15 Sure Jell Recipes (Easy Homemade Jams)

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Have you ever tried making homemade jams and jellies? While store-bought ones are convenient, you can't match their taste, quality, and ingredients with jellies and jams that you can make at home.

Besides, with Sure Jell's premium fruit pectin, you can create mouthwatering jams and jellies in a flavor of your choice.

Sure Jell helps you to ace your recipe and allows you to create exceptional results. Whether you prefer enjoying these homemade goodies for breakfast or dinner, they add great taste to your food table, convincing you to want more.

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The best Sure Jell recipes are strawberry freezer jam, blackberry freezer jam, vanilla peach jam, orange marmalade, and many more. You can also use this ingredient to make scrumptious jellies in your kitchen. 

In this discourse, let's explore 15 Sure Jell recipes and experiment with new and old flavors.

15 Sure Jell Recipes

Sure Jell is a gelling agent that works as an excellent food thickener. You simply have to add powdered Jell to your recipes and achieve an optimum thickness in your food.

Below we have shared 15 recipes that require you to add Sure Jell and enjoy its benefits.

1. Strawberry Freezer Jam

Do you crave strawberry jam in your breakfast? If yes, prepare it at home with this recipe.

This jam is flavorful with an intense strawberry flavor. In addition, the jam contains less sugar, so it is pretty healthy.

You can spread the jam on your pancakes or bread and enjoy it with your morning coffee.

2. Blackberry Freezer Jam

Blackberries mixed with corn syrup and lemon juice make a great recipe. You should also add white sugar for that much-needed sweetness. However, if you are on a diet, you can opt for brown sugar instead but be mindful of the quantity.

3.  Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Jam

This jam is one of the best ones you can cook at home using Sure Jell. It caters to your spicy and sweet cravings with a simple recipe and very few ingredients.

If you find the jam too spicy, you can adjust the number of jalapenos in your recipe or reduce their seeds.

You can enjoy the jam with crackers and add them to your sandwiches. This jam also makes an excellent Christmas treat to give to your friends.

4. Vanilla Peach Jam

Have you ever tried combining the flavors of peach and vanilla? If not, you may want to try this combination when making your first homemade jam.

The jam can be enjoyed with warm toast. Besides, you can eat it with vanilla ice cream.

You can also add alcohol to your recipe. However, for an alcohol-free version, remove this ingredient, and it will taste as good as your expectations.

5. Pineapple Mango Hot Pepper Jam

During summer, no fruit works its magic more than mangoes. So, why not mix this fruit with pineapple chunks and add Sure Jell to make homemade jam?

This jam is perfect for people looking for a slightly spicy and sweet jam. In addition, it has got hot peppers, making it an ideal dip for savory snacks such as nachos and fries.

6. Apricot Preserves

If you have ever questioned your cooking skills before preparing a jam, know that you shouldn't do that anymore. Sure Jell makes sure that all your jams turn out great.

So, if you want to make an apricot jam, use this recipe religiously. You can follow the ingredients' quantities or decrease the cups of sugar for a healthy version.

7. Mulled Cider Jelly

This amazing jelly recipe doesn't go wrong. It tastes delicious and can be enjoyed with your sandwiches and cheese.

The recipe is gluten-free and ideal for vegetarians. To add spiciness to the jam, you can adjust the quantities of cardamom, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg.

Ensure to follow the correct quantity of Sure Jell to achieve a perfect thickness.

8. Orange Marmalade

Who doesn't love some old-school orange marmalade? The jam is a favorite of both kids and adults alike.

And the best thing is that you don't require many ingredients to make it. For instance, some lemons, oranges, butter mixed with Sure Jell, baking soda, and water would do.

9. Blueberry Peach Jam

You may have never tasted a jam with blueberries and peach flavors. However, when making it at home, you can experiment with any fruit you fancy and create your unique taste.

This recipe is easy to make and ideal for jams with a sweet and tangy flavor. You can enjoy this jam with cream, on bread, and even in your pudding.

Always make sure that you preserve the jam in an airtight container, so it stays fresh for an extended time.

10. Sea Grape Jelly

Raise your hands if you like sea grapes and hate wasting them. Sea grapes can be used to make a wonderful homemade jelly, courtesy of Sure Jell.

