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I love jam and jelly. It’s great with so many things, from PB&J to oatmeal, to peach-smothered pork chops(as a bonus I’m sharing that recipe at the bottom, too). I was surprised to learn that homemade jam is incredibly easy to make, and even better, you know exactly what’s going in it. About a year ago, I ended up with all kinds of fresh produce that was locally grown. I knew I’d never use it all before it went bad, so I started looking up recipes, and of course jelly recipes came up.
Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite jam recipes from around the web, made from apples, pears, pumpkin, peaches, and even hot peppers for those of you who like a little spice . Some of these are so easy they can be made in the slow cooker! It doesn’t get muc
h better than that. And none of them are made with pectin. It may just be me, but I don’t like jams and jellies made with pectin.
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
This recipe is super easy and tastes amazing! Find the recipe here. You can make it a little on the chunky side or blend it if you prefer it smoother.
Spiced Pear Butter
This is another one that’s made in the slow cooker. This is one of my husband’s favorites and is great on toast. Get the recipe here.
This is my personal favorite and is made with only 3 ingredients. It tastes just like summer in a jar! You can also use almost any fruit in place of the peaches. The recipe is here.
Hot Pepper Jelly
I am not a fan of spicy foods but my husband loves this one. Here is the recipe.
Spiced Pumpkin Butter
This recipe is fantastic! I like to make it with fresh pumpkin that I’ve prepared myself. Get the recipe here.
Bonus: Peach Smothered Pork Chops
These are hands down the best pork chops I’ve ever had. I love to cook these up with homemade peach jam.
What are your favorite homemade jam and jelly recipes? Let me know in the comments below!