Seasonal September Recipes: Jams & Preserves

seasonal September recipes

September typically marks the end of the summer berry season in the UK, as Autumn rolls in. But this doesn’t mean that all fruits are now past their best! Why not make the most of the time of year by trying some seasonal September recipes for jams and preserves?

End Of Season (Make the most of these fruits before they disappear!): Apricots, Blueberries, Peaches and Raspberries.

Coming Into Season: Apples, Figs, Pears and Plums.

In Season Now: Blackberries, Grapes, Melons, Nectarines and Tomatoes.

Good To Know have a fantastic comprehensive guide to seasonal food, as they list all the fruit, veg and meat that is in season month-by-month. There are so many seasonal September recipes for fruit and veg to choose from, but here are the best ones that we’ve come across recently.

Chutney Recipes

tomato chutney
Easy Tomato Chutney

This simple Tomato Chutney is the perfect pairing for cheese; whether it’s as part of a tasty butty or posh cheeseboard! You can make a fresh batch in just 40 minutes, then just leave it to cool and it can be kept for up to 4 weeks.

Ingredients: Red Onions, Tomatoes, Fresh Red Chilli, Red Wine Vinegar and Brown Sugar.

Find the full recipe at Jamie Oliver.

Apple & Raisin Chutney

This chutney has a slight Christmassy feel to it, but tastes delicious all year round! Why not serve this with crackling pork as part of your next Sunday Roast?

Ingredients: Malt Vinegar, Dark Brown Soft Sugar, Red Onions, Allspice Berries, Granny Smith Apples, Raisins, Yellow Mustard Seeds and Sea Salt.

Find the full recipe at Delicious Magazine.

Jam Recipes

plum jam
Low-Sugar Plum Jam

In the UK, a jam isn’t considered a jam until it has a total sugar content of 60% or more! This low-sugar plum ‘jam’ only contains 25% sugar, so technically isn’t a jam- but it is perfect for those trying to watch their weight. The natural sweetness of the plums and tanginess of lemon is all the sugary goodness you need…

Ingredients: Plums, Sugar and Lemons.

Find the full recipe at Matters Of The Belly.

Fresh Fig Jam

Figs are one of those fruits that we tend to forget about, but when we taste it again after a while, it’s hard to see why it’s not a staple in our diets! Make the most of this fabulous fruit by creating a fresh fig jam that is ideal for spreading over toast, pairing with cheese or putting in a lovely cold cut meat sandwich.

Ingredients: Figs, Caster Sugar, Lemons and Vanilla Beans.

Find the full recipe at All Recipes.

Pickle Recipes

pickled pears
Pickled Pears

This recipe is inspired by a Northern Italian condiment called Mostarda, which is candied fruit and flavoured syrup. Traditionally it is eaten with cold meats, but we think it would also taste fantastic when sliced up into a crisp salad.

Ingredients: Granulated Sugar, Cider Vinegar, Cloves, Allspice Berries, Cinnamon Sticks, Lemon Zest, Pears and Rosemary Sprigs.

Find the full recipe at Waitrose.

Pickled Red Grapes

If you’re anything like us, you would have initially recoiled at the thought of pickled grapes. But just like pickled pears, they make the perfect accompaniment to a salad or served alongside a posh cheeseboard!

Ingredients: Red Grapes, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Granulated White Sugar, Cinnamon Stick, Vanilla Beans, Cloves, Black Peppercorns and Yellow Mustard Seeds.

Find the full recipe at Serious Eats.

Great Value Preserve Jars

Jam’s taste even better when served from glass jam jars, and luckily we’ve got plenty of them here at!  With sizes ranging from a tiny 30ml right up to a big 720ml, you’re sure to find the perfect packaging options for your seasonal September recipes.

preserve jars

All our jars are available to buy with no minium order quantity, so you can order just 1 jar if you want to try before you buy more. All our items are priced in tiers so that, no matter how many you order, you will always be getting the best price per unit!

Why not browse our whole glass jam jar collection?

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