First, cook your sea grapes until they are soft. Then squeeze their juice, followed by adding all the ingredients. Let the jelly boil for a minute or two, and enjoy it with your favorite dessert.

11. Watermelon Jelly

Summer is the season of watermelon, and you can't just pass your time without enjoying this juicy and healthy fruit. Watermelon jelly uses watermelon juice combined with lemon juice and other essential ingredients to make a treat loved by everyone.

This refreshing jelly can be used to stop on pancakes or with your toasted bread. You can add it to your baked goods and fruit salads.

12. Strawberry and Banana Jam

Are you still looking for a Sure Jell jam recipe to blow your mind? If yes, we can't recommend the strawberry and banana jam enough.

This jam can easily remind you of your childhood, courtesy of two fruits most children enjoy growing up. Besides, it is easy to make, and the results are always remarkable.

You can add a few tablespoons of lemon juice to the mix to elevate the flavor of the fruits and create a tangy-flavored jam.

13. Scuppernong Jelly

This name may confuse you if you are new to the jelly-making business. But believe us, that scuppernong jelly is a unique flavor that your family would love.

This is a Southern treat, often made by using scuppernong grapes. However, plain grapes would also do if you can't find them.

We suggest you make different batches with various grapes to have a unique flavored jelly at home.

Since this jelly is sweet, you can add it to baked goods such as cakes and pastries.

14. Dandelion Jelly

Do you know you can capture your favorite flower's flavor in a delicious jelly? Dandelion jelly is unique yet very quick to make.

You have to steep the petals in water and make dandelion tea. Then add lemon juice with Sure Jell to create a fantastic and thick jelly.

15. Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

If your desserts and breakfast meals crave a wholesome jam, brace yourself with a strawberry rhubarb jam recipe. This jam is delicious and has the perfect tangy and sweet taste to make all tastebuds dance with joy.

Besides, the jam is pretty rich and juicy. So you don't get a dry mouth after enjoying it with toast.

If you crave homemade jam and jelly, make sure that you store Sure Jell in your pantry. This is the perfect ingredient to add adequate thickness to your jam mix to create a delicious recipe in your kitchen.


Sure jell Strawberry Jam

Sure Jell Strawberry Jam

This Sure Jell recipe is delicious and tempting. It uses sugar, strawberries, and Sure Jell cooked to perfection to make a scrumptious jam.
4.53 from 21 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Jam, sure jell, Sure Jell Strawberry Jam
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 5 cups ripe strawberries
  • 1 Sure Jell box 1.75 oz
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 5 cups sugar


  • Crush all strawberries so they make exactly five cups of fruit.
  • Add fruit in a saucepan and mix it with Sure Jell.
  • Add in butter and let the mixture boil.
  • Stir constantly on high heat and add in sugar.
  • Boil on high heat for one minute while stirring, and then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Remove the foam using a spoon.
  • Finally, add the prepared jam to the jars.
  • Let the jars and jam cool down before putting them in your freezer.


Calories: 688kcal Carbohydrates: 175g Protein: 1g Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g Trans Fat: 0.04g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 187mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 172g Vitamin A: 44IU Vitamin C: 71mg Calcium: 21mg Iron: 1mg


Before you add your prepared jam to a jar, ensure to sterilize your jars and clean them properly. If possible, keep the jars at room temperature, so they don't turn hot when you transfer your fresh jam into them.
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11 thoughts on “15 Sure Jell Recipes (Easy Homemade Jams)

  1. I am also having trouble with my jelly jelling. And why don't we get the recipe paper in the boxes? Please send me the recipe for raspberry and Strawberry frreezer jelly or jam. The one that you mix the sugar and fruit stirring for 10 minutes. Boil surejell for 1 minute and then add to fruit mixture and stir for 3 minutes. I need the exact fruit measurements.

    1. Hello! I bought the 6 pack w/ 6boxes. No recipe inside box as it usually is. Opened 3 of the 6 boxes. What’s Up SureJell?9

  2. 5 stars
    I am having trouble this year with my jelly jelling I do it by the recipe but it does not jell I am using the yellow box the date is good is anyone else having this problem

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