Gluten-free Quick Fruit Herb Jams

Simple Fruit Herb Jam Recipe

Every once in a while I get this idea that I am someone I’m not. Like when I decide I’m really Martha Stewart and can fashion a 10-foot Christmas tree out of gilded pinecones. Or when I decide I’m really Michelle Kwan and try to ice skate.

With the markets bursting with gorgeous summer fruit and my herb garden ridiculously abundant I began to think I am some sort of domestic goddess who can make jam.

I have made uber simple jams in the past; no canning or pectin and they are fabulous but I wanted to see if I could make something that could last a little longer than a week. I did not, however, want to relive a past canning experiment that ended in shattered glass and peaches all over my kitchen.

This Simple Fruit Herb Jam recipe is somewhere between full-on canning and 1 week jam; it lasts a month in the refrigerator. A combination of seasonal fruit, fresh herbs, Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Sugar, some lemon juice, pectin and clean jars is basically all you need.

I made three different jams combining fruit and herbs. If you haven’t tried mixing herbs with fresh summer fruits, you must! It adds that little something special.

If you have never tried pairing herbs and fruit, here is a little guide to help get you started:

Basil:
• Apricots
• Berries
• Figs
• Peaches
• Plums

Mint:
• Berries
• Figs
• Dates
• Melons
• Citrus
• Cherries
• Apricots
• Plums
• Peaches
• Apples
• Pears

Thyme:
• Cherries
• Peaches
• Pears
• Figs

Lavender:
• Berries
• Lemon
• Peaches

Cilantro:
• Apples
• Mangos
• Pears
• Melons

Here are some combos I tried and liked:

Gluten-Free-Peach-Basil-Quick-Jam

Peach & Basil

Gluten-Free-Cherry-Thyme-Quick-Jam

Cherry & Thyme

Gluten-Free-Strawberry-Peach-Mint-Quick-Jam

Strawberry, Peach & Mint

I hope this inspires you to get into the kitchen and make some jam – trust me – it will make you feel like a domestic goddess (or god as the case might be)!

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Gluten-free Quick Fruit Herb Jams
Basic Simple Fruit Herb Jam Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 pints
Calories: 786 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 4 cups fruit chopped
  • 2 cups Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered pectin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs minced
Instructions
  1. Stir fruit and sugar together in a saucepan. Let sit for 10 minutes. Add the pectin and lemon juice. Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low cook, stirring, for 3 more minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the herbs. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the jam into clean jars. Cover with the lids. Let cool completely. Refrigerate for up to 1 month.
Nutrition Facts
Basic Simple Fruit Herb Jam Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 786 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 356mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 194g 65%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 168g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 19.1%
Vitamin C 11.2%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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