Making your own fruit preserves puts you in charge of all the ingredients

There are few things better than the taste of fresh fruit preserves served on a piping hot piece of bread in the morning. 

I was raised to believe that anything that be made can be made better at home. Once you learn how to make your own fruit preserves, the basic steps necessary to produce your own tasty fruit preserves are easy to follow again and again.

Prepare the Fruit

Make sure that you have removed any stems or cores present in the fruit as well as the skin (unless you are preserving something like cherries or blueberries). You will want to keep them in large chunks, as opposed to mashing them, like you would to make a jam.