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Jazz Up Your Jam!

Fed up of the same old strawberry jam on toast for breakfast? Well it’s currently jam-making season, so you can do something about it! The fruit is ripe for picking, ready to be turned into all sorts of tasty creations; whether it’s a fruit pie, crumble or jam. But why not veer away from the more traditional flavours such as strawberry and raspberry and go for something a little more unusual? You don’t even have to stick to making jam – there are plenty of other fantastic ways in which you can preserve your autumn fruit, such as as in relishes and curds!

The following recipes for jam, relish and curd make the most of the autumn season by using flavouring such as cinnamon and apple cider vinegar to enhance the natural flavour of the seasonal fruits. These are our favourites!

Jam Recipes

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Rhubarb & Vanilla Jam

Here in Britain, we don’t appreciate the humble rhubarb enough! We may use it in a crumble now and then, but let’s be honest – most of us associate rhubarb with the rhubarb and custard flavoured boiled sweet! Give this sweet vegetable the respect it deserves by turning it into a delicious jam that can be eaten on toast (and straight from the jar)! Rhubarb & Vanilla Jam is a perfect balance of sweet and tangy, making it incredibly tasty and keeping you coming back for more…

Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.

Spiced Plum Jam

This plum jam recipe is great, as it can be used in so many different ways. Of course you can eat it on toast as is traditional with jam, but it is also suitable for use with savoury dishes! Serve it as a sauce on roast pork or duck dishes for a tasty, fruity twist.

Find the full recipe at Tesco Real Food.

Relish & Chutney Recipes

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Autumn Relish

This relish celebrates everything great about the autumn season, using apples, blackberries and ground spices for this delicious accompaniment to savoury dishes such as cold cuts of meat and a variety of vegetarian meals. Whilst being a very traditional autumn recipe, we think that this relish would be ideal for making around the Christmas period where you will probably end up with a lot of extra meat that you’ll need to create dishes from!

Find the full recipe at Good To Know.

Spiced Pear Chutney

Another very traditional autumn recipe, using pear and sultanas with a kick of chilli heat! A fantastic addition to sandwiches, wraps and savoury dishes such as a Ploughman’s Lunch.

Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.

Curd Recipes

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Lemon Curd

We don’t know about you, but when we think of lemon curd, we visualise jars and jars of the stuff on a stall at a village fete being sold by the local Women’s Institute… Break the stereotypes of lemon curd by making your own at home! There’s nothing nicer than a thick slab of lemon curd on warm, buttery toast with a lovely cup of tea on a Sunday morning.

Find the full recipe at Delia Online.

Clementine Curd

If you want to try something a little different, why not add some clementines to your curd? They break down the sharpness of traditional lemon curd and makes you look very posh! This spread not only tastes fantastic on toast, but can also be used to flavour cakes and desserts.

Find the full recipe at Jamie Oliver.

Complete The Look With Our Traditional Jam Jars

When ever you make a batch of fruit preserve, it is very unlikely that you are going to eat the whole lot by yourself and many of us end up giving a lot of the stuff away to friends and family. Why not make a proper gift out of it by presenting them your preserves in rustic, traditional jam jars!

Traditional Jam Jars

If you’re after the traditional look, then our range of glass jam jars are perfect for you. They are simple yet functional, with plenty of space for you to add labels to the flat, smooth body of the jars. They are very competitively priced and come in a massive range of sizes, from a tiny 30ml right up to 700ml!

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Unusual Glass Jars

If you want a slightly more unique jar, then we have plenty of options for you. From Square jars to posh Le Parfait jars, you’re sure to find the perfect jar for your tasty jams and preserves that will catch your customers’ eyes (if you’re a brand) or impress as homemade gift packaging for friends and family. We’ve got many different unusual shaped glass jam jars which include Hexagonal, Square, Orcio and Le Parfait.

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Add A Lid

Once you’ve got the right jar for your preserves, you’re going to need to lock in all that yumminess with a twist off lid. Luckily, we have a wide selection of lid designs for you to choose from, so you can match it to your brand or just pick your favourite one! We have plain colours that include black, gold and silver, as well as patterned designs that include gingham and floral.

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You can find all our compatible twist off lids at the end of all our glass jar categories – just make sure to take note of your jar’s neck size so you get the right one. Alternatively, you can buy the jar and cap together when you choose one of our bundle options within the categories. For any questions about our products please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0161 367 1414 or email us on [email protected]

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Grab The Best Cheap Jam Jars This Jamming Season!

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It’s jamming season! The fruit is ripe for picking, ready for you to whizz up into all sorts of delicious preserves like jams, marmalades and chutneys. Here at Ampulla, we want to help you maximise the quality, taste and appearance of your jams, with this short guide of tips and tricks! We might even have a variety of cheap jam jars knocking around that could come in useful for you…

Jam-Making Tips

You might think that making jam is child’s play, I mean, all you have to do is boil up some fruit and sugar until it turns into a gooey mess then leave it to set right? However if you follow some easy steps, you can make sure that your jams are the best they can possibly be. Let us talk you through some.

