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3 Simple Jam Recipes That'll Take Your PB&J Sandwich to the Next Level

Who doesn't love a nice, nutty, and fruity peanut butter and jelly sandwich? If you want a fresher and healthier alternative to store-bought jelly, there are tons of lovely jam recipes that you can make right in your own kitchen. 


Homemade Cherry Jam (Veena Azmanov)

This Homemade Cherry Jam recipe from Veena Azmanov is a lovely jam recipe that only takes four ingredients to make - cherries, sugar, lemon juice and butter. If you're trying to avoid sugar, you can substitute natural sweeteners like Stevia or coconut sugar in place of the regular sugar.

"I’ve always used less sugar as you can see in this recipe below as well, I have one part fruit and only half part sugar? But I  can tell you that this jam is the best jam you will ever eat. Why ? because it’s bursting with fruit goodness not loaded with sugar." 


  • Cherries – 1 kg (2 1/4 lbs)
  • Sugar – 500 grams (2 1/2 Cup)
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  • Butter – 1 tsp

via Homemade Cherry Jam (Veena Azmanov)


Homemade Tart Cranberry Jam in Ten Minutes (Cupcake Project)

Cupcake Project has a recipe called Homemade Tart Cranberry Jam in Ten Minutes. And this recipe really gives you a jar of delicious, wholesome homemade jam in a jiffy! It also requires just a few ingredients - cranberries, sugar, butter, orange zest and liquid pectin.

"This SIMPLE cranberry jam was as good as, if not better than, any store-bought jam I’ve had.  Knowing what I now know about how easy it is to make, I don’t know why I’d ever buy it again.  This same technique would work with all different kinds of berries."


  • 1 pound frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar if you prefer a sweeter jam, you can add more sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest optional
  • 3 tablespoons liquid fruit pectin be sure to use the liquid kind and not the powdered kind

via Homemade Tart Cranberry Jam in Ten Minutes (Cupcake Project)


Homemade Low Sugar Cinnamon Plum Jam (Happy Foods Tube)

Try this Homemade Low Sugar Cinnamon Plum Jam recipe from Happy Foods Tube and it will be a go-to jam recipe for the rest of your life! With only three ingredients, you'll be surprised at how plums, brown sugar and cinnamon sticks can transform into a lovely jam you can enjoy any time of the day. 

"If you have lots of plums on hand make this homemade low sugar cinnamon plum jam! It is low in sugar, spreads perfectly and tastes of cinnamon. A perfect option for those who prefer cutting down the sugar intake!"


  • 4.4 lb Plums , ripe (2kg)
  • 10 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks

via Homemade Low Sugar Cinnamon Plum Jam (Happy Foods Tube)


Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

Trying to lower your white sugar intake? Then start with a good batch of perfectly ripe fruits in season! Using naturally sweet fruits will allow you to lessen the additional white sugar in the recipe without sacrificing flavor.  

Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

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