If you’re looking for an unusual jam recipe, you’re in the right place. These are some fantastic, unusual jam recipes to give as gifts, test your canning skills, stretch your imagination, and get you out of a canning rut.
One quick note about the following jams + Instant Pots. Many of the following recipes use an Instant Pot to cook the jam, and you should not use an Instant Pot to preserve the jars. I expound on the safety of doing so in this post.
Unusual Jam Recipes
I’m your huckleberry! Huckleberry jam in your instant pot is unusual and delicious!
Not a canning recipe, and just 2 ingredients with very simple steps! I especially love how this blogger uses a blender with this unusual recipe.
A tasty unusual jam recipe that you can freeze! Great on top of chicken or pork or simply with cream cheese and crackers. Don’t be shy; it has just the right amount of heat.
Kiwi Fruit Chia Seed Jam Recipe: This kiwi fruit chia seed jam recipe is fresh and refreshing. It’s easy, healthy, vegan, and plant-based. Kiwi jelly is perfect on whole-wheat toast or pancakes.
This lovely, easy recipe is amazing and turns out well even if you’ve never tried making jam before! The almond of the Amaretto goes perfectly with the plums and makes it a real treat too – perfect with scones for a grown-up afternoon tea.
This mouthwatering pineapple jam is like spreading Hawaiian sunshine on your toast. It’s addictive, and so easy to make – no pectin needed. Who knew you could make jam in an Instant Pot?
This watermelon jam is so simple to make, tastes amazing and turns out perfect every time! This is the only watermelon jam recipe you’ll ever need! If you are a beginner who wants a foolproof method of making watermelon jam, look no further!
Easy and quick fig jam you can make in the Instant Pot or any other pressure cooker. For this recipe, you can use all varieties of figs (green, purple, red …). Delicious on toast, with cheese and foie gras.
A deliciously tart, wild plum jam perfect for using as a breakfast preserve or as a condiment on cheese platters. Includes directions for using both wild plums or commercially grown fruit.
An easy way to preserve excess pears in preparation for winter or simply a tasty treat to make for a fun, pear preserves are easy to make and require no special skills or equipment.
Filled with Vitamin C and iron, mulberries are little powerhouses of nutrients. Harness the goodness of mulberries with this simple and delicious homemade mulberry jam recipe.
No pectin required for this easy peasy jam recipe. Blueberry jam is naturally sweetened, with a touch of tart, and made using chia seeds for added protein. It’s simply delicious with only 15 minutes of active time required.
With fresh apples and pears plus a variety of spices, this homemade spiced apple and pear jam is the definition of fall. Be careful though as it is so good you’ll be wanting it year-round.
Making fresh cherry jam is a summer treat! Our Sweet Cherry Jam with Merlot Wine is a fun recipe for farm-fresh summer cherries! It’s great on toast, on soft creamy cheeses and vanilla ice cream!
A beautiful, tangy sugar-free blueberry jam thickened with chia seeds and flavored with lime. This blueberry jam is absolutely delicious and perfect for any low carb keto diet.
Cinnamon eggplant jam with walnuts is a unique Middle Eastern recipe that will make your whole house smell like Christmas! Mini eggplants are kept as a whole and cooked with sugar and spice until a jam consistency is reached.
This delicious 3-ingredient carrot jam is based on a recipe from 1865. It’s bright, tasty and super-easy with no unusual equipment needed. It tastes like an apricot jam!
My dear neighbor gave me 20 figs from her fig tree. I knew it was time to make some fig jam! It’s easy to make and full of all-natural ingredients. Perfect for a farm to table (or yard to a table)
Cherry jam can be prepared with sour or sweet cherries. Sour cherries make a great choice because the sour flavors are in balance with the sweet sugar .
Mango jam is a rare sweet treat! Not all mangoes are the same and some are more challenging than others when used in a jam. This recipe covers 2 ways to prepare your mango jam. It all depends on your mango variety.
Papaya fruits can be turned into a beautiful jam with the help of some lemon or lime. This jam recipe is a real tropical fruit jam and you need to have tried it if you are raving sunny vibes!
Pineapple Freezer Jam is a fun and tropical twist on your everyday jam. Sweet, with a bright and fresh pineapple flavor, this jam is made on the stovetop in minutes and will keep in the freezer for a year.
Sweet and spicy, you will want this Red Pepper Jelly in your fridge and pantry. Learn how to can these jars…perfect for snacks, sandwiches, and gifts!
How to make homemade Peach Jam with pectin in your Instant Pot or other pressure cookers with just a few simple pantry ingredients.
Looking for another way to use zucchini this summer? Why not try jam? It’s delicious, and a great sneaky way to get your veggies.
Kiwi jam is a beautiful speckled green in the jars, and it’s full of tropical flavor. It comes together with just a few ingredients, no pectin needed.
The perfect healthy jam to spread on your morning toast or add to a nut butter sandwich. Raw, naturally sweet, and packed with healthy chia seed omega 3s, you’ll be happily spreading this raw raspberry fig chia jam on everything!
Rhubarb & Gin Jam is made with forced rhubarb and has a beautiful pink color and a clean, fresh flavor with a gentle hint of vanilla from the seeds which are flecked throughout. Even if you’re not a gin lover you will love this jam!
Pumpkin & Ginger Jam is unusual as its flavor leans more towards marmalade than jam due to the ginger and lemon but there is also the subtle sweetness of pumpkin shining through. This is the perfect breakfast preserve.
Elderberry together with Chia seeds make a powerful combination full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances that can help you overcome this demanding flu and cold season.
They are the fruit of rose plants that contain their seeds. The preparation of the rosehip jam is not easy, but the taste is rewarding.
Think of it as a sweet and savory relish made from bacon. It is a little smoky, a little sweet, and 100% delicious. We all know that bacon makes everything better.
There is nothing better than fresh, in-season strawberries. I used a few from the farms around here to create this amazing strawberry basil jam recipe.
Cranberry Bacon Jam Recipe- made with or without cranberries, this deliciously addicting, sweet and salty combination is made with easy to find ingredients such as onions, bacon, brown sugar, and cranberries. Simmered slowly, this bacon jam is best enjoyed with fresh bread, crackers, or on top of your favorite burger.
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