Jam is the essence of summer. It’s fruity and fresh—especially when homemade. Never made jam from scratch before? Try these five easy recipes below.

Raspberry-Strawberry Honey Jam

Photo courtesy of Wicked Good Kitchen

This homemade jam is bursting with ripe berry flavor and a hint of honey. It’s also paleo-friendly and can be refrigerated for on-the-go snacks.

Fig Ginger Jam

Photo courtesy Chef In You

This low sugar jam uses fresh ingredients and has a bit of a pleasantly spicy kick to it. If you’ve overloaded yourself with berries this summer, figs are a delicious alternative. 

Blueberry Jam

Photo courtesy of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

If you’re a big fan of blueberries then you’re going to love this recipe for blueberry jam. It uses fresh blueberries and is ridiculously easy to make.  Plus, you’re getting a good amount of healthy antioxidants!

Blackberry Jam 

Photo courtesy of Four Marrs One Venus 

Prefer blackberries to the other colors of berries? This jam recipe is perfect and perfectly easy. Just a few ingredients and 30 minutes to your favorite kind of jam.

Apricot Jam

Photo courtesy of My Kaotic Kitchen 

Apricots are a sweet reminder of summer’s presence, which is why there’s nothing quite like apricot jam. This recipe is sweet and tasty on toast with some sweet iced tea on a hot summer day.