Welcome to Trappist Preserves! The monks of Saint Joseph’s Abbey were inspired to begin Trappist Preserves in 1954 after a stovetop batch of mint jelly from the Abbey herb garden quickly sold out at the Abbey gift shop. From this humble beginning, Trappist Preserves has grown to be recognized throughout North America as a premier, all-natural brand of preserves, jams, jellies, and conserves.
Trappist Preserves products are renowned for superior flavor, vibrant color, consistency of gel, texture, and distribution of fruit in each jar. Our sources are carefully selected to ensure the freshest ingredients. No artificial coloring, flavors or preservatives are ever used in Trappist Preserves!
Br. William James, our cook for 42 years, explains the difference in the products:
- Jams are made from pureed fruit
- Jellies are made from fruit juice
- Marmalades include peel
- Conserves are made from whole fruit; raisins & nuts may be added
- Preserves are made from whole fruit
“I first came across this stuff in a supermarket in Vermont. It’s made by monks. The boysenberry is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted.”
“Tried Trappist lemon marmalade several years ago when I found it at Big Lots. Then I couldn’t find it, so tried several other brands which were terrible. Finally did mail order from Trappist, and all is right with the world.”