I love searching for unique and tasty jam recipes, especially during the summer months, when many Irish and American fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready for harvesting.
Jam making is part of Irish traditional cooking. The Irish truly appreciate a good jam. We love spreading jam on toast, slathering it on our scones, and baking sweet and delicious jammy treats.
Table of Contents
- Favorite Irish Jams
- Carrot Jam by Veggie Desserts
- Pineapple Jam by Three Olives Branch
- Plum Jam by Sweet and Savory Meals
- Fig and Ruby Port Jam by What A Girl Eats
- Peach Freezer Marmalade by Grits and Gouda
- Blackberry Apple Jam by Fab Food 4 All
- Blueberry Chia Jam by Through the Fibro
- Peach Cobbler Jam by Forking Good Food
- Rhubarb Juniper Berry Jam by Bake School
- Berry Chia Jam by Clean Plate Mama
- Pineapple Habanero Jam by The Practical Kitchen
- Marrow Jam by Greedy Gourmet
- Bacon Jam by Savoring the Good
- Jalapeño Peach Jam by Feast for a Fraction
- Blackberry Whiskey Jam by Irish American Mom
- Sterilizing Jars for Jam Making
- Thank You To Our Contributors
Favorite Irish Jams
The most popular varieties sold in Irish food stores are strawberry jam and raspberry jam, but you'll find a wide variety of different flavors using some unique fruits.
Blackberry jam is made in early autumn when the hedgerows of Ireland are full of juicy, ripe fruit.
Other favorites include rhubarb and ginger jam, blackcurrant jam, gooseberry jam, and blackberry jam.
Today, I'm delighted to share a collection of reader and food blogger recipes, featuring unique and tasty jams from around the internet.
Perhaps you'll find a new jam to make and try out.
Let's get started with a unique veggie jam...
This jam is unique and tasty! Have you ever had carrot jam?
Believe it or not this jam uses just three ingredients - carrots of course, with lemon and sugar.
This pineapple jam is so sweet and unique.
You're going to want to try it on all kinds of toast!
Or perhaps you could try adding it to some homemade scones.
This plum jam is dark, sweet and pairs perfectly with toast at breakfast.
Plums add sweetness and tanginess to this homemade jam, making it a great choice for baking and dessert recipes.
I love to add a layer of plum jam, just underneath the plums and on top of the pastry, for a delicious plum galette.
Figs and ruby port pair perfectly to make a really wonderful jam recipe. You are sure to savor this flavor!
This is a perfect jam for the festive season. Try it on a cheese board with some dried fruit.
This peach jam is made in the freezer for an easy way to preserve some summer flavors for later.
Orange peel turns jam into marmalade, a favorite condiment in Ireland.
Love both apples and blackberries?
Then you are going to be berry happy with this jam recipe!
This jam is a favorite early autumn or fall jam in Ireland, when blackberries and apples are in season. This version is made with no added pectin.
This jam is juicy, sweet, and will help satisfy your hunger with tasty chia seeds!
Why not top a bowl of porridge (oatmeal) with this indulgent treat.
Chia adds a little extra protein, so it's a great way to round out breakfast.
This jam tastes just like peach cobbler! So good!
This is a perfect jam recipe for summer, when peaches are ripe and ever so sweet.
So why not savor summer mornings, with a slice of peach cobbler toast.
This jam is so unique. It is made with rhubarb and juniper berries!
Rhubarb grows extremely well in Irish gardens, and is a favorite part of Irish summer recipes.
The usual Irish rhubarb jam combination is rhubarb and ginger, but I love this combination with juniper berries.
This mix of berries and chia seeds is just the thing for a seasonal jam to spread on all kinds of bread!
This jam combines raspberries and strawberries with some chia seeds for a little extra healthy benefits
This sweet and spicy jam has so many delicious flavors inside. It's perfect for adding to cheese boards with its unique and zesty taste.
This jam uses pectin to help set the pineapple and chilis.
This marrow jam makes good use of those oversized courgettes!
Such a great jam to preserve your garden produce.
It's also a wonderfully unique jam to share with family and friends.
Have you ever had bacon jam on a breakfast sandwich? Talk about an immediate elevation and a great start to any morning.
This Paleo friendly bacon jam recipe boasts the perfect touch of sweetness, but you're in for a surprise.
The multi-layered flavors of this jam include a hint of thyme, bourbon and espresso.
Spice things up with this jam recipe.
Peaches and jalapeños come together to kick your taste buds into high gear.
Plus this recipe is created using an instant pot or pressure cooker for speedy jam making.
Blackberry jam is sweet, but this recipe kicks it up a notch with a touch of warm tones from Irish whiskey.
This is a perfect jam for Irish raisin tea scones served with butter and jam, and of course, a cuppa tea.
Perhaps you are scared to start jam making, because you fear the complexities of the jarring or canning process.
Don't be afraid to give it a try. It's far easier than you might think, especially when you're working on a small scale for relatively small batches of jams and condiments.
You can check out my tutorial for easy, peasy jam jar or mason jar sterilizing techniques, to give you some jam making inspiration.
Thank You To Our Contributors
Many thanks to all of the contributors to this round up post, who graciously granted me permission to share their photographs and recipes.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning from all these wonderful jam makers from around the world.
I hope you found a favorite jam in our wonderful selection of American and Irish jams above.
Thanks so much for following my recipes and ramblings.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom