Nothing beats a pot of home-made jam, marmalade or mincemeat – and they make lovely gifts for friends. Delia removes the mystique from the rolling boil, setting and sterilising, allowing you to apply the technique to other fruit too. 


How to make mincemeat

Far superior to anything you can buy, home-made mincemeat will give your mince pies and tarts the edge at Christmas!


How to make strawberry preserve

Keep that summer feeling going by making your own strawberry jam - not only is it dead easy, but you can then enjoy a taste of summer in the depths of winter.


Cooks' Questions on Preserves

Find out what questions our members are asking about making jam, pickles and chutney...


How to make chutneys and pickles

Whether it's for the village fete, to give as gifts or simply to use up a glut in the vegetable plot, chutneys and pickles go down a storm with just about everyone. Just add cheese or cold meats...


Delia on the joys of preserving

Making your own preserves isn't just the preserve of the WI: once you know what to do, it's satisfyingly easy and will guarantee you never buy another pot of jam again!


Ten steps to jam-making

As with many other cookery techniques, jam-making demands knowledge of a few simple rules if you're to guarantee success every time. Here they are...

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