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Peak-season orange-fleshed melons cook down into smooth, sweet jam that's perfect paired with cheese and a glass of crisp white wine.

Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball canning products, recently released a collection of recipes that every home canner needs to know. Whether you’re pickling your garden bounty for the winter or canning sauces, jams and other goodies for gifts, pick up a copy of your own and prepare to be inspired.  

Cantaloupe as you’ve never tasted it! Melon jam is a truly spectacular treat commonly seen in France. Serve with floral soft and hard cheeses and water crackers.

Tricks of the Trade: Choose a perfect ripe and juicy orange-fleshed melon for this jam. It will cook down into a rich, deep orange.

Reprinted with permission from The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving