summer is hot pepper jelly making season, and there’s a jackpot of hot peppers in the farmers markets and grocery stores right now ~ maybe your garden is exploding with them!…

  • One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter Recipe

    One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter Recipe ~ this healthy small batch fruit butter has the flavor of fresh apples with just a hint of spice, and best of all, this…

  • Easy Low Sugar Wine Jelly

    This Easy Low Sugar Wine Jelly recipe takes just minutes, and its mellow, not-too-sweet flavor enhances everything from cheese and crackers to turkey sandwiches. Make some for yourself, then post the…

  • Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam

    Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam ~ I bet you’ve never tasted it, but that just means you’ll be all the more amazed when you do…this small batch vanilla scented grapefruit…

  • Blood Orange Jem ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Blood Orange Jam Recipe

    Blood Orange Jam ~ this easy small batch citrus jam has a bright delicate flavor with berry overtones, and a glorious color ~ with none of the bitterness of marmalade. I’ve…

  • Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter

    Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter is an easy, no sugar fruit spread for toast, biscuits, muffins, and scones, it’s also perfect for holiday gift giving!…

  • Bourbon Banana Butter

    Bourbon Banana Butter

    Bourbon Banana Butter ~ this fruit spread is the stuff of your wildest B&B fantasies ~ silky, rich, and a little bit decadent. Spread it on toast, biscuits, croissants, pancakes… let’s…

  • Spicy Pineapple Habanero Jam with cheese and crackers

    Pineapple Habanero Jam ~ just 3 ingredients!

    Pineapple Habanero Jam is a delicious no-sugar, no-pectin recipe — the heat and the sweet will duke it out in your mouth, and cheese and crackers will never be the same…

  • Easy no-pectin Clementine Jam

    Clementine Jam

    Clementine Jam has a unique, brilliantly fresh flavor that plays well with all kinds of toast, croissants, scones, and biscuits. It’s not a marmalade because there’s no bitter peel involved, it’s…

  • Fresh, bright, and creamy cranberry curd

    Microwave Cranberry Curd

    Microwave Cranberry Curd ~ a quick and easy method for making a thick tangy microwave cranberry curd — slather this gorgeous spread on biscuits, toast, scones, you name it!…

  • Golden pumpkin butter made easy in the crockpot

    Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

    Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter ~ this easy slow cooker pumpkin butter recipe is the first thing I make every fall. Slather it generously on muffins, croissants, toast, or biscuits (it’s heavenly…

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