Looking for some and unique jelly and jam recipes to make this summer?

It’s so much fun to create a jar of summer all on your own, and this post is full of some fabulously creative ideas! 

10 Unique Jam and Jelly Recipes

I absolutely love canning, one because I hate seeing anything go to waste, but two because – hello?

You can make some pretty delicious things!

From jellies and jams, to salsa’s and butters and many things in between.

Here are 10 of my favorite unique jelly or jam recipes.

Several I will be making this summer to try and some I will be making again because they have found a home in our kitchen. Enjoy!

Have a unique jelly recipe? Link it in the comments below!

1. Corn Cob Jelly  

Maybe the most unique Jelly I’ve made or even tried to date. I love this jelly,  it has an almost honey-like flavor to it, buttery and sweet.
It is also relatively easy for a beginner.

Corn Cob Jelly
This delicious Corn Cob Jelly is light, sweet and incredibly delicate and delicious. It tastes a whole lot like honey on anything you spread it on.
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A canning jar of corn cob jelly
Corn Cob Jelly

2 . Banana Jam

We’ve made something similar to this recipe, but definitely not this exact one. It is coming soon, but in the meantime, this recipe looks intriguing and we are definitely interested in trying it.
This would be fantastic on toast, pancakes and more.

Banana Jam
This banana jam recipe is great to make any time of year as the fruit is always readily available. It is one of the most budget friendly homemade jam recipes too, since overripe bananas are so inexpensive.
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Banana Jam
Banana Jam

3. Dandelion Jelly

We finally tried it out and OMG!

It’s not like Dandelions aren’t in abundance starting about now and continuing on all summer long.

It’s an easy to source recipe and tastes amazing!

It has a very light sweet floral taste that doesn’t scream dandelions when you taste it.

Dandelion Jelly
Beautiful  golden Dandelion Jelly tastes like sweet honey with a twist of citrus. Absolutely delicious on sandwiches, toast, bagels and english muffins.
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Dandelion Jelly
Dandelion Jelly

4. Watermelon Jelly

A sweet reminder of summer. The color, the flavor…

I love this Jelly and it make’s an awesome syrup for pancakes too.

It sort of tastes like a piece of watermelon candy in a jar.

Watermelon Jelly
The sweet taste of summer canned in a jar of Watermelon Jelly. This jelly is a sweet watermelon flavor, delicious and goes great on a slice of bread, topping pancakes or waffles or even used in fruit salad or baked goods.
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Watermelon Jelly
Watermelon Jelly

5. Honeysuckle Jelly

This Honeysuckle jelly is absolutely amazing. It is my favorite on the list.

Easily one of our most popular recipes for summer on the site too!

Simple childhood summers in a jar!

It has a light honey, very mild taste with a floral undertone. It’s so good.

Honeysuckle Jelly
Unique, fragrant Honeysuckle Jelly! Ingredients include fresh honeysuckle flowers, pectin, fresh lemon juice and sugar. This recipe tastes just like summer in a jar.
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Three stacked jars of Honeysuckle Jelly with blossoms around them.

6. Hot Pepper Jelly

Not only do I love the idea of this jelly from Averie Cooks, but I absolutely love how gorgeous it is.

This would make such a beautiful gift at holiday time, but I’ll be trying this one out after my peppers grow.

Hot Pepper Jelly
When Trader Joe’s decided to discontinue their Hot Pepper Jelly for the season (or maybe forever, who knows), I started going through hot pepper withdrawal.
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Hot Pepper Jelly
Hot Pepper Jelly

7. Blood Orange Marmalade

This was one of my favorites I have tried from the Put ‘Em Up Cookbooks. SO good!

Blood Orange Marmalade goes perfect with toast, bagels or even as a marinade for meats.

And a spoonful out of the jar isn’t bad either lol

Blood Orange Marmalade
A little bit of sunshine in a jar. This Blood Orange Marmalade has a sweet, yet subtly tart citrus flavor that makes you think of a sunny day! 
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Blood Orange Marmalade
Blood Orange Marmalade

8. Pineapple Jelly

Easily one of my very favorite fruits, I wonder why I have never tried this recipe from Colleen’s Recipes or any other for that matter.

Timeto change that and maybe even play a bit with the flavor profile beyond the simple pinapple.

Crushed Pineapple Jam
There are a thousand uses for a good pineapple jam: toast, muffins, ham glaze, roast chicken glaze, pork roast glaze, cookie fillings and ma…
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Crushed Pineapple Jam
pineapple jelly

9. Blueberry Lemon Basil Jam

This is a favorite jam recipe in our house. A Sweet and Summer-y spread.

The flavors compliment one another so well.

Definitely worth making and enjoying!

Blueberry Lemon Basil Jam
The sweet summery goodness of Blueberries, the tangy taste of lemon and the sweet spiciness of basil combines in this gorgeous and very delicious jam. Blueberry Lemon Basil Jam will quickly become a favorite!
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Blueberry Lemon Basil Jam

10. Pumpkin Jam

This pumpkin jam from My Island Bistro Kitchen is similar to one I tried this Fall.

We absolutely loved it, but I want to change it up a little and make something that literally tastes like Fall.

Regardless this is awesome and her recipe is pretty simple, a good one for sure!

Pumpkin Jam – My Island Bistro Kitchen
Pumpkin Jam is an old-fashioned colorful, moderately sweet, jam that is a fall treat.Best stored in refrigerator and eaten fresh within one month of making.
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Pumpkin Jam

We hope you found a unique jelly or jam recipe that you would like to try. While I know there are others out there, and I will update this as we go, these were my favorite finds!

What is your favorite special jelly to make?

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