6 Jams and Jellies That Taste Like Summer in a Jar

Small batch preserves so good you'll want to eat them by the spoonful.

1

Girl Meets Dirt Italian Plum & Anise Hyssop Archipelago Preserves

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Crafted by hand from fruit from centuries old-orchards deep in Washington State's San Juan Islands, this dark, rich plum jam makes a decadent topping for morning toast or a sophisticated pairing with soft cheese.

To buy: $12 for 7.75 ounces, girlmeetsdirt.com.

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2

Blue Chair Dry Farmed Tomato Jam

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Plump California Early Girl tomatoes are cooked down with a pinch of sugar and a splash of lemon juice to produce this lip smacking gem. Use it plain or as a perfect accent in a grilled cheese or BLT.

To buy: $13 for 6 ounces, shop.bluechairfruit.com and food52.com.

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3

Gregory Benjamin Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Preserves

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Skip the effort of firing up the oven and enjoy the fresh taste of strawberry rhubarb pie straight from a jar. This sweet and juicy jam from an award-winning Pennsylvania producer is to die for slathered on cream biscuits or scones.

To buy: $13.50 for 16 ounces, gregorybenjaminsbest.com.

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4

Laura Ann's Jams Blackberry Bay Leaf

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Soft chunks of blackberry marry with an aromatic note of bay leaf in this seductive spread made by a punk rock drummer turned professional preserver. Because it has a pleasantly loose consistency, it is also tailor-made for spooning over plain yogurt or ice cream.

To buy: $8.99 for 8 ounces, lauraannsjams.com.

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5

Butcher's Bunches Dirty Diana Cherry Jam

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Utah may have a reputation as a dry state, but teetotalers, take note: before they're crushed and cooked down into a luscious spread, the tart Brigham City sour cherries at the heart of this irresistible jam are given a long soak in passion fruit rum.

To buy: $9 for 10 ounces, butchersbunches.com and amazon.com.

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6

Blackberry Farm Grilled Grape Jam

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Forget everything you think you know about grape jelly. This heady sweet and savory spread from the kitchens of the legendary Tennessee resort is smoky and decidedly adult: the perfect companion for grilled sausages or Monte Cristo sandwiches.

To buy: $13 for 7.75 ounces, adminblackberryfarm.com.

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