It’s easy to sweeten up your life with these amazing jams, relishes, preserves and chutneys! Our awesome bloggers have plenty of tips for how to make sweet and savory options, so that you can add them to any dish that your heart desires. Check out our Food Monster App for more incredible recipes, but first get started with these Blogger Tips!

1. Spicy and Tangy

Spicy Plum and Apple Chutney 2

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Beginning with the slightly unexpected: spicy and tangy jams, relishes, preserves and chutneys! You might think more sweet when it comes to these recipes (or at least when it comes to jams and preserves), but these awesome sauces can be served in a variety of different styles and flavors, including spicy. Find out for yourself with this fruity and tangy Spicy Plum and Apple Chutney from Rachel Clarke! You’ll love this Red Chili Jam from Gabriela Lupu if you enjoy some heat. For a vegetable option instead of fruit, go with Ksenia PrintsMarinated Red Pepper Preserves! The tanginess of garlic adds a fun flavor element to Kushi‘s Garlic Chutney and Rinku Bhattacharya‘s Mint and Cilantro Chutney With Ginger.

2. Vegetable Bases

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Vegetables pair amazingly with both sweet and savory flavors, and are more amazing in jams, preserves, relishes and chutneys than you may have ever known! Jam isn’t just for fruit anymore with this Tomato Jam from Melanie Jacobs that would be amazing on top of avocado toast! Tomato also shines in Rinku Bhattacharya‘s Bengali Tomato Chutney With Ginger. Your veggie dog will be taken to the next level when you serve this Sweet Zucchini Relish from Molly Patrick at the next picnic, and fruit and veggies come together to create the most perfect and delicious combo in this Mango Cucumber Relish from Nita Ragoonanan. Speaking of fruit…

3. Fruit Bases

Raw Cranberry Chutney

Image Source: Raw Cranberry Chutney


These fruit based sauces are perfectly sweet, a little tart, and absolutely tasty. You’ll never run out of things that pair perfectly with this Raw Cranberry Chutney from Selva Wohlgemuth! Impress your party guests and elevate your vegan cheese plate by adding these Fig Preserves from Ashley Smyczek – trust us, it’ll be amazing. Get creative with a jam that uses produce you may not have expected (but will find totally delicious): this Rhubarb Banana Jam from Annabelle Randles. If you’re someone who is trying to eat less sugar, don’t worry – Lilia Jankowska has your back with this Sugar-Free Cinnamon Cardamom Plum Jam!

4. Berry Delicious

Image Source: Strawberry and Raspberry Jam

Of course we had to add a section to feature one of the most classic and well-loved ways to make sweet sauces: berries! The jarred stuff will never be quite good enough again after trying this Strawberry and Raspberry Jam from Sabrina Estafo. The best thing about berry jams and preserves are that they’re a lot easier than you may think – just look at this Simple Chia Berry Spread from Molly Patrick or Laura Nockett‘s 10-Minute Mixed Berry Compote.

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