We are open.  As these difficult times continue we are doing our best to keep serving customers still needing supplies. We are following the government’s advice to the letter in terms of health, hygiene and operational guidelines.
Mail order. Our efficient mail order service is in full swing as our customers stock up on pantry essentials such as Red Onion Marmalade and delicious treats such as Strawberry Extra Jam.

Thank you very much to all our loyal customers and to every new one, every purchase is truly appreciated.  Claire, Sheila and the Team.

Welcome to Claire’s handmade

At Claire’s Handmade we love all types of jams, chutneys, marmalades and relishes. We are a small food producer based in the beautiful county of Cumbria, on the outskirts of the English Lake District. We love spending time in our kitchen developing new recipes and working with marvellous ingredients and flavours to make our award winning preserves.


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When developing new recipes we like to create that perfect match.
Sweet or savoury, there are many combinations, and many happy accidents that just work so well.

Scone with Strawberry Extra Jam

Freshly baked scones with Strawberry Jam

Handmade Strawberry Jam with freshly baked scones just out of the oven – there’s nothing better! Our traditionally made Strawberry Extra Jam brings a burst of summer flavour to warm scones.  We love this recipe from BBC Good Food for delicious scones which are quick and easy to make.

Cumberland Chutney with Sneck Lifter Ale served with blue cheese

Cumberland Chutney with Sneck Lifter Ale – just the job with a creamy blue cheese

Packed with dates and apples and lightly spiced with ginger and mace, this fruity chutney goes extremely well with a creamy blue cheese.


Spicy Tomato Chutney

This light and fresh chutney packs a punch when served with warmed halloumi.  It’s equally amazing as a burger relish or with potato wedges.


What We’ve Been Up To…

Pep up your favourite dishes.  #chutney #marmalade #cumbria #lakedistrict #local #natural
Planning a BBQ? We have some delicious accompaniments #bbq #lakedistrict #burgers #handmade #natural #relish
It’s nearly #fathersday ! We have a wide choice of tasty treats from tangy marmalade for breakfast or fiery chilli jam for supper.  #fathersdaygifts #father #fathersdaygiftideas #fathersday #chutney #jam #handmade #lakedistrict
Really pleased to be in the June issue of Good Housekeeping. @goodhousekeepinguk #goodhousekeepingmagazine #local  #cumbria #jam #chutney #relish #marmalade


Our preserves are all made with only natural ingredients and nothing added that shouldn’t be there. We have won numerous awards including Great Taste Awards and World Marmalade Awards.