Sterilise Your Jam Jars

It is very easy for bacteria to get into your jars, and the warm environment and sugars in your jam gives them the ideal space to start multiplying! You will need to sterilise your glass jam jars before use simply by washing them in hot soapy water, then baking them in the oven at 140 degrees celsius until they are completely dry. If you are using jars with rubber lined lids, you will need to remove the linings and boil them in hot water (as baking rubber seals will cause damage to them).

Use Commercial Pectin If Necessary

Simply put, pectin is a fibre that exists in the cells of fruits and vegetables that holds up the cell walls. It is the pectin that will thicken your jam and help it to set. However, some fruits have more pectin than others, meaning that some types of jam will set better than others. Cranberries, blueberries and gooseberries have high pectin levels, whilst strawberries have low pectin levels. Therefore if you are using fruits such as strawberries in your jam, we recommend adding a high pectin fruit into your recipe to increase the pectin levels or, if you do not want to alter the taste of your jam, you can also buy commercial pectin to add into your jam to thicken it. Don’t worry, this will not reduce the quality of your jam.

Use Jars With Twist-Off Metal Lids

When setting jam, a lot of jam-makers place wax discs over the top of their jars, which is intended to prevent any mould from forming on the top of your jam. However if you set your jams in jars that are compatible with twist-off metal lids, the wax discs won’t be necessary. This is because these lids are airtight, so once they are secured onto the jars it is impossible for any bacteria or mould to get in. Ampulla has a great range of twist-off metal lids that are compatible with our cheap jam jars, that come in a myriad of designs including gingham and floral patterns!

Don’t Label Hot Jars

Make sure that your jam is fully cooled in the jar before adding any branded labels or stickers. If you try to add them whilst the jar is warm, the heat will cause the labels to wrinkle and peel off.

Cheap Jam Jars

Choosing the right jam jar for your preserves is key to your brand. Are you serving up mini portions at hotel breakfast buffets or are you retailing to the mass market? Luckily for you, we have a variety of cheap jam jars available to suit your every need! Our jars range from 30ml sizes right up to 700ml, which you can browse by clicking here.

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Our 30ml Mini Glass Jam Jars come with a choice of 3 different lid colours and are ideal for single servings of jam at buffets and posh afternoon teas! Meanwhile our 190ml Glass Jam Jar is perfect for packaging family sized portions to retail to the mass market.

If you’re working within a budget, we also have fantastic range of budget jars that are cost-effective but don’t skimp on quality.

Recipes

Stuck for inspiration? Why not steal some ideas from these great recipes?

In conclusion, if you’re making jam, just follow our steps and you’ll be right as rain. P.S. Make sure to take a look at our cheap jam jars, we promise they won’t disappoint!

Liked this guide to cheap jam jars? Then you’ll love our 5 Unusual Marmalade Recipes.

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Wholesale Glass Jars For Businesses On A Budget

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We think we’ve got the best wholesale glass jars anywhere on the web, especially when it comes to price. Best of all, the more you order, the better the price we can offer you!

You can browse the whole Budget Glass Jar range by clicking here, but for now here are a few of our favourites from the collection.

The cheapest jar in our Budget Jar range is the new 150ml Clear Glass Jar. Unlike our other offerings, this jar doesn’t come with a lid but is compatible with 53mm twist off closures if you wish to buy those separately. One unit costs 18p, however if you buy these jars in bulk you can get them for as little as 10p per unit! A great choice for small businesses that are just starting out.

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The 370ml Clear Glass Jar is low in price but not in quality! This jar comes with a red gingham patterned twist off lid which will give a rustic, homely feel to your products, but is also available with gold, silver, white and black lids – or with no lid at all. Each lid is rubber lined to preserve the freshness of your product, making this jar ideal for storing jams and other preserves. Prices start from 36p for one unit, but can go down to as low as 24p per unit when you buy in bulk!

wholesale glass jars

If you’re looking for a taller, slimmer jar for your creations, then look no further than the 370ml Clear Glass Chutney Jar. This particular jar comes with a stunning twist off lid that is patterned with an intricate chutney design, featuring flowers and vegetables. What better jar to package your homemade chutneys in? Again, this jar is also available with other lid designs including black, gold, red, silver, blue gingham and fruity designs, with each lid rubber-lined for maximum product freshness. Get one unit for 38p or buy more for fantastic prices of just 26p per unit!

wholesale glass jars

Finally, one of the largest jars in our Budget Jar range is the 720ml Clear Glass Jar. Being a larger size, we think that this jar is perfect for pickled eggs/onions, beetroots, pasta sauces, mayonnaises and more. One unit is just 63p, but if you buying bulk you can get them for as little as 43p per unit!

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This is just a small selection of the budget jars available and you can browse the full range of wholesale glass jars by clicking here.

Looking for our best value bottles instead of jars? Check out our guide to what bottle is right for your product here.