Try this apple butter inspired by soft molasses cookies and apple spice cake. It is mildly sweetened with molasses for body and flavor, and good with peanut butter, waffles, pork chops, and roast turkey.
Homemade chutneys are a terrific way to amp up either a snack or a meal without adding too many extra calories or salt. Making chutney is easier than most jam recipes, and are a nice alternative to a bottle of wine for your host/hostess gift.
Classic bread and butter pickles get a spicy upgrade with the addition of sliced jalapenos. This is a subversive pickle -- the heat is masked by the sugar and vinegar at first, but soon the secret comes out. Hot Stuff Baby Tonight!
Homemade preserves and jams with farm-fresh fruit are the essence of rural Italian cuisine. This tangy marmalade has a unique, slightly tart aftertaste that is a fabulous contrast when paired with cheeses, crackers, and a sparkling white wine.