Jam and Preserve Making Recipes Seasonal Treats

How do you make Winter Warm Plum Chutney | Find a recipe for Winter Warm Plum Chutney

Winter Warm Plum Chutney

Lovely warm spices give this chutney a great flavour

How do you make Bramble Brandy | Find a recipe for Bramble Brandy

Bramble Brandy

Sweeter than Sloe Gin, this liqueur is beautifully warm and fruity

How do you make Tarragon Mustard | Find a recipe for Tarragon Mustard

Tarragon Mustard

A delicate flavour, summery and fresh

How do you make Candied Peel | Find a recipe for Candied Peel

Candied Peel

Easy to make, appears fiddly but takes only a few minutes each day

How do you make Cranberry Relish | Find a recipe for Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

This has a well rounded fruity flavour - nothing acidic about it

How do you make Luxury Mincemeat | Find a recipe for Luxury Mincemeat

Luxury Mincemeat

This is a delicious mincemeat with a lovely buttery flavour

How do you make Maraschino Cherries | Find a recipe for Maraschino Cherries

Maraschino Cherries

Nothing like the bright red sticky cherries found in cocktails - these are deep, dark and dangerous!

How do you make Preserved Lemons | Find a recipe for Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons

These lemons are traditionally used in Middle Eastern cooking but are a delicious addition to any casserole or stew. Try chopping finely and adding to plain yohurt as a dressing for salads or curry

How do you make Blackcurrant Vinegar | Find a recipe for Blackcurrant Vinegar

Blackcurrant Vinegar

This vinegar is such a great colour and flavour, one of the first in the preserving year

How do you make Lemon or Lime Cordial | Find a recipe for Lemon or Lime Cordial

Lemon or Lime Cordial

So easy to make, citrus cordials are absolutely unlike anything commercially produced

How do you make Red Cabbage & Beetroot with Balsamic & Prunes | Find a recipe for Red Cabbage & Beetroot with Balsamic & Prunes

Red Cabbage & Beetroot with Balsamic & Prunes

A dark, unctious, glossy chutney just perfect with Christmas buffets

How do you make Beetroot & Elderberry Chutney | Find a recipe for Beetroot & Elderberry Chutney

Beetroot & Elderberry Chutney

Superb Autumn chutney made with a hedgerow harvest

How do you make Chilli Jam | Find a recipe for Chilli Jam

Chilli Jam

Make this as hot as you like and then use it on things and in things!

How do you make Herb Salt | Find a recipe for Herb Salt

Herb Salt

One of the best things you can ever make to bring instant flavour to everyday cooking

How do you make Elderflower Champagne | Find a recipe for Elderflower Champagne

Elderflower Champagne

You want your party to go with a bang?!

How do you make Pesto | Find a recipe for Pesto


This pesto is one of the best things I have ever made and elevates even simple pasta to a delicious meal

How do you make Mostarda di Frutta | Find a recipe for Mostarda di Frutta

Mostarda di Frutta

More of a mustard pickle, this traditional Italian preserve is surprising, delicious and addictive!

How do you make Salad Cream | Find a recipe for Salad Cream

Salad Cream

Old fashioned it may be but I think it's delicious!

How do you make Brandied Plums | Find a recipe for Brandied Plums

Brandied Plums

A boozy, delicious jar of plums all ready to be served with good ice-cream, pavlova, cream and/or shortbread

How do you make Amaretto | Find a recipe for Amaretto


Deliciously easy, economical and a delight to receive as a gift or a hamper treat

How do you make Orange, Thyme and Rosemary Herb Salt | Find a recipe for Orange, Thyme and Rosemary Herb Salt

Orange, Thyme and Rosemary Herb Salt

In the words of our photographer - this is amazing on chips!

How do you make Marjorie's Mincemeat | Find a recipe for Marjorie's Mincemeat

Marjorie's Mincemeat

A dark and delicious mincemeat - with no added fat, ideal for vegans

How do you make Dijon Mustard | Find a recipe for Dijon Mustard

Dijon Mustard

As smooth as Sacha Distell - this traditional mustard from France cooked, briefly, but made in moments

How do you make Chocolate Liqueur | Find a recipe for Chocolate Liqueur

Chocolate Liqueur

this is very chocolatey, very creamy, very delicious

How do you make Ginger Beer | Find a recipe for Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer

Refreshing, sparkiling but not sugary sweet - the perfect choice for a soft drink - for Summer or parties

How do you make Red Onion Relish | Find a recipe for Red Onion Relish

Red Onion Relish

Delicious with all kinds of cold meats, cheese, barbeques this relish is easy to make and loved by all

How do you make Chicken Seasoning | Find a recipe for Chicken Seasoning

Chicken Seasoning

Easy to make from ground spices and delicious on any poultry used as a rub before cooking

How do you make Mixed Spice | Find a recipe for Mixed Spice

Mixed Spice

If you make your own Christmas cakes and puddings - mincemeats, then you need to make this Mixed Spice to take them to the next level - it's fab!

How do you make Spiced Pickled Pears | Find a recipe for Spiced Pickled Pears

Spiced Pickled Pears

A piquant mix of sweet pears, spices and vinegar - goes beautifully with cold meats and cheese

How do you make Figs in Balsamic Vinegar | Find a recipe for Figs in Balsamic Vinegar

Figs in Balsamic Vinegar

Dark and dangerous - these figs are very moreish! Use leftover balsamic to drizzle over salad or bruschetta