We love toast. We love bagels. But sometimes we just want to use up the strawberry jam in the fridge that is open so we can get to that raspberry we’ve been drooling over. Maybe you want to try a new flavor and just aren’t sure you’ll like it enough. Maybe you live alone and just don’t eat it fast enough once the jar is opened. Whatever your reason, here are some ideas to get you through the end of the jar.
SYRUP – Make any jam into a syrup by adding some lemon or orange juice and blending it together. Stores up to 3 weeks in the fridge. Pancakes, ice cream, from blueberry to cranberry really any jam will work to create a special breakfast.
SAUCE – There are unlimited ways to use jam in sauces… I think my running favorite is Orange Chicken (link below) but really you can change up any stir fry sauce with flavors like Raspberry Jalapeno, Orange Marmalade, or even Peach!
GLAZE – I really like using our jams with proteins. The guys are in love with the Company Party Meatballs (link below) made with Storandt Farms Berry Cranberry Jam. I am personally in love with making wings with jam glazes (Sweet Hot Gameday Wings) Plum and Apple are a few others I have used with great success.
DESSERT – This one kind of goes without saying. You can use jams in pans of bars, crumbles, cakes….
DIP – One of our oldest fan ideas. A customer would use our Peachberry Jam warmed up a bit as a dipping sauce for chicken strips. What genius! Mix with some cream cheese for a change up to your veggie dip.
GREEK YOGURT – Again, mixing with the protein! Literally ANY flavor of jam with liven up plain yogurt and you can tailor the mix to as much or little as you like.
OATMEAL – Mix a spoonful in with rolled oatmeal instead of using the artificial flavored packages. You’ll be eating better oatmeal and it will taste better, promise!
SALSA – Yes. Salsa. I’m getting used to the fruit salsa trend. See the link below for a favorite version of Peach Salsa. Apple works well too.
FRUIT PIE – “Pie Pockets” are a great way to use jam also. Just use pie crust , spread jam over half and fold and press the edges.
COOKIES – Thumbprint cookies, drop cookies, filled cookies, jam adds a variety of flavor and colors to regular old cookies.
ICE CREAM – Make a syrup (above listed) or just plop some jam as a topping. I like to mix up my ice cream to make it more like soft serve and swirl it all in…. mmmmmm ice cream
CREAM CHEESE/CHEESECAKE – These two are great. Plain cream cheese with some hot jelly on served with crackers are great as an hor d’ourve, or an appetizer served with wine and cheese trays. Jam on cheesecake is amazing. Any flavor but Cherry really wins this one, ok, maybe strawberry, blueberry? So many options so little cheesecake …..
Hopefully this gives you plenty of options to be brave and try a new flavor of jam or jelly. If it doesn’t work on your bagel you can always try one of these